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Monday 19 June, 7.30. Downstairs @ The Gallery

We are delighted to invite you to join a Player Playwrights workshop entitled "Michael Chekhov: Practical Techniques for Exploring Text and Character." This workshop aims to introduce participants to the techniques developed by the actor and theatre practitioner, Michael Chekhov.

You will have the unique opportunity to discover and explore some of the practical techniques pioneered by Michael Chekhov. Known for his groundbreaking approach to acting, Chekhov's methods have empowered countless actors to access a greater range of expression, connect with their characters on a profound level, and breathe life into text and performance.

Although time is limited, the aim will be to introduce and explore the following concepts:

1. Psychological Gesture: Unleashing the power of physicality to reveal character motivations and emotional truth. 2. Imaginary Centres: Using energy and focus to create dynamic and believable characters. 3. Archetypes: Exploring the universal archetypes and their impact on character creation. 4. Qualities of Movement and Atmospheres: Harnessing the transformative power of movement and atmosphere in storytelling.

Whether you are a seasoned performer, or a writer looking to explore the process of acting, this workshop will provide you with tools to deepen your understanding of text and character.

Please note that prior acting experience is not required, as the workshop caters to participants of all skill levels and backgrounds. Come prepared to engage, experiment!

Owain Rose is an acting lecturer, theatre director and creative practitioner based in North London. A graduate of the MA Actor Training and Coaching course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and former professional actor, Owain received his initial actor training from the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

Owain has directed over 30 productions of varying size. Most recent productions include: Vodka with Stalin and A Modest Little Man (both written by Francis Beckett) at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a new adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (writer/director), Water, Water as part of the Park Theatre Script Accelerator Programme and brand-new musical Musical of the Year at the LOST Theatre (for which he also co-wrote the book)

PLAYER PLAYWRIGHTS HAS MOVED! Monday night readings/events for rest of season are at: The Gallery (downstairs) 190 Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3AY (Close to West Hampstead tube (Jubilee, London Overground)

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