Evening Classes / £160 / CREATING / PERFORMING
8 Tuesday Evenings from 6th Oct (no class 27th Oct) to 1st Dec
*TIE IN: Receive a 10% discount when you book this course together with
Puppets for Solo Performance / MAKING
This course will take you through the process of putting together a short solo performance with puppetry.
We will explore starting points for generating performance material, and ways to structure your ideas into an exciting and satisfying show.
As your work develops, we will look at skills that are particularly necessary for solo performance. These will be led by the needs of the participants but will include: looking at various ways of using the presence of the performer; Help, I’ve Only Got Two Hands; keeping multiple characters alive; working with the audience as a solo performer. The course will also give opportunities to get the outside-eye support that is so important when working alone.
The course will culminate with an opportunity to show our pieces for an invited audience.
To get the most from the course, participants will need to be able to devote some time outside of the class to working on their material; it will be beneficial to come to the course with some strong ideas of what you would like to work on (we are happy to discuss this with individuals ahead of the course), and puppets you would like to work with. We will not do major puppet making during the class, although there will be plenty of advice available if you are making figures as part of your process.
The course will be led by Darren East.