All of our workshops are available as full or half day workshops and are appropriate for Secondary school to University aged students. For more information and to book please contact education@wetpicnic.com

Workshops

PHYSICAl theatre

This workshop is for theatre makers of all backgrounds who are interested in the importance of movement in theatre. The focus of this workshop is on training as an ensemble using movement theatre and improvisation, based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and the successful devising techniques of Wet Picnic. Students will be encouraged to take themselves and their audiences wherever their imagination can, drawing from as many different elements as possible to enhance their own physicality. Participants will learn physical movement skills to develop their performance style, along with tools to create unique and inspired performances.


Street Theatre

This workshop is for theatre makers of all backgrounds who are interested in exploring the fast growing non-traditional theatre setting. A workshop full of the skills of improvisation, along with close contact work with audiences, which will lead build towards presenting work in the street or other unusual space. Students will explore the different models of street theatre and look at how these can be adapted and used to build site specific work, a street theatre piece or enhance an indoor show. Specifically, the workshop explores the use of space, and difference needed to perform and manage your audience.

 

Projects

mask

The focus of this workshop is the use of mask both as a tool to create work and a performance element. Students will begin with the neutral mask, exploring this as a base to all of their work, how to use this state can be used to see the masked body and the way in which a mask plays in space. They will then move on to character masks and masked play, looking at how to use a mask, improvise and work with masks, as well as, how this type of performance can inform non-mask work.

The workshop will be tailored to the needs of where it will be delivered and so Commedia Dell'Arte, Larvel, half and full masks can be chosen.


Sound in performance

Working with Artistic Director Matt Feerick and Wet Picnic’s Sound Designer, Ross Flight, this workshop is for theatre makers of all backgrounds who are interested in the relationship between sound and the stage.

The workshop will focus on how we use sound and improvisation to create work and will look at how sound can be used to enhance, change and shape as well as lead in the creation of material, character and story. Students will work on improvising and creating work in small groups thinking about how can we create a sonic world that can stimulate the action in the space.