workshop: creating character through physicality

18 Oct, 1, 4, 8, 11 & 18 Nov
£15 (+ bkg fee)
2 - 5pm

For Professional Actors

A 3 hour workshop led by Matthew Parker, award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre

Matthew will work with attendees on fun, innovative and effective ways of building a character’s physicality and how to unlock your character’s inner rhythm. Attendees will leave with a few additional tools in their actor toolkit. And having had some fun! No preparation necessary. Just a willingness to jump in feet first.

Places are strictly limited to 10 participants per session. To confirm your place please book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/203598

Dates
This Workshop will run 6 times on the following dates:

Weds 18 Oct
Weds 1 Nov
Sat 4 Nov
Weds 8 Nov
Sat 11 Nov
Sat 18 Nov

Time:
Each workshop will run from 2.00-5.00pm on each of the above 6 dates

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat footwear.

About Matthew Parker 

Matthew is a freelance theatre director and Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre. He has a passion for bringing his visual imagination and physical style to classic stories, with a penchant for emotionally raw, visually beautiful work.

He won Best Artistic Director at this year’s Off West End Awards for his work at The Hope in 2016; the same year The Hope was shortlisted as Fringe Theatre of the Year at the annual Stage Awards. He has received 3 Best Director Offie nominations for his in-house productions at The Hope: Her Aching Heart, Sea Life and the European premiere of Lovesong of the Electric Bear which later transferred to The Arts, West End and won 2 Offies at the 2016 awards. His adaptation of Chekhov’s Ward No.6 gained a Best Ensemble nomination at The Stage Awards and Time Out Critic’s Choice upon it’s transfer to London.

Directing at The Hope Theatre: Brimstone and Treacle, Her Aching Heart (Best Play, Spy In The Stalls Awards), Steel Magnolias (Best Off West End Production, Break A Leg Critic’s Choice Awards), Sea Life and Lovesong of the Electric Bear. Also Antigone (for Tales Retold) and Summer Showers (First Draft Theatre Co.).

Other Directing includes The Cherry Orchard, A Scent of Flowers, A Woman Alone (all Jack Studio Theatre), Ward No.6 (C Venues, transferred to Camden People’s Theatre), Brainville At Night (Old Red Lion), Mary Rose (Jack Studio; transferred to Riverside Studios), The Possibilities (Tristan Bates), Two (Dispense Theatre) and The Late Edwina Black (Sheringham Summer Rep).  Assistant Directing includes Entertaining Mr Sloane (UK/Ireland Tour) and Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Season 2012.

Matthew is a faculty member of Drama Studio London where he teaches Stagecraft and Text Into Performance and has directed numerous projects including pantomime tours, modern classics, restoration comedy and devised work. He has lectured at London drama schools including the MTA and Mountview.

For more info on his work please visit his website at www.matthewparker.net

We are unable to offer refunds. If you are unable to attend the workshop due to an emergency (e.g. medical) we will try to swap you to another date subject to availability.

 

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)