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Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Style

Led by P. Adam Walsh

When & Where

26 Jan – 23 Feb 2008

Blurb

Four dynamic workshops led by one of the stars of the 2007 Hong Kong Arts FestivalWatch movie online Logan (2017)

Actor/director P. Adam Walsh led participants in four workshops designed to free the actor.

JoshParticipants learned, in four 4.5-hour workshops, the basic principles of Commedia dell Arte and applied them to a contemporary style and method of acting compiled from improvisation, “state” work, and a series of exercises designed to allow and inspire each individual to be physically, emotionally, and mentally “open” and “free”. Participants learned how to make strong choices while engaged on the stage, and how to shed self-conscious constraints that hinder true artistic expression.

In all periods of Western culture since the Renaissance, Commedia dell’Arte has been a conscious or subconscious presence. Using sexually challenging language and physical comedy, Commedia pokes fun at elements of society’s respectable values by means of exaggerated styles and insightful character traits. The stock characters of Arlecchino (Harlequin), Colombina, il Dottore, il Capitano, il Magnifico (Pantalone), and Pulchinella can be found in music, visual arts, dance, and theatre as themselves or as inspiration for specific characters.
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About the Workshop Leader

P. Adam Walsh has directed plays in New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. His most recent projects include Gulliver’s Travels, Pericles on The High Seas, and the new one-act play, Soldiering On. As an actor, he’s spent 6 years with The Actors’ Gang Theatre in LA, performing in 1984, Tartuffe, Embedded, Mephisto, Alagazam, and Little.

The Actor’s Gang came to Hong Kong for the 2007 Arts Festival, and Adam received great acclaim for his portrayal of Winston in 1984, under the direction of Hollywood legend, Tim Robbins.

Prior to his work with The Gang, he was an actor on many stages in Seattle and Chicago, including The Famous Door Theatre, The North West Asian American Theater, Printers’ Devil Theatre, and Theater Schmeater.

Film and television work includes Strong Medicine, Citizen Baines and the independent film Still Doing the Safety Dance. He currently resides in HK with his wife Caliopie.

Enriching Rehearsals: Thoughts on Making the Rehearsal Room Work for Actors and Directors

image_01Led by Samuel Yates

When & Where

19 Nov & 2 Dec 2008
Spooky Hall

Blurb

Based on experiences working in professional theatre in London and Birmingham, these workshops are a great opportunity for directors and actors to gain insight into various successful methods of work.

  • The workshops will offer directors a chance to consider and experience a number of rehearsal styles and pick up valuable tricks of the trade.
  • They will also offer actors the opportunity to see how they can make the best use of rehearsals, and give them assistance in making creative choices and collaborating successfully with their director and fellow actors.

All in all, these workshops are valuable for anyone who wants to make theatre in Hong Kong.

Places are strictly limited, so don’t delay. Sign-up details are given below.

About the Workshop Leader

Sam Yates is an Associate Artist of the Bush Theatre, London. He has worked as assistant director to Rachel Kavanaugh (Uncle Vanya, Birmingham Rep), Paul Raffield, (Hysteria, Birmingham Rep), Josie Rourke (How to Curse, Bush Theatre; Burying Your Brother in the Pavement, National Theatre, London), and twice with Phyllida Lloyd, director of the hit movie Mamma Mia, (Wise Children, National Theatre Studio, London; Verdi’s Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London).

Sam has also worked as Broadcast Assistant on over twenty productions for BBC Radio Drama. Most recently he directed Mamet’s Oleanna at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He understudied in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at the National Theatre and UK Tour, and acted at the Royal Court, Arcola, Young Vic and for BBC Radio.

Next year, he goes on to work as Michael Grandage’s Associate Director on Madame De Sade with Dame Judie Dench and Rosamond Pike, part of the Donmar West End season.

Practical Details

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Dates/time

Session 1 – Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 (7-10pm)
Session 2 – Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 (7-10pm)

Location
Spooky Hall (Hong Kong Players’ rehearsal space) – for directions, please click here
Cost
HKD 250/session(HKD 400 to attend both sessions)
Minimum age 16

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Note: Session 2 builds on the work done in Session 1, although it is possible to attend just one session with no disadvantage.

To sign up, please contact Stephen Bolton (workshop@hongkongplayers.com).

Shakespeare: From Page to Stage

page_to_stage-compressedLed by Samuel Yates

When & Where

Tues, 16 Dec 2008
Spooky Hall

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Blurb

 

This practical workshop is for actors and directors who are interesting in learning some tricks and techniques for understanding and performing Shakespeare.

The workshop will cover these areas, among others:

  • How to make sense of Shakespeare.
  • How to analyse a text and translate this analysis into live performance.
  • How breathing and warm ups are an essential part of performing and understanding Shakespeare.
  • A host of useful tricks and techniques to consider when directing and performing Shakespeare.

Those with little or no experience of reading, watching or performing Shakespeare are encouraged to attend, as are those with more experience.


Places are strictly limited, so don’t delay. Sign-up details are given below.

About the Workshop Leader

Sam Yates is a Bushfutures Associate of the Bush Theatre, London. He directed The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and a reading of the verse play The Turke by John Mason at The Arcola Theatre, London. He has attended Shakespeare workshops with Rupert Goold, Dominic Cooke, Josie Rourke, Piorte Borovski, Tom Cornford and Sir Ian McKellen. He has worked as assistant director to Rachel Kavanaugh (Uncle Vanya, Birmingham Rep), Paul Raffield, (Hysteria, Birmingham Rep), Josie Rourke (How to Curse, Bush Theatre, and Burying Your Brother in the Pavement, National Theatre, London), and twice with Phyllida Lloyd, (Wise Children, National Theatre Studio, London; Verdi’s Macbeth, Royal Opera House, London).

He worked as Broadcast Assistant on over twenty productions for BBC Radio Drama. Most recently he directed Mamet’s Oleanna at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. As an actor he has performed in Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Golden Ass, and in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at the National Theatre and UK Tour.

Next year, he goes on to work as Michael Grandage’s Associate Director on Madame De Sade with Dame Judi Dench and Rosamond Pike, part of the Donmar West End season.

 

Practical Details

 

Date/time

Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 (7-10pm)

Location
Spooky Hall (Hong Kong Players’ rehearsal space) – for directions, please click here
Cost
HKD 300
Minimum age 16

To sign up, please contact Stephen Bolton (workshop@hongkongplayers.com).