·      Those of you who already have playback theatre experience – Core Training or at least 6 months practice with a group - are welcome to join any of these courses, to develop your craft and learn new skills.

·      The courses marked * are Essential Courses which cumulatively lead to the Advanced Practitioner’s Certificate in Playback Theatre. Talk to us if you are interested in this programme.

·      All weekends and residentials will run with two trainers. They will be a combination of Core faculty - Anna Chesner, Simon Floodgate & Veronica Needa – and special guest teachers.

 

2017: OCT 6-8*               Acting & staging

IN READING

FRIDAY EVENING (6.30-9.30PM), SATURDAY (10AM-7PM) & SUNDAY (9.30AM-4.30PM) – 19 TRAINING HOURS.

with Andrew Gray & Veronica Needa

Stage, space, body, action: developing resources in artistic expression - as an individual and as an ensemble within the frame of the Playback Theatre stage.  We will free up physical and vocal expression, and explore the use of cloth, music, space & time - bringing stories more vividly to life together as a team.

 

2017: DEC 1-3*        nuts & bolts of conducting

in reading

FRIDAY EVENING (6.30-9.30PM), SATURDAY (10AM-7PM) & SUNDAY (9.30AM-4.30PM) – 19 TRAINING HOURS.

with Di Adderley & Veronica Needa

We will explore the many roles of a conductor - developing presence; understanding context; managing transitions, rhythm & content over the arc of a performance. 

 

2018: feb 9-11*               music & ritual

IN READING

FRIDAY EVENING (6.30-9.30PM), SATURDAY (10AM-7PM) & SUNDAY (9.30AM-4.30PM) – 19 TRAINING HOURS.

with Steve Nash & Veronica Needa

Music in Playback Theatre is very powerful for its artistic contribution to the performance on the one hand; and also for its role in managing the frame, process and rhythm of a whole event. Often in the background, lets make this conscious and understand its true value in our work.

 

2018: APR 6-8*              FACETS OF THE STORY

IN READING

FRIDAY EVENING (6.30-9.30PM), SATURDAY (10AM-7PM) & SUNDAY (9.30AM-4.30PM) – 19 TRAINING HOURS.   

with Anna Chesner & Simon Floodgate

Discerning and highlighting multiple perspectives on the story. What is the key aspect to portray on stage?

 

2018: JUN 8-10*     ATTENDING TO THE SOCIAL DIMENSION

IN READING

FRIDAY EVENING (6.30-9.30PM), SATURDAY (10AM-7PM) & SUNDAY (9.30AM-4.30PM) – 19 TRAINING HOURS. 

with Simon Floodgate & Veronica Needa

Developing attention to the social dimensions of story. Looking at "Company Life in a Playback Theatre group" as a social entity/experience. Where do we stand on social/political issues?   Initiating and sustaining community based projects.


Fees:

Each * weekend  non-residential course   £195 / deposit £50

Scholarships are available for students and the low-waged.