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Sat 15th & Sun 16th March , 9.30am - 6.00pm

Venue: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Verbatim theatre has attracted much attention recently because of the work done by the Tricycle Theatre and the success of plays like Robin Soan's Talking to Terrorists and David Hare's The Permanent Way. Such plays are created from the exact words of people who have been interviewed about a particular event or topic and at their best they have an authenticity and authority that it is more difficult for fictional writing to achieve.

Aimed at performers, dancers, directors, teachers, social workers - anyone who works with theatre in a social context - this workshop will explore techniques associated with Verbatim theatre in a practical way. Participants will be invited to research and record their own interview material in order to create monologues to be explored and developed through vocal and physical devising exercises.

Currently teaching voice at Central, Tara McAllister-Viel is a distinguished voice coach, actor and director who has worked in the USA and abroad for the last 18 years. Her Chicago-based company devised projects based on the Studs Terkel style interview/oral history tradition and she has led several verbatim theatre projects in Korea. Since moving to the U.K. five years ago, she has been exploring adapting U.K. verbatim theatre approaches to training actors' voices and devising with voice.

Drwy hel ynghyd brofiadau'r bobl a fu'n chwarae rhan uniongyrchol mewn digwyddiad, mae theatr 'air-am-air' yn ffurf ar berfformiad dogfennol neu ail-greu dramataidd sy'n codi cwestiynau ynghylch y cysylltiad rhwng newyddiaduraeth a chrefft y llwyfan. Bydd y gweithdy yn ystyried rhai o'r materion a'r dewisiadau sy'n wynebu'r "dramodydd" air-am-air.

Workshop Fee: £70 waged (£35 unwaged)
For more information on this workshop or on other CPR events please contact CPR -

Phone: 01970 622 133

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