On Saturday 19th May between 2:30pm and 4:30pm the Speech & Drama section of the Northampton Eisteddfod will be offering a series of workshops for entrants aged 8 years and above which will be hosted by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts (NMPAT) County Youth and will take place at the NMPAT Centre. These workshops will include:
‘Creating a Character’ with Tristan Pate
This workshop aims to give participants several different practical techniques and starting points for creating characters.
With 7 years experience as an actor, director and facilitator, Tristan uses Laban Technique to define and explore different forms of movement, as well as exploring Le Coq style approaches to mask and clown physicality, enabling young people to develop rounded characters from scratch with defined physical and vocal mannerisms.
These approaches are explored through full group ensemble movement and smaller group improvisations, culminating in a sharing of work with feedback and evaluation from the group. Participants will gain an understanding of practical approaches to characterisation which they could go on to apply to scripted work, or develop their own stories and plays based on the characters which emerge
Other workshops will focus on developing vocal skills, exploring text and storytelling. Places are available on a first come first served basis and can only be allocated to paid Eisteddfods entrants so enter now to secure your place.
We are thrilled the Trestle Theatre Company will be facilitating a Mask Workshop for our entrants -places are limited so enter now to reserve your place. http://www.trestle.org.uk/about-trestle/
The fantastic Frantic Assembly have been confirmed as our final workshop provider for Speech & Drama Eisteddfod entrants who are aged 14+
Frantic Assembly are globally renowned physical theatre company who are currently touring their production “Things I Know To Be True” and we are thrilled to be welcoming one of their practitioners to our Eisteddfod.