Workshop Series

GI_Logo_vertikal_gruen_IsoCV2We are delighted to present a Workshop Series Led by German Playwright Maria Milisavljevic alongside the UK premiere of her play Abyss, supported by the Goethe-Institut, London and in partnership with the Arcola Theatre, IdeasTap, The Young Vic and the National Youth Theatre.

Tuesday 31 March: 10:30-13:00

Direct Address: A Practical Workshop for Young Actors

National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Holloway Road

Led by playwright Maria Milisavljevic and director Jacqui Honess-Martin, this workshop will explore acting techniques for working with monologues and direct address using the character of ‘I’ in Maria’s award winning play Abyss (Brandung) as a practical example. This workshop will explore techniques that the London, Berlin and Canadian companies have used when rehearsing their productions of Abyss and how young actors can take such a form breaking modern piece of new writing in their stride.

Please note: Maria is bilingual and this event will be in English.

This workshop takes place alongside the UK Premiere of Maria Milisavljevic’s award winning play Abyss (Brandung) by InSite Performance, at the Arcola Theatre London, 1-25 April, 2015.

This workshop is a free opportunity open to members of the National Youth Theatre Company. To find out more about joining NYT go to; www.nyt.org.uk

Saturday 4 April, 10:00 – 12:00???????????

A Breakfast Introduction to German Theatre for Emerging Directors in partnership with the Young Vic Directors’ Programme

The Arcola Theatre Café 

German theatre is having a profound and exciting influence on British audiences, programming and practitioners and its popularity continues to grow. For young artists with little access to international travel or the German language, this explosion of new form and ideas can feel both exciting and alienating. Led by award winning German playwright Maria Milisavljevic, this informal session over a traditional German breakfast will give directors a way to access German theatre culture by exploring key names and productions, tips for productions to see in the UK and abroad and suggestions for how German processes and texts can be brought into a rehearsal room with no need for either air miles or the dativ tense.

Please note: Maria is bilingual and this event will be in English.

This workshop takes place alongside the opening of Maria Milisavljevic’s award winning play Abyss (Brandung) by InSite Performance at the Arcola Theatre London, 1-25 April, 2015.

This workshop is a free opportunity open to members of the Young Vic Genesis Directors’ Network. To find out more about joining go to; www.youngvic.org

Saturday 4 April, 13:00 – 15:00ideastap logo

Playwriting Spa: Approaches to Innovative Structure and Form

The Arcola Theatre, Studio 4, in partnership with IdeasTap

A must attend event for writers interested in European theatre, German new writing or form challenging new work.

Led by German playwright Maria Milisavljevic, this workshop will explore how playwrights can challenge and re-interpret traditional approaches to narrative and form. The workshop will also offer an insight into Maria’s process of re-drafting her award winning play Abyss for three theatrical cultures, in two different languages.

This workshop takes place alongside the UK Premiere of Abyss at the Arcola Theatre London, 1-25 April 2015 presented by InSite Performance. Workshop participants can also book reduced price £10 tickets for the 15:30 performance of Abyss at the Arcola Theatre on Saturday 4 April.

IdeasTap help creative people get to where they want to be. They are a charity that works with leading arts organisations to create industry opportunities for their members. This spa is open to members of IdeasTap; to participate, register at www.ideastap.com

Tuesday 7 April: 18:30

Pre show in Conversation Event: Maria Milisavljevic

The Arcola Theatre, Studio 2, free to ticket holders

Maria discusses the challenges and opportunities of realising her award winning play, Abyss (Brandung) for a London audience.

Book via www.arcolatheatre.com or via box office: 020 7503 1646