Mixed Company Theatre 2015 Forum Theatre Training (July 10-17, Toronto)
“Mixed Company Theatre has announced the dates for our annual 2015 Forum Theatre Training which takes place this July. We’ve included a new workshop – Playwriting for Communities taught by MCT associate artist and award winning playwright, Rex Deverell.
Introduction to Forum Theatre – July 10 2015
Learn to build trust through games and interactive techniques, including storytelling, theatre exercises, and building images. Clarify and strengthen your facilitation skills through development of the fundamentals of creating and activating Forum Theatre scenes. Explore the multiple perspectives these techniques provide when used as tools for positive problem solving.
Playwrighting for Communities – July 11 2015 (NEW)
Developed by Artistic Associate and award winning playwright, Rex Deverell, this new hands on workshop will explore the whole process of developing a community play from concept, mobilizing participation, initial research, sources and resources, selecting characters and story lines to the final format. Participants will discuss ideas for community projects.
Masks of Manipulation – July 13 & 14 2015
Invaluable tools for character development and the conflict-resolution process. Developed by Artistic Director, Simon Malbogat, these Commedia dell’Arte-style masks help define our recognition of different external manipulative energies. Each mask presents the face of a universally-recognized emotional response to a series of manipulative energies. The participants in this workshop learn to develop an acute understanding of manipulation: how and why it happens and what to do about it.
Facilitator/Joker* Workshop – July 15-17 2015
The participants within the workshop become awake, aware and alert to our own negative patterns, and that in turn allows us to be a more effective and neutral facilitator. MCT creates a safe, unique and supportive environment which helps to develop and refine your ability to find your authentic voice and express yourself. After taking this workshop participants will be well acquainted with the process of developing Forum Theatre scenarios. As a Joker you will be able to identify the key questions to catalyze your spect-actors to want to change the outcome of the play/scenes…
For more information please visit our website: http://www.mixedcompanytheatre.com/artists/training/”