1. The Aim of the Project
The project offers a course of study in stage craft that encompasses acting and scenography, respectively. The aim is to train theatre artists who can combine skills, knowledge and methods from conceptual visual art with skills, techniques and methods from classical and contemporary theatre. The workshop requires the participants to be involved in complex, experimental theatre studies/applications, and to continuously train their skills.
The participants are expected to develop a strong awareness with respect to methods in relation to a multitude of production processes. It is an important goal to educate individuals who can work both in ensembles and as independent artists. Participants are expected to develop a well-thought-out and analytical attitude to the theatre in its different forms.
2. The Artistic Profile of the Project
The artistic profile of the workshop is inspired by international theatre arts in which the perception of images, space, sound and bodily awareness are central elements. Theatre forms that experiment with classical drama and crossover art forms are used through the utilization of the Self-Science Method of Acting, Strasberg’s “the Method” and other established stage art techniques to develop an understanding of the challenges facing theatre art in contemporary society. It is will focus on different forms of interaction between scenography (space) and acting (human beings and their actions), likewise on creating genuine artistic collaboration between participants and challenging meetings between theatre artists and participants on different forms and artistic traditions.
3. The Stage Art Workshop
The aim of the course is to train actors who can perform precise body, voice and animation based functions, portray characters, work with objects and take part in directed visual compositions. The acting workshop trains actors to work independently on future theatre productions and to interpret roles or role functions in productions directed by directors, choreographers or other theatre artists.
4. The Module
The main mission of the workshop is to learn the basics of Stage Art. The Group’s aim is to ensure that participants will know that drama is an excellent method of instruction to understand the certain intelligence of different individuals nevertheless participants can as well remain updated with respect to national and international developments in the theatre arts.
The Module is based on unconventionally-designed Stage Art Workshop process. The other vital module components: skills, technical workshops and production are based on practical, experience-based learning, and the study plan’s priorities and specification of subjects indicates which learning processes participants are expected to undergo. The components’ methods are more theoretical and are therefore assessed on the basis of active participation and reflection. References to literature, video material, websites, visual art catalogues, films, music and other relevant references are supplied by the group for the different periods of study/workshop.
This module was developed as part of the subject in improvisation with the youth in Legazpi City. The framework and foundation for this module is Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence And Ana Valdez-Lim’s book “Workshop – a Manual on Acting”. Some of the plans have been implemented with adults and children. Other plans are theoretical and await pilot instruction.
This module is distributed as a service in the field of drama/theatre education. The plan is written for the theater arts specialists, but can be implemented by educators of other content areas.
5. The Target Group
The target group consists of Entabladong Hubad members, with an interest in the arts and theatre and who wish to learn the science and methods of stage art. Previous experience of theatre and performance is normally considered an advantage, but it is not a precondition for participating.
6. The Content and Structure of the Workshop
The workshop consists of four main modules. These are divided into study areas to be learned during defined periods of study. For each period of study, participants are expected to prepare themselves by reading up on literature, video, websites and other relevant learning material. In some study periods, the participants will be given specific tasks, which will form the basis for approval of the period of study.