Just sharing some photos from my actor training workshops (Actor Training Through Physical Theatre) that I’m running at We Draman. This was from our session on physical approaches to creating a character – you can see us doing some animal walks and commedia dell’arte archetypes.
Actor Training Through Physical Theatre
It’s possible that I’ll be doing an intensive workshop series in mainland China soon, through my own company – more news on that to come.
I’m running another series of training workshops next year (2015). This time they’ll have more of a focus on actor-training, with some text work and leading up to a final public performance. Details are available in Chinese here.
About the Course
There are two major schools of thought in actor training, focusing on either the psychological process, or on physical technique. Practitioners of physical theatre place an emphasis on the latter, but this physical engagement often leads to a heightened emotional responsiveness, and improves the performer’s ability to project (rather than simply experience) a character’s psychology.