How can we create dramatic text that is grounded and rooted in the body and movement?
How can we approach the writer's craft and process in a visceral way?
This workshop, led by international theatre creator, Coleen Shirin MacPherson, aims to provoke the imagination and stimulate your ability to play and transform image into writing. MacPherson will lead the group through Ecole Jacques Lecoq’s theatrical principles of movement, space and play and apply this to the craft of playwriting. We will begin our journey with the neutral mask and explore movement and space, nourishing our understanding of situation, character, action, observation and spatial relationships. We will search for our voice and inspiration through an exploration of music and poetry through practical exercises that ignite text.
Wednesday August 8th 6:00-9:00 pm
Thursday August 9th 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday August 10th 6:00-9:00 pm
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COLEEN SHIRIN MACPHERSON (Instructor)
After studying at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and taking part in UK’s Off-West End Arcola Theatre’s Writers’ Program and attending workshops led by playwrights James Graham (National Theatre) and Michel Azama (Bled, The Life and Death of Pier Paolo Pasolini), MacPherson has developed her own approach to writing for the stage to provoke the imagination and develop each artist’s unique voice. Her plays have appeared at Camden People’s Theatre, Mimetic Festival (London, UK), Falaki Theater (Cairo, Egypt), Plateau 31 (Paris, France) and The Theatre Centre (Toronto). She has also toured work to Shangai, Montreal, NYC, Poland, Chicago and Barcelona.
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