John Wright Residency Confirmed

Who is John Wright?

John Wright is an internationally renowned teacher and director. He has taught workshops all over the world and his book "Why is that so funny?" is a must buy for actors, directors, students and teachers. John was a founder member of the acclaimed theatre companies, Trestle and Told by an Idiot.

His version of Dr. Faustus with III Party won the Peter Brook Award and Coal Theatres Fragility of X won a spirit of the fringe award at the Edinburgh festival.

He is currently working on a new book provisionally titled “Acting without the bullshit."

Introduction to Mask from the 4th - 8th March 2013.

Mask-work is a misunderstood and often maligned topic in our drama schools. But masks take us to the heart of acting and theatre making.

This is a course designed to give you the basic principles when working in modern full or half mask. We will explore masks that are worse than life, better than life, like life and not like life at all. During the week you will learn how mask techniques can be used to create character and as part of a devising process. The week will also be an experiment in working inclusively (with actors with learning disability) and you will see how mask work can be applied in this specific environment.

Introduction to mask is ideal for actors, directors, writers, students, theatre makers and teachers, in fact for anyone who wishes to better understand theatre and performance.

We are delighted that John has decided to join us in Cardiff and we hope you can too. The venue is still to be confirmed, but you can register your interest now and be sent an application form by emailing ben.pettitt-wade@hijinx.org.uk - the cost of the workshop will be an absolute bargain at £100 for the week!

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