Brecht & Political
In this workshop, participants will explore the works and practices of political performance pioneer Bertolt Brecht using theatre devised from photos, videos, songs, newspaper cuttings and Brecht's own texts. The workshop will culminate in the participants producing a short, original performance, reacting to a current affairs issue using the new skills.
Best suits 16-18 year olds or those currently studying Brecht
Minimum of 70mins, maximum of 100mins
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Exploding the Text
Participants in this workshop will develop skills for diverse interpretations of their current text. Attacking from a variety of angles – from facts and personal accounts to images and music – they will create several original and inventive pieces of performance that offer a hands on and uniquely personal approach to understanding the themes and issues their text expresses.
Best suits 17-20 year olds, from sixth form to early University years
Minimum of 70mins, maximum of 120mins
They really enjoyed the political angle which they do not get exposed to very often. – The Vyne Community School
The workshop was excellently executed and it really engaged my Y10 pupils. – Sherfield School.
It was one of the best in school workshops by an outside agency I have ever seen and since I worked at GYPT for six years doing precisely the same work, and seeing the work of other companies, I have a lot of basis for comparison. – The Vyne Community School.
Quotes taken from workshops led by the company in collaboration with Stephen Hall, Wet Picnic & Anvil Arts in 2010.