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January 2017

I Am An Artist

24/01/2017

Drama For All presents a relaxed performance about voicing our needs and pursuing our desires.

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Cholera Street / Ağır Roman

26/01/2017–28/01/2017

Arcola Ala-Turka presents an adaptation of Metin Kaçan's bestselling story, directed by Aylin Bozok.

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#Hashtag Lightie

31/01/2017–04/02/2017

Writer Lynette Linton and director Rikki Beadle-Blair explore being mixed race in Britain today.

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February 2017

INTRO TO ACTING – CONSENTING ADULTS

13/02/2017–20/03/2017

This six-week workshop explores the techniques that an actor uses to decode a text. Using both script analysis and physical exploration, you will explore language, form, and character in order to strengthen a performance. Working with a range of texts from the 20th and 21st Century, you will explore practitioners such as Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov. Through practical activities, discover the fundamental skills required for acting. Identify how to create character and how to respond effectively to other performers. Explore…

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INTRO TO PHYSICAL THEATRE – CONSENTING ADULTS

14/02/2017–21/03/2017

This six week introduction to Physical Theatre will introduce you to a range of skills inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq. Working towards a liberated body of physical expression we will work through basic techniques of Physical Storytelling including Mime, Ensemble work, Elements, Movement and Devising. This course is ideal for any performers looking to expand their physical vocabulary and build their ability to embody a character. It is also an opportunity to work in a supportive ensemble through…

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ACCENTS AND DIALECTS – CONSENTING ADULTS

15/02/2017–22/03/2017

It is important to bring truth to each role, and part of that truth includes the dialect of a character. Work with a leading accent and dialect coach to find the character's dialect in performance through a close examination of the character's lived experience, class, race, gender, and beyond. A variety of international accents will be explored starting with General American in this exciting six week masterclass. Discover the foundations of accent work including oral posture, intonation and sound changes…

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DIRECTING ACTORS – CONSENTING ADULTS

16/02/2017–23/03/2017

Learn how to create a director’s concept that communicates your interpretation of the play and unifies the elements of a production. Understand the processes of preparing for rehearsal and the relationship of story, design and performance. This innovative six week masterclass will take participants through pre-rehearsal preparation, rehearsals into productions. Participants will gain an insight into how productions are planned for and rehearsed, as well as having the opportunity to work with scripts and actors in the room. This workshop…

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March 2017

IMPROVISING ON THE PAGE FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – CONSENTING ADULTS

11/03/2017–12/03/2017

Arcola is thrilled to present this week-end masterclass in writing for stage and screen. It explores the similarities and differences between the two media and arenas. The focus is developing raw material for performance and production; the approach suits both first time and more experienced writers who’ve yet to have their work produced for stage or screen. On Day One, you will view and read selected scenes from plays that have been adapted for cinema, along with watching a short…

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BENDING THE RULES: SCRIPTWRITING – CONSENTING ADULTS

18/03/2017–19/03/2017

Is form political? What exciting spaces can be carved out between following the rulebook and throwing it out? How might a writer’s traditional tools be repurposed? This weekend masterclass will explore ways to bend the established rules of scriptwriting. It will consider bedrocks of dramatic writing such as plot, character and setting, and the way conflict and change are typically enacted by -  or against - these. During the weekend we’ll ask to what extent received ideas and rules about…

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