TNB Announce New Training Partnership with The Fredericton Playhouse

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Physical Theatre and Devised Creation Workshop

August 10-22, 2015 | The Fredericton Playhouse | Application Deadline: July 10th, 2015

Ravi Jain
Ravi Jain

Theatre New Brunswick has partnered with The Fredericton Playhouse to present an exciting, two-week training opportunity for emerging and experienced theatre artists, exploring aspects of physical theatre and devised creation.

Under the direction of TNB’s Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones and Ravi Jain, artistic director of Why Not Theatre, participants will train from August 10-22, 2015 finishing with a public performance on The Playhouse stage.

“In Fredericton alone there are over half a dozen independent companies creating invigorating, exciting, and impassioned new theatre,” said Jones.  “Across Canada, too, emerging and established artists are creating their own work in physical or devised processes.  This training is an answer to what is already happening.  It is a laboratory where we can question why and how these processes work, how they can work, and to challenge ourselves to create with expertise, with abandon, and as an expression of our unique voice.  We look forward to welcoming artists from across the country to enter into this conversation in workshop, in process, and to creating a stunning new interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Macbeth.”

The first week of training will focus on approaches to physical theatre as well as the use of text in physical theatre.  In week two, the training will move toward devising and presenting a physical ensemble creation using Shakespeare’s Macbeth as source material.

Guest instructor Ravi Jain will join Jones in facilitating this new joint training initiative.

Thomas Morgan Jones
Thomas Morgan Jones

“It is TNB’s great honour to welcome internationally acclaimed and award winning artist Ravi Jain as an instructor,” said Jones.  “His work as an independent artist and educator and his creations and collaborations with his groundbreaking company Why Not Theatre have had an incredible impact on the Canadian and international theatre scene.  He is one of the finest teachers I have ever met, bringing a combination of rigour and play, and always a spirit of questioning in service of the actor.”

Participants will gain experience creating and communicating with their bodies as tools to tell stories.  They will learn how to create quickly, efficiently, expertly, and freely with other artists.  They will be given the tools to then repeat and re-create with confidence.

This call is open to all actors, directors, and theatre artists in Canada.  Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and headshot.  Applications will be accepted upon receipt of a $150 non-refundable deposit. Deadline for applications – July 10, 2015.  The full fee for the two week workshop is $450+HST.

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