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Workshops in December 2005

Hong Kong Players were proud to present two workshops in December 2005 by the London ACT company, direct from London.

London ACT are experienced, award-winning theatre practitioners currently working in the field and bringing you the freshest skills and techniques straight from the London stage. They have just directed and choreographed the musical Oliver!, starring Rowan Atkinson with a cast of over forty children.

Workshop #1

What: “From the Page to the Stage”: Bringing the text to life
When: 2 – 5 PM, Sunday, 4 December, 2005
Where: Spooky Hall – for directions, please click here
Who: Anyone aged 16 or above
How much: HKD150 for HK Players members (membership fee until 06/06 can be purchased on the day)

Further details about the workshop:

This workshop was designed to give participants – actors, directors, set designers and countless others – the tools they need to interpret and create drama.

After warm-up games, participants engaged in a discussion of drama and took a brief practical look at different theatre styles, and then considered the difference between scripted work and improvisation. We looked at various texts and examined three key areas in which a playwright will give clues in his or her script that the trained eye can spot.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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Workshop #2Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

What: Improvisation
When: 2 – 5 PM, Sunday, 11 December, 2005
Where: Spooky Hall – for directions, please click here
Who: Anyone aged 16 or above
How much: HKD150 for HK Players members (membership fee until 06/06 can be purchased on the day)

Further details about the workshop:

First, we warmed up the three vital areas – mind, body and voice – with simple games and exercises. Next, we looked at the concept of improvisation and illustrated it with simple and effective games to get the creative juices flowing.

Whilst there are no absolute rules, we were able to look at some useful basic guidelines to help us create a scene. We applied these guidelines to look at how to keep the story “burning”[!!] in a two-person dialogue.

We then looked at how you can support your fellow actors in a larger scene – and looked at how this changes the dynamic of creation. Splitting into sub-groups, we then looked at creating moments – and, later, scenes – for two or more actors. All the time we did not need to depend on prepared texts since we were creating the drama as we went. Challenging? Yes. Achievable? Of course! Rewarding? YEESSSSSSS!!

More about the Workshop Presenters:

Jeremy Bond: “Jez” is a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama. A winner of the Channel Four Young Director of the Year, he was the Associate Director of the Palace Theatre, Watford in 2004. He has directed a number of sell-out productions in London ’s West End and the regions, the Edinburgh Festival and France. Awards for his acclaimed work include ‘The Time’s Critic’s Choice’ and ‘Fringe First’. He has led workshops at The Soho Theatre, The Young Vic, The Royal Court and The Old Vic – and sits on panels for various international playwriting competitions.

Melli Bond: Melli is a Master of Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and English Literature. She has worked as an actor and a teacher, building up a wealth of experience with young people. She taught the young people’s program at the Delaware Theatre Company and, in the UK , for Future Faces and Stage Coach. As an accomplished actress, Melanie has worked in England , Ireland and the USA . Critically acclaimed for her work (“an exhilarating, powerful performance” [The Stage], “a superb performance” [Time Out]), her experience spans stage, film, television and voice-overs.

Other workshops will be held soon – watch this space for details.

For additional workshop information, please contact HK Players’ Workshop Director, Stephen Bolton.