Having worked with many different performers, directors and makers over the years and created a load of crazy shows, I have developed a number of different exploratory workshops to share what I have learnt and to further discover new ideas and techniques.
Every workshop has been carefully planned but can be adapted to suit different levels of experience and time scales.
Micro Cinema Theatre
Live Camera and Performance
Laboratory style masterclass for all theatre practitioners and video artists to explore and incorporate live low-tech video camera work with on stage theatre performance.
Contemporary Puppetry and Performance
Exploring the darker side of puppetry by giving the puppet the space and power to dominate the stage.
Acting the Puppet
Simple Puppetry Manipulation Skills
Exploring the ways a puppet can walk, run and fall over, how it can apparently have feelings, reactions and even a sense of humour!
Bespoke Making Sessions
Design and build a head or figure that is expressive, workable and robust. Examples could include clay modelling, plaster casting, puppet jointing and internal structures.
How to host a workshop
Workshops are generally organised by theatres, educational institutions, drama schools or by individuals.
These may be as part of a festival, an education program or a private invitation.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss hosting a workshop.
Recent teaching collaborations
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, UK
Tarumba Marionettes, Lisbon, Portugal
La Capra Ballerina, Acquapendente, Italy
Segovia, Unima Spain
Junta de Andalusia, Spain
AQM University Montreal, Quebec
London International Mime Festival UK
Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh UK
Norwich Puppet Theatre UK
Curious School of Puppetry, Edinburgh
Unity Theatre, Liverpool
Casteliers Festival, Montreal, Quebec
Figurenteater Kolleg, Bochum, Germany
Westflügel, Leipzig, Germany
Karlsson Haus Theatre, Saint Petersbourg
ESNAM Charleville-Mézières, France
Little Angel Theatre, London
The Complex, Dublin
UNIMA Hellas, Greece
Theater Strick, Klagenfurt, Austria