A weekend intensive on the basic building blocks of theatrical scene building utilising a mix of methodologies including traditional Stanislavskian techniques, Practical Aesthetics, late 20th century English methodologies and the work of Frantic Assembly. Over the course of two days participants will learn how to harvest all of the material they need to create a compelling performance from what is provided on the page while also experiencing a performance style that leaves them open to collaboration and organic change within the performance of contemporary writing. Utilising the work of a number of leading 20 and 21st century playwrights participants will look at Status, Public / Private space, Intention / Action, Given Circumstance, Physicality, Musicality of Text, Character and Story Arcs and much more. The workshop aims to leave participants ready to take the next step in a professional rehearsal room.
Normal Fee: 275 Euro VAT incl.
Early Registration Fee until April 3th: 255 Euro VAT incl.
Instant Booking Fee until March 15th: 235 Euro VAT incl. |
Observer 2 day ticket (Directors, Writers, Producers | Limited tof 3): 135 Euro
Geordie is one of Australia’s leading theatre and music theatre directors. From 2012 – 2019. He was the Artistic Director and Co-CEO of State Theatre Company South Australia during which time he more than tripled the Company’s activity and instigated its first three ever international tours.
One of his latest productions for Frantic Assembly and the Lyric Hammersmith, Things I Know To Be True, recently enjoyed a return four-month, sell-out season in the UK. His directing credits also include Machu Picchu, Kryptonite and Spring Awakening: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Company), Animal Farm, The Gods of Strangers, Sense and Sensibility, In The Club, Vale, Macbeth, A Doll’s House, Betrayal, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Footfalls, The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Bird, The Seagull, Maggie Stone, Hedda Gabler, The Kreutzer Sonata, Speaking In Tongues, romeo&juliet, Ghosts, Attempts on Her Life, The Dumb Waiter, Ruby Moon and Hot Fudge (State Theatre Company South Australia), Toy Symphony (Queensland Theatre Company), Knives In Hens (Malthouse Theatre), Metro Street (Arts Asia Pacific, Power Arts, Daegu International Musicals Festival). Baghdad Wedding, Tender and Disco Pigs (Belvoir), The City (nowyesnow), Marathon, Morph, and The Return (Fresh Track), Tiny Dynamite (Griffin), Macbeth and The Laramie Project (Adelaide College of the Arts).
His productions have won and received nominations for Helpmann, Greenroom, Sydney Critics Circle, Adelaide Critics Circle and Curtain Call awards and appeared in festivals including MONA FOMA, Midsumma, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide International Festival of the Arts.