Dead Rabbits Theatre workshop
7th June 2017, at Guildford School of Acting
Workshop 2 – 3.30pm, Ivy Arts Centre
Playfulness, Spontaneity and Physical Comedy
And the Dead Rabbits Theatre
A workshop that will help you to discover how to be playful, spontaneous and fearless on stage. You will explore how to have a greater confidence, how to be funny, open, and perhaps vulnerable even though the audience is laughing…
HOW WILL IT WORK? The work stems from Lecoq, Pagneux and Gaulier teaching and will require you to explore and develop your understanding through your body rather than with your mind. The understanding of this practice comes through your physicality and through seeing what the audience finds funny or ridiculous.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? The most importantly you will be able to see what makes audience laugh. You will also begin to understand that spontaneity and playfulness is a skill and it can be learnt. You will gain confidence to employ this new way of looking at yourself in your own work.
Kasia Zaremba-Byrne works as a movement director for Dead Rabbits as well as for NIE, an international company based in UK and Norway. NIE recently won ASSITEJ International Award for artistic excellence, Total Theatre Awards and the Herald Angel Award in Edinburgh Fringe Festival. NIE work has toured throughout the UK and internationally to 23 countries (www.nie-theatre.com).
Kasia trained extensively with Monika Pagneux and with Phillippe Gaulier. She has taught movement and physical theatre at RADA, Rose Bruford College in London, The Bridge Training Theatre Company and The State Theatre School in Prague. Her acting credits include, among others, movement direction for Lionboy- Complicite, BBC Radio with Annabel Arden and at the Royal Court on Genoa 01 directed by Simon McBurney (Theatre de Complicite).
Kasia is a programme director for the MA and the BA in Physical Theatre at St Mary University, Twickenham.