Level: Open Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels.
Women’s workshops are an open and supportive creative space for women and non-binary people of all ages and experience levels.
These workshops run once a month, and they are stand-alone, so you can book one or come along every time. Each workshop is taught by a different teacher and focuses on a specific area of improvisation, and we have some exciting people lined up over the coming months!
This month is We Can All Be Hedy Lamarr*: liveness, improv and tools for Zoom theatre – with Carla Keen
Hey, improv. You were doing great, and then a pandemic happened. We’ve had to re-frame things a bit, but you know what, there are some really exciting things you can do really simply with Zoom and the internet.
This workshop uses intermediality (the cross-over between live and recorded media) to explore some fun theatrical tools, exercises and ideas which all have in common the unscripted, spontaneous and open.
Wait a minute…I thought this was a Womxn’s workshop? It is! Consider it a safe space with a gentle hand, seeing what we can do when we are free to admit our anxieties and vulnerability with/around/using technology.
Don’t worry – you only need Zoom and internet access – this is going to be very DIFC (do what you feel comfortable.)
*Hedy Lamarr was a film actor in the 1930s and 40s. She was also a bad-ass inventor.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Carla Keen is a theatre-maker & improviser of 10+ years, Artistic Director of The Ministry of Unplanned Occurrences and has studied with over 50 improv teachers . She makes work with an interest in format and structure, and some question about what is happening in the moment. She finds people endlessly fascinating and often her pieces focus on the intimate, mundane and minute.
She is just about to finish an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the latter half of which she undertook during lockdown. This has brought approaches around intermediality and participation into her work, informed and inspired by working with experimental and digital theatre artists from Coney and the Shunt Collective.
Carla has recently been involved with the Virtual Collaborators project and has been doing an online one-to-one participatory piece called // SEED, part of Form(at) Festival. As part of this, she has been researching the nature of openness – from unscripted theatre to what it means to be vulnerable.
Find out more at carlakeen.com.
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