It is generally agreed that one of the most magical experiences for any actor is that moment when the character they are playing truly comes alive; when the performer finds they are saying and doing things that are not in their normal nature because they are speaking from the thoughts of another.
This workshop will examine some of the different strategies we can use for finding that character and lifting them off the page. It will look at widening the range of characters that we feel we can play and will consider techniques for accessing them.
We will find ways to deconstruct, demystify and analyse a character in order to rebuild them in a way that can be played effectively and with truth.
Using games, exercises, improvisation and script work, we will meet some very interesting people… and then get to take them home!
This workshop is of particular benefit to those who have not had the opportunity for formal training in drama, and is geared both to professional performers and amateur groups.
About Your Facilitator
David Richey is an actor, director and writer, and currently Artistic Director of The House of Fun Theatre. He sets up and runs many creative and theatrical workshops, and conducts a great deal of on-going professional training through Equity. He is an experienced improviser and has worked with several comedy-impro teams - many of whose essential skills are brought into the workshop environment. As well as the huge benefits for performance development, his workshops are well known for their sense of fun!