Where and when:
Friday 15th at The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, Greater Manchester M50 3AZ
and Saturday 16th November at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 5ZA
Price: £120 (covers both days)
Who do we see? Puppet or puppeteer?
This practical course explores various aspects of when actors and objects share the stage; how different amounts of presence and neutrality can be used for dramatic purpose; how to shift focus between human and puppet; how to guide the spectator’s attention accurately so that it is for dramaturgical reasons, and not by accident, that the audience looks at the actor or the puppet or both.
Note: Numbers are limited to 12 places per workshop so early booking is advisable.
Rene Baker (London, 1960) is a specialist in puppet and object theatre, and has experience as a performer, director, designer, pedagogue, and researcher. Since 1998 she has been developing a training for animating objects, puppets and materials, and is currently investigating the wider use of objects in theatre. She has led workshops in England, Norway, Finland, Spain, Estonia, Iceland and Greece. From 1998-2005 she taught regularly at the Central School of Speech and Drama (London), from 2005-2010 taught and directed performances at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, and is currently a guest teacher in the puppetry department of the AMK, Turku.