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Play, Pleasure, Presence: Games of Philippe Gaulier with Amy Gwilliam

April 27, 2024

Multi Region Event: Asia/Europe / Americas/Europe

Experience new ways of devising original work – with a particular focus on solo devising – and a whole lot more!

In this workshop we will be exploring the anarchic methods of Philippe Gaulier, one of the world’s most famous theatre teachers alive today.

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.

About the workshop

Title
Play, Pleasure, Presence: Games of Philippe Gaulier with Amy Gwilliam

Workshop description
In this workshop we will be exploring the anarchic methods of Philippe Gaulier, one of the world’s most famous theatre teachers alive today. The session will be rooted in a practical exploration of Philippe’s most enduring lesson, Le Jeu (‘The Game’). Participants will revel in the pleasure of playing games, and remember why they are the bedrock of exquisite theatre and performance. We will experiment with how to bring Philippe’s approach to your practice, and why – as an anti-theorist – he might be a revelation to discover!

Area of Learning
The world of theatre

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • discover the principles of Philippe Gaulier and his school;
  • explore ways of introducing his “methods” into your teaching, and enhance your own spirit of playfulness;
  • develop tools to increase the spontaneity and stage presence of your students;
  • experience new ways of devising original work – with a particular focus on solo devising.

Target Audience
MS/HS/DP Theatre teachers

Level
Introductory

About your workshop leader

Amy Gwilliam
(she/her)

Amy is a theatre maker and facilitator based in London. Passionate about what it means to be a creative and ludicrous human, she trained in theatre and comedy at Ecole Philippe Gaulier from 2008-2010 where she began many international collaborations and her first theatre company, Teatro Entre Escombros.

With her natural attraction towards clown, satire and projects which seek to disrupt the status quo, her shows include Frankie Foxstone a.k.a. The Profit, MUMMY and the upcoming Prego (You’re Welcome). As dramaturg she has recently worked with Rosina Aichner, Britt Plummer, Lena Natus and Myra Eetergenik and Eloina Haines. She is a member of Clowns Without Borders.

Amy teaches improvisation, devising, clown, comedy and interactive and site specific theatre. She has worked extensively with theatre training organisations and schools in London and in 2019, founded The School of Dramatic Unlearning. TSODU is an alternative training space for creative audacity, joyous disruption and wonder.

Artist website: www.amygwilliam.com

Important Information

Event Manager
Keriann O’Rourke

Workshop timings

Region 1: Asia/Europe: Saturday, 27 April 2024
9:00am -10:30am BST [British Summer Time]
10:00am – 11:30am CEST [Central European Summer Time]
4:00pm – 5:30pm SST [Singapore Standard Time]

Region 2: Americas/Europe: Saturday, 27 April 2024
9:00am – 10:30am PDT [Pacific Daylight Time]
12:00pm – 1:30pm EDT [Eastern Daylight Time]
5:00pm – 6:30pm BST [British summer Time]
6:00pm – 7:30pm CEST [Central European Summer Time]

Link to International Meeting Planner to determine timings in additional time zones.

  • The workshop will take place on Zoom.
  • Joining instructions will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
  • Some familiarity with Google Drive, Google Docs etc. would be helpful, but is not a requirement.

Places are limited to 25 participants per region

Finances

ISTA Members: GBP £60 per person
Non members: GBP £75 per person

Please Note:

  • Invoices must be paid 48 hours prior to the event to receive the materials and link to join. If not paid, the invoice/booking request will be cancelled.
  • Once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per our event terms and conditions.

Please review Terms and Conditions before booking: Link to Terms & Conditions

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Asia/Europe

Starts on Saturday 27 April at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 27 April at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)

Americas/Europe

Starts on Saturday 27 April at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 27 April at 10:30
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)

Participants

• Amber Lanning
• Claudia Kennedy
• Melissa Shaddick
• rosie townsend
• Simon Bell