PEP | Performers Exchange Project

Workshop: “Creating Physical Material for Performance”

PEP is now offering the following workshop at Live Arts in Charlottesville:

Creating Physical Material for Performance

(8-week session)

5 participants min/10 participants max

Learn how to create physical scores (actor-generated “material”) that can be used to create characters, blocking, and scenes for performance.

In the first few classes, actors will create a short physical score and learn every part of it with precision in mind. Then we will move on to manipulating this score with various treatments, such as speed and size. We will also marry these physical elements with text to investigate the potential possibilities for performance.

This class will introduce actors to tools they can use to deepen their control of their physical and vocal work and expand their range.

Please come dressed and ready to move. We will work in bare feet. You should also come with a short piece of text (5/6 lines) you have completely memorized. It doesn’t matter at all what the text is.

Who?  This class is designed for all levels of actors.

When?  Sundays 4:00pm-6:00pm, Jan 12-Mar 2

Where? 123 East Water Street, 4th floor (Rehearsal A)

Tuition: $160, $144 for Friends of Live Arts



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