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Forum Theatre Workshop with Sandy Akerman

19 April 2011

Forum Theatre With Sandy Akerman: A Practical Introduction for Performers
Saturday 30th April 2011
9.30am – 5.00pm
Equity Members £5 / Non Members £12

Sandy Akerman is Artistic Director of Headbangers Theatre and an Applied Drama Specialist, working as a facilitator, director and drama consultant for issue-based research projects.

Sandy trained in Forum Theatre with Augusto Boal in the 1990s and has specialised in interactive theatre work ever since.

This one-day workshop will be a rich taster in the creation and performance of Forum Theatre for actors and directors.  We will explore the structure of the theatre form, how to find our stories and to then convert them to Forum.  Acting out our own piece, we will have the opportunity to explore some of the techniques and rules of Forum.

Please book your place by using the form on the 'Documents' page and return it to Sarah Buckland bucklandsarah@yahoo.co.uk.

Group max: 12.  The first 12 to respond with payment received will be booked.  If there are too many we can arrange another day soon so send your booking form in even if you think it’s too late. 

Refreshments:  Tea, coffee and water will be available for break times and lunch but LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED SO PLEASE BRING IT WITH YOU OR BE PREPARED TO BUY IT AT THE SHOPS IN WHITELADIES RD.

What to wear:  Anything comfortable, this is not a movement class but there will be some activity.

Where to go: 
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, (room 3G) 1-2 Downside Rd, Bristol BS8 2XF

By car: The school can be found next to the junction of Clifton Down (A4176) and the top of Pembroke Road, Clifton.  Small car park available at the school, or outside on Pembroke Rd.
By bus: The buses 8 and 9 from Temple Meads and the city centre stop nearby.
By rail: It is a 10 minute walk from Clifton Down rail station.

Access:  There are steps into the building so please let me know if you require any assistance.  Once inside everything is on the same level.

What I need from you:  In order to get the funding for this course from Unionlearn (without which it would cost you from £40+) I need you to fill out a form BEFORE THE WORKSHOP STARTS so please arrive promptly at 9.30am.

Thank you.

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