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Theater Masterclass: Physical Theater

Theater Masterclass: Physical Theater

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts - 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826

In this four hour workshop we will explore physical theater techniques, primarily focusing on the work of theater practitioners Rudolf Laban and Jacques LeCoq. We will work with masks, states of tension and effort actions, exploring physical ways of expressing character and self. We will also look at ways of using these techniques as a means of refreshing familiar text. Participants need to come ready to move. The goal by the end of the workshop is for actors, directors or even non-theater folks to gain tools to help present fully engaged characters to an audience.

About the Instructor In addition to serving as program director at Icicle Creek, Mike Caemmerer has worked in school theater programs since 1989, most recently at the American Embassy School in New Delhi for 15 years as theater director, teacher and head of performing arts. While work at Icicle Creek monopolizes most of his time, he still continues to teach theater workshop in London, Stratford, New York and where ever he is asked. His passion is directing. He likes changing expectations of what is possible, for students, actors and audiences. Most recently he directed and helped in the devising and an original musical, The Breeze Bends the Grass, at the Brown County Playhouse in Bloomington Indiana. Cost $55 for the 4 hour workshop