·      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.

 

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

We will take this time to listen more deeply for the heart of the story - discerning and highlighting multiple perspectives. What is the key aspect to portray on stage? Another immersion into acting and stagecraft this weekend we will expand our personal and collective sensitivities and performative potentials.

 

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 Alison Fairlove & Amanda Brown

Opening our minds to the global context we live in, and expanding our understanding of our own identities and responses to difference in others, we will expand our awareness of social/political issues. And then bring this understanding and sensitivity into our performance work and relationship with the communities we serve. We will also address "Company Life” in a Playback Theatre group and look at what supports health and longevity in our play and work together over time.

 

2018: SEP 26-30    IONA RENEWAL RETREAT

with Jonathan Fox

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, ISLE OF IONA, SCOTLAND

WEDNESDAY 9.30AM TO SUNDAY 5.30PM

In this workshop we will use playback theatre and other action methods to take stock and find new sources of energy and commitment.  We will let the beauty of nature and the history of the island inspire us to examine the seeds of change that guide our lives, what we have achieved, and the challenges that lie ahead. The workshop will be led by Jonathan Fox and will count as supervision for accredited playback theatre trainers.

The journey to and from Iona itself will be an adventure. Coming to Iona you must find your way to Oban, a fishing village on the West coast of Scotland. Trains to Oban run regularly from Glasgow’s Queen Street Station. There are many ways to Glasgow — direct flights from overseas to Glasgow airport or flights from London or other domestic airports in the UK; or coach or train journeys from major cities in the UK and so on.  From Oban you take a big ferry to the Isle of Mull. Then you cross Mull on a bus to another smaller ferry terminal, where you catch a 10 minute ferry ride across to Iona. 

To accommodate a variety of budgets, the fee for this workshop does not include accommodation, breakfast or dinner. There are two excellent hotels on Iona, a lovely Youth Hostel (http://www.ionahostel.co.uk), several B&Bs, self-catering hire of homes, and also low cost camping possibilities (http://www.ionacampsite.co.uk) See also http://www.welcometoiona.com

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Go to http://www.welcometoiona.com for more information on the Isle of Iona

Go to http://www.welcometoiona.com for more information on the Isle of Iona


Fees:

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

Iona Renewal Retreat   £775 / deposit £300

Scholarships are available for students and the low-waged.