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On this course, you will work with an experienced Morley tutor and puppetry specialist alongside a guest professional from Little Angel Theatre. Over two sessions, unpack and explore what you may encounter in a puppetry based audition for theatre. Many theatre companies now use puppetry or object led physical/visual theatre in creating work, and puppetry skills are becoming more widely asked of from performers. Similarly, with puppetry holding a unique place on stage, puppeteers are being seen for auditions more and more. This short course will give you a taster of the kind of exercises, material, tasks and atmosphere of a working audition, in a friendly, supportive and informative environment. Working with objects, materials and also guest puppets, provided by the Little Angel Theatre and two industry professional tutors. We aim to cover the possibilities of “traditional” prepared audition practice, and to prepare you for the unknown possibilities that can happen once you turn up for an audition.
This course will be taught through: - practical exercises led by course tutors - collaborative group exercises responding to a brief, followed by class review and feedback - set individual exercises undertaken by the student with feedback from course tutors - group discussion led by course tutors - student self review and reflection
This is an advanced course and prior experience in performance is required. You could be a working professional, or training/learning as a performer or a puppeteer. A good standard of spoken and written/read English.
You must be able to attend both sessions on the corresponding weeks. Some homework will be set to be worked on between the sessions and explored in the second session. Whilst we welcome performers of all kinds, exercises and the general focus will be directed towards visual/physical theatre and puppetry. Therefore we will be exploring the kind of content and material covered in auditions used by companies and theatre practice of this nature. Thus, this is NOT a standard acting audition workshop. This is a practical class and you will need to be comfortable working physically and actively participating.
Comfortable clothing you can move around in Something to allow you to take notes Ways to document are welcome, for example you may want to film or take photos. However these are not to be shared outside of a class context and are for sole use by the student. Water/refreshments.
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