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Part of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage Masterclass series, we will explore practical ways in which we can make our theatre speak more powerfully to audiences by lining up what we wish to say with how we choose to say it. In taking on this challenge we will learn how exploring form ideas can generate unexpectedly emotive and provocative content.

As a means of conducting these experiments we will draw on exercises Stan’s Cafe has used in the creation of its internationally successful productions. This will include both exercises of physical theatre, with improvisation text. A high level of proficiency is not required in these areas; in this arena it is the ideas that count.

We will have fun and debate and conclude with some collective working on real life challenges brought to the group by its participants. If you have a speculative idea for a show in a bottom drawer that you could never quite get to work, then bring it in and maybe together we can help start to fix it.

All participants who attend this masterclass are eligible for a discount to see Stan’s Cafe present The Cardinals at World Stage at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Feb 12-15, 2015.

Date: Thurs Feb 12
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3A4
Cost: $40 for members, $60 for non-members

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