Masterclass: The Gospel of Othello with Patrice Naiambana

5-day creative lab in which participants will develop and stage their own version of Othello. Incorporating movement, improvisation, song, dance, and ensemble acting, participants will work with Naiambana to meld Shakespearean verse with the vernacular of their communities interrogating Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Exploring themes of gender relations, exile, racism, and ‘othering’, the lab encourages participants to exchange ideas on social change. This incredible development opportunity will culminate with a performance sharing.


Playback Theatre Skill Building Workshop Series

with Andrew Grey (Australia)

An 8-week series of training in Playback Theatre Practice. Playback Theatre increases people’s capacity to be spontaneous and work together, enabling individuals and teams to be more effective in terms of presence, adaptability and communication.


From Desire into Action: Theatre of the Oppressed and Radical Transformation 

with Hector Aristizabal (Colombia/USA)

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA), June 2013

with Hector Aristizabal Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA) 2013

with Hector Aristizabal

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA)

2013

As Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners, we tend to see ourselves as agents of social change; however we often neglect to engage in our own internal transformation. In this three-day workshop, we will use Boal’s rich methods – from Forum to Rainbow – to explore our personal lives and the lives of those we love in order to best serve our commitment to social change and radical activism. From Desire Into Action uses theatre to weave the invisible threads that link us to others dancing at the edge of the personal as political. Unlike therapy, which focuses on individual healing, this workshop will open a ritual space for community healing as we commit with one another to transforming our desires for change into action.

3 day training 

with Julian Boal Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA) 2013

with Julian Boal

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA)

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Framing the Question in Forum Theatre

with Julian Boal (Brazil)

Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference/ Miami University, Ohio (USA), June 2013

How do you frame a question in Forum Theatre? Forum Theatre pieces are questions addressed to the audience. We, the practitioners, don’t have the right to answer those questions. But that does not lessen our responsibilities in framing them.Not all questions are equally useful, ethical, or responsible in Forum Theatre.

3 day training  

Dynamic Moments

With Nijala Sun (USA)

Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival, 2012

A performance and drama workshop with Nijala Sun, renowned writer and performer from New York involving Melbourne's leading actors / writers from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds. information HERE and artist profiles HERE.

Nijala returned to Australia in 2013 and lead a workshop to further develop the outcomes of the first workshop.

Dynamic Moments With Nijala Sun (USA) Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival, 2012

Dynamic Moments

With Nijala Sun (USA)

Multicultural Arts Victoria and Melbourne Festival, 2012

Dynamic Moments: The Next Steps

with Nijala Sun (USA)

Multicultural Arts Victoria, Theatre Works and the Consulate General of the United States Melbourne, 2013

The group of leading theatre practitioners will get together with Nilaja and recreate or redevelop the five minute performance piece they created in the initial workshop and share it in as part of a continued development and dialogue. Information HERE and artist profiles HERE.

Dynamic Moments: The Next Stepswith Nijala Sun (USA) 2013

Dynamic Moments: The Next Steps

with Nijala Sun (USA)

2013