What is good storytelling?
The answer may be more simple than you think: Narrative unfolds naturally with the discovery of connections and patterns within the scene. Elements such as creating mystery, shifts in character/relationship/status/emotion and reincorporating what has happened before, magically transform our stage time into good storytelling. Just being in the moment, without worrying about story, can actually be the most satisfying way to discover it… The story reveals itself!
In this workshop we practice playing without effort: we rely on basic instructions that take us into the world of emotions and physicality to discover how natural and obvious a story can be and how much stronger it is when all the confusion and stress is removed. We may also experiment with full-face masks to see how an actor can relax behind a persona and unleash the stories that are already in the minds of the audience waiting to be told.