21 Nov – 2 Feb 2018 / 7 x Tuesday Evenings & final performance Fri 2 Feb / £199 (£179 conc) / CREATING / PERFORMING
‘I FEEL THIS HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER, AND I’M HEADING FOR MY DREAM FUTURE OF BEING ARTIST AND PUPPETEER!’
‘THE COURSE WAS A COMPLETE SUCCESS – RIGHT NOW, PUPPETRY FEELS LIKE A PLATFORM FOR ME TO EXPLORE PERFORMANCE, MAKING, WRITING, DIRECTING, AND COMMUNITY WORK.’
This course will give you a supportive laboratory and workshop to put together a short (up to 10 minute) puppetry performance of your own. This can be a solo piece, and it can be a stand-alone short performance or a section of a longer show.
You will be guided through a devising and rehearsal process, using a rich variety of performance skills and techniques to put together a successful short performance piece. There will be an opportunity to share this at the end of the course, in an appropriate theatre space.
The course will demand a certain amount of practice and preparation outside of the class times. Major puppet making is not a focus of this class, and it will probably be necessary for you to come with puppets / figures / objects you want to use. It may be possible to borrow puppets to work with for this course, please contact us well in advance if you’re interested in this option.
In previous outings, this course has produced a range of exciting and acclaimed new short pieces in a variety of forms (tabletop, shadow work, songs and storytelling, intimate one-to-one performance, children’s work). Alongside making your own short show, you will finish the course with developed devising, rehearsal and puppetry performance skills.
The course dates will be: Tuesdays 21/11/17, 28/11, 12/12, then 9/1/18, 16/1, 23/1, 30/1 and Friday 2/2 (show).
The course will be led by award winning puppetry director and performer Darren East.