What is it?Exploring Viola Spolin's ‘Where’ Exercises we will approach how to fill the audience’s imagination with a sense of where your character is in your physical environment, how you can build a world on minimal props, and how to develop a detailed visceral imagination of your character’s world. This work is fundamental to creating a natural environment when there is no set provided.Who is it for?• Actors wanting to develop their awareness of the use of their own physicality in relation to their performance space• Actors wanting to improve their physical confidence and freedom on stage• Actors looking to engage a greater level of both discipline and freedom in their physical performance.What will you gain from it?• Experiences in building a detailed world on minimal or no props.• Explorations of Physical Sense Memory and Substitution and the effect it has on the body.• Development toward a detailed visceral imagination of your character’s environment• Constant supportive and individual feedback.• A focused approach to the development of the actor’s use of environment.• The exploration of ‘Visceral Imagination’ and honest and engaging ways of communicating the five senses to the audience.• An enhanced understanding of how to be clearer and more understandable, while at the same time becoming more free to play.• Opportunity to test your skills through monologue and scene work.
Places are limited to 12 participants.
Class runs weekly - six sessions over six weeks.
Tutor - Lawrence Carmichael
"Lawrence is awesome. He's fun, charismatic, full of energy, very inspiring and really funny, I have learnt a phenomenal amount working with him..." - John Kelley, Actor "Lawrence is as bold as he is sensitive. His intuitive teaching style means that whatever you're learning from him is organic and a direct response from what's happening around him. He has an innate ability to deliver exceptional levels of stage craft ...Specifically for me it was a joy to find out what matters most... trusting your body and Lawrence to guide you to letting go, turning your impulses into fully realized moments and feeling physically liberated!" - Kim Hardy, Actor the salon:collective This course is run by the salon:collective, a thriving actor training organisation offering a range of courses designed around the modern working actor. The ethos of our training is influenced by the Meisner technique of acting, each tutor has a fully grounded knowledge of the technique, in addition to their own specialism: physical theatre, Shakespeare, voice work and screen acting.
Image credit: Kim Hardy