"Great fun, great company and great teaching - a fantastic way to build confidence and develop new theatre skills"
"Every session I have attended has brought enjoyment and pleasure and left me with a sense of achievement."
"Theatre Workshop is now the highlight of my week."
Held at the De Grey Rooms these workshops cover a wide range of dramatic disciplines and focus on expanding your experience, confidence and development in drama. Whether you’re just beginning to explore acting or are looking to enhance your skills, participants are always welcome to learn in a comfortable, relaxed environment where the emphasis is on discovery and constructive learning.
The sessions are led by professional actor Michael Lambourne who has appeared in many shows at the Theatre Royal including My Family and Other Animals, Two Planks and a Passion and Wind in the Willows. Michael has been a professional actor for over twelve years and has worked on stage, screen and on national and international tours. Sessions also feature regular master classes from other artists and practitioners as well as interactive classes on productions at the Theatre.
Classes are presented in two different term types: Preparation and Performance and are held in the De Grey building which lays next to York Theatre Royal
Performance sessions revolve around a particular performance date. These are focused on developing character work, rehearsal skills, performance of devised work, duologues, monologues and a variety of short texts.
‘No Agenda’ is an exciting collaboration between TheatreWorkshops and Script Yorkshire.
We will be working with scripts that feature two or three characters and that can be played by either gender. The story can be about anything, set anywhere, based in any time. We are looking for a dynamic energy within the text, especially ones where relationships between characters change and alter. It is about seeing how words can have many meanings depending on the mouths that speak them and a characters emotions and attitude can be altered by the personality and physicality of the performer. The strength of your voice as a performer working with a director and a new writer can shape an exciting range of dramatic possibilities.
Scripts will be performed in the York Theatre Royal Studio on July 1st by two completely different casts of actors . This is an exercise in seeing how an initial idea can be performed in a variety of circumstances and in ways that can be fresh and challenging.
This TheatreWorkshops term is about encouraging its students to develop through performance and this project is a terrific opportunity. You can join the classes even if you have never attend previously.
Preparation is focused on enhancing general drama development, rehearsal technique and providing a background knowledge to acting and stagecraft.
Individuals sessions can be booked at £9 or the entire term for £80.
Classes are popular and early booking is essential. Call Box Office on 01904 623568 for details. If you are interested in attending future sessions, wish to sign up for the mailing list or if you have any questions regarding the classes please email email@example.com