Antonin Artaud theatre Practitioner Workshop
Think of Artaud as the man who established the ‘theatre of cruelty’. This workshop always leaves the participants with a lot to consider, sparking a love for a very alternative approach to theatre. 6thform and college students have described this Artaud workshop as extremely practical and a breath of fresh air.
Participants will explore a more unconventional form of theatre and experience a sense of freedom from the ritual of unadventurous, naturalistic performance. This workshop was created for AS and A-Level Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts students however, it can be adapted as an introduction for year 10 classes.
- A-level students will be encouraged to devise their own Artaudian themed piece from a given stimulus.
- Participants will be forced to challenge traditional approaches to set and lighting.
- Students will confidently experiment with alienation techniques, and other elements of Artaud’s theatre of cruelty.
- A-level students will gauge an understanding of how Artaudian techniques are present in 21st century theatre and how others have been influenced.
- Post 14 participants will have a basic knowledge and understand the broad concept of Artuad’s theatre whilst experimenting with some of the techniques.
This workshop plays a key role in helping students approach their coursework and gives them the confidence to analyse and utilise Artaud’s methods in their devising from stimulus.
THIS WORKSHOP IS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND.