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The Pleasure to Play Project (Sydney)

A workshop in Complicite´, intercultural training, and clown state.

  • Starts 4 Nov
  • 550 Australian dollars
  • ReadyMade Works

Available spots

Service Description

The aligned methodologies of Kristine’s practice which teaches actors to play as themselves in order to find complicité and Fabio’s clown state work offers a training that places the performer at the centre of the creative process. Through our shared methodology, actors are empowered to find freedom, agency, and authenticity in their work. This unique workshop forensically examines what the actor needs to do in order to ‘play well’ on-screen, on stage, and at every moment, whether in scene or monologue, in rehearsal, performance, or audition. It will reveal to the actor how to stay present and connected not only with a scene partner but also with the audience. Kristine Landon-Smith and Fabio Motta will take you through a series of games, improvisations, text, and clown exercises that will increase an actor’s sensitivity and awareness of how to experience the pleasure to play well. The work is based on the principle of bringing one’s authentic self to your work as a performer. The actor is at the heart of the practice, and Kristine and Fabio work with each individual in the collective to encourage a deeper sense of self in both text and clown work. No previous clown training is required. This class is open to all who are curious to play and explore, from actors to directors and all creatives. Students Outcomes: • A sense of self and the importance of you and your unique self in any work • Effortless easy playing • Giving an understanding of how theatrical clown work is an integral part of actor training and how what is learned through clown work can be applied in scene work • Improvisation: holding the openness and complicité with each other found in games and threading this through to improvisation • Text work: monologues and scene work – holding the open complicité found in games and improvisations and threading this through to text work • Establishing excellent complicité with scene partners and audience • Forensic understanding of what it is to play well on stage and on screen • A process that will lead to an easing of any nerves or anxieties when performing You will be assigned scenes during this workshop and gain an understanding of how theatrical clowning and further the exploration of your work as an actor. 'The single best masterclass I have done online or face-to-face. I felt inspired, empowered and more confident in my ability as an artist'. Verity Wood (Workshop Participant)

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

REFUND POLICY: 24 hours notice is required for all Private Session bookings. Fail to notify within this time may result in a full fee charged. The course fees are due two (2) weeks prior to course commencement. The inability to pay fees by this time may result in your place being given to the next person on the list. Refunds for course cancellation are available until 14 days before course commencement. Cancellation up until 10 days prior to course commencement may be applied to a course credit, which can be transferred for courses or private training within 12 months of the cancellation. No refunds or credits are available from days prior to course commencement, and after the course has commenced. If for any reason you cannot attend the entire course, there is no refund for missed hours or classes. Please organise your schedule so that you do not miss a precious moment of our courses (and let us know in advance if this is the case). We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Contact Details

  • 15/23 College Street, Drummoyne NSW 2047, Australia

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