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. Ideally created for AS-level and A-Level Drama, Theatre or Performing Arts students. However, this workshop has also been tailored as an introduction for year 10 (post14) 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 Autaud’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.