Pete Danelski - Embodying New Texts Workshop
In this course students will begin the process of developing individual methodologies for approaching new texts. Distinct form standard text analysis, the focus will be on establishing embodied, visceral relationships to materials often presented to performers—whether for audition, production or development. The course will ultimately provide first steps into building a performer-specific technique for entering and meeting the specific requirements of given texts.
He is a director, writer, and producer based in Washington, DC, making work all over. He creates theatre and performance through a variety of means and forms. Danelski co-adapted the first American adaptation of the Čapek brother’s Adam the Creator, which received a reading at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in 2019, and has developed work through a Kennedy Center Office Hours Residency. He is a 2019 Director-in-Residence with The Drama League of New York and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. As Artistic Programs Manager at Cultural DC, Danelski works with a broad range of artists from across the nation, facilitating a variety of work, intersecting visual and performing arts. His writing has been published internationally in Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association. M.Phil., Trinity College Dublin.
- Comfortable clothes
- Enough space to fully stand up and show on zoom
- Materials: chair- notebook and pen
Duration: 3-9 October 2021 (22 Hours Total / 7 Days )
Mandy Fox - Voice for Classical and Poetic Text Workshop
This course will equip participants with practical tools for investigating and activating
heightened text through creative analysis, games, and physical exercises. Participants will
choose their own one-minute monologue to bring to class, which can be any heightened text –
from Shakespeare to Hip-hop. Awaken your text in a creative, fun atmosphere!
She is an American actor, director, author, and narrator who has spent the last 20 years performing, directing, and coaching all over the world, from Broadway to London West End. Fox is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and the Actors Equity Association. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Voice Specialist for the Department of Theatre at Ohio State University.
Duration: 13-16 October 2021 (8 Hours Total) 4 Days
Timing: 5:00-7:00 PM
Sarah Atallah - Advocacy Through Performance Workshop
Social Theatre reflects our day to day life, so it becomes extremely important, at our times of economic crisis, pandemic, and Palestinian Cause, to bring the social narrative on stage, on the level of trainings and performances.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to work with crisis affected communities and to come up with performances engaging advocacy.
She is a Lebanese Applied Drama & Theatre Practitioner, Actress, Director, and Acting Trainer. Atallah directs acting training sessions and intensive workshops in several regions in Lebanon. She is the head of the Drama department at LAPA – Kuwait where she developed a special TOT program for children theatre instructors. Atallah holds a BA in Dramatic Arts (2012) and an MA in Acting Coaching from Lebanese University (2015).In addition to teaching, she has experience in stage acting and puppeteering, as well as TV and Cinema acting since 2012.
Duration: 23-27 October 2021 (10 Hours Total) 5 Days
Timing: 5:00-7:00 PM
Fabrizio Paladin - Theatrical Creation Methods Workshop
In this workshop, participants will undergo theatrical technical training; physical exercises aimed at developing scenic "qualities" and "perceptions," as well as, theatrical techniques, such as technical improvisation, guided improvisation, pure improvisation, and creation of the scene.
He is an Italian award winning actor, playwright, director and musician. He holds a graduate degree from University of Bologna in Literature and Philosophy, and has extensive expertise in Commedia Dell’Arte and improvisation. He has taught classes and workshops in Slapstick Comedy, Commedia Dell’Arte and Improvisation in many countries, colleges, and art schools. He was the winner of “PremioOmaggio a Giorgio Gaber” as best Italian talent in music and theater, and nominated as best actor at the Fringe Festival in Rome in 2015.
Duration: 1-7 November 2021 (21 Hours Total) 7 Days
Timing: 5:00-8:00 PM
The Star Dawood Hussain - The Comic Character
Learn about the secrets of the star Dawood Hussain in creating the comic character! What are the tools needed for building this character? How do we utilize and enrich these tools? Where and when does exaggeration succeed and serve the scene? Learn all of it and more, in this workshop!
One who lived through the golden era of Kuwaiti theater since the beginning of his profession in the mid-seventies, Hussain became a star of Kuwait and the Gulf. He developed his distinctive talent in acting after he joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts. He then participated with senior theatrical actors in qualitative and public works that made him one of the most important elements of the Kuwaiti social and political theater. A professional and inspiring celebrity as he is, he also excelled in embodying the theatrical character. In addition, Hussain participated in iconic Kuwaiti and Gulf plays such as, “Bye Bye London,” “Bye Bye Arab,” and “Fursan AlManakh.”
Duration: 13-18 November 2021 (12 Hrs total) 6 days / 2 hrs
Lab Fee: 345 KD