Creative Workshops @ Conway Hall


A series of drop in workshops exploring ways of creation for writers, actors, directors, live artists, dancers, choreographers, photographers, singers and anyone with an unrealised creative urge.
Each week a different exercise will help the creative juices flow.
Workshops led by Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon.  
Sean and Luke's acclaimed 'Creating Solo Performance' is published by Routledge.

Luke Dixon is a performance maker, writer, teacher and academic, internationally known for his innovative productions of Shakespeare, his site-specific performances, his teaching of actors and his research into performance. His productions for theatre nomad, of which he was Artistic Director for 20 years, have been seen in China, North America, South Africa, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Czech and Slovak Republics, Spain and the UK. Luke has a doctorate in 'The Performance of Gender'. Recent work includes A Summer of Ecosex with Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens. His book hugely influential, 'Play-Acting', a guide to theatre workshops, is published by Methuen in the UK and by Routledge in the US.

Sean Bruno has a wide range of experience in making, both solo and collaborative, performance work in various contemporary and traditional styles; including dance, spoken word, multimedia and site specific. He has worked in various writing, performance and dramaturgical capacities with performance companies as The National Theatre of Ireland, Theatre Nomad, The International Workshop Festival, Lo Commotion Dance, Teatro Vivo and Sweden’s The Harbour Project.

More information from:
07952 960424

Saturdays 11 - 2
£15 for each workshop

10th February

Creating Monologues
This practical workshop will guide participants through several fun approaches to generating story ideas and transforming them into original and engaging monologues. Perfect for performers interested in developing their storytelling and devising skills.

17th February
A million ways to tell a story
This monologue / storytelling workshop will challenge participants to think about stories in new ways as they learn simple techniques to reshape familiar stories into something new and original. A playful way to experiment with story structure, explore style, and discover new ways of sharing a story.

24th February
Characters and their stories
In this workshop, participants will learn techniques for quickly creating three dimensional characters and getting them to tell their own unique and engaging stories. Great for performers looking for ways to generate new – or develop an existing -performance or story ideas.

10th March
Family stories
This workshop explores ways of using personal and family stories to create performance. It may be that you want to recount things that have happened to you, whether mundane or magnificent, or you may want to explore family history, where recent or in the long-forgotten past. For those writing epic plays to those devising solo performances, and everyone in between.

17th March
Perambulatory  performances
Discover and invent ways of taking an audience, literally, on a journey. We'll look at creating and structuring an event in which the audience is led from one location to another, using scripts, maps and event voices on mobile phones. An introduction to new ways of making site specific work, including digital ones.

24th March
Voices from history
An opportunity to find ways of using historical characters and events to make performance. These can be from the distant past to the recent past, famous or little known. We'll look at ways of researching and imagining, and the transformation of found material in living theatre.

12th, 19th May
2nd, 16th, 23rd June