This is a 2 day theatre workshop.
Day one Saturday 3 July 10am to 5pm will be held at Theatre Royal.
Day two Sunday 4 July 10am to 5pm will be held at The Centre, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds.
An invitation to let down the defences that prevent people from laughing in a two-day workshop led by Jamie Wood, exploring his definition of the word, ‘clown’.
Jamie Wood teaches and performs his clown shows around the world. He regularly teaches and directs at Drama Schools in the UK.
“We try very hard all the time to not appear idiotic, what would happen if we stopped trying?”
Jamie will lead participants through a series of exercises and provocations connecting body, voice, imagination and play. With the other workshop participants as the audience, you will explore what that relationship can be if listened to closely and openly.
As a wonderful clown once said, ‘Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.’
Often in front of other people, we form defensive behaviours to keep ourselves safe. These patterns may also prevent people from connecting to us deeply, and in terms of comedy, may also prevent laughter.
The aim of this workshop is to create a supportive atmosphere of play that encourages participants to open up and share themselves fully with each other. The resulting experience will be laughter and potentially new ways to be with people.
This two-day workshop is for people interested in laughter, play and performance.
Spaces on this workshop are limited to 14 so please book soon to avoid disappointment.
THIS IS A 2 DAY WORKSHOP – SATURDAY 3RD AND SUNDAY 4TH JULY
PLEASE ENSURE YOU CAN ATTEND BOTH DAYS BEFORE BOOKING.
We are committed to the idea that finances should never be a barrier to participation. Don’t be afraid to contact email@example.com if payment is an issue.
Parking at both venues is the responsibility of the participants. The Greene King car park is unfortunately not available on either day.
If you have access needs please email firstname.lastname@example.org in order that we can make your time with us as comfortable as possible.
This workshop has been subsidised by a DYCP (Developing Your Creative Practice) grant from Arts Council England supporting local theatre maker David Whitney.