We work with people who've never performed and people who've performed longer than us. Some of the subjects people ask us to return to are below, but sessions are bespoke for participant groups.
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Katherina’s fine art training and theatre design experience inform sessions on the visuals of working on stage. This can include set design, costume design, interpreting text and the making of objects for performance.
Many of our workshops focus on various aspects of devising (which can be a solo or group process), including starting points, generating material, editing and shaping a performance. Working with objects, and generating actions or task-based performance can be very productive for participants used to working in character-driven drama.
working with text
We offer workshops on a range of text generation techniques, working with found text, text as sound and performance writing. The variety of ways in which text can be a part of performance leads to very diverse results within individual sessions on these subjects.
As much of our work engages with autobiographical material, we always enjoy working with others on their own stories. Starting with objects, stories or places with personal meaning, we share skills in creating engaging performance from experiences both everyday and rare.
Classic skills in analysing text to build character and discover rich meaning are vital in understanding complex performance texts, whether as critical interpreter, performer or creator.
By taking different starting points, we develop practical performance ideas which allow people to quickly create. From these, a variety of potential development pathways become visible, and participants enjoy choosing which performance to make, without worrying about how.