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Storytelling & Solo Performance - A Deeper Look

  • Friday, 30 March, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, 1 April, 2018 - 17:00
  • Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
  • Bristol
  • CoResist Collective
  • 01179249599
  • For anyone who has a story or solo theatre piece they wish to refine, dig deeper with, formulate a structure for... Join us!


Inviting you to work on a specific story or piece, and find its depths within you. Preparing it for performance at a fireside, an open-mic night, or on a stage.

Bring a story, or basis for a devised work, which you are familiar with & have ‘taken in’: A Myth, Fairytale, a story you’ve written, a concept for a piece which you have a basic structure for.

Though the workshop’s primary focus is on specific performance techniques, time will be given to your personal emotional landscape ‘sitting beneath/ as foundations’ to the story or performance piece you bring.

It is recommended that you attend this course only if you have previously attended courses with Deborah, OR another physical theatre teacher: Familiarity with physicality in performance will allow the group to build on specific techniques – as well as focus on personal unique style (this calls for basic experience in use of physical techniques as a starting point). Please write to Deborah directly if you have questions regarding this;

We will work with the following focuses:

1) Exploring Your Natural Physicality – the basis for your style

2) Breaking Out of Your Rhythm – the basis for dynamism

3) Looking at Life Themes – connecting you to the story/ piece of work

4) Voice & The Inner World

5) The Generative Image

6) Structure – The relationship between the structure of the story or devised piece, with the use of space & movement.

At the end of the session on Sunday April 1st there will be a closed sharing circle of work.

– Creatively Safe – Creatively Stretched

Dates & Times:

Friday March 30th: 6pm-9pm
Saturday March: 31st 17th: 10:30am – 7pm
Sunday April 1st: 10:30am – 5pm


£168/ £138/ £110
Full/ Concession/ Bursary

For Tickets:

For Bursaries:

Please write to Deborah with 2 paragraphs about how doing this course would benefit you, inc. why its important for you to have a bursary place. There are 2 available.

This course is limited to 10 places in total.

The Facilitator:

Deborah is a theatre maker, storyteller and facilitator.

She has been facilitating workshops in storytelling, authentic public speaking, mask work, clown and physical theatre for 5 years.

She has directed and performed in shows and storytelling performances from London to South Korea including at The Wardrobe, The Cube & Circomedia (to name Bristol venues).

She has a deep passion for working with people, to connect them with their imaginations and bodies.

Deborah is part of the CoResist Artists Collective, resident at Hamilton House. This is a CoResist supported event.

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