Instruction based theatre

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(6 hours workshop 15-20 people)

At the heart of Autoteatro work is a fascination with people coping with tasks, live and unrehearsed. This Instruction based Performance and Devising Process workshop offers participants the chance to explore both the different ways of implementing this strategy and the many issues it raises. Usually 1- 2 days and involving between 15-25 participants, it can be tailored to fit a variety of needs.

We begin with a basic level – one person telling another person what to do, either out loud or whispered – before bringing in examples of applications of the strategy in our work. Participants have a chance to try out some tested material to better understand the possibilities offered by this strategy, and then they move on to writing material foe each other to perform using basic technology: tape recorders, headphones etc.

The Technology used in the workshop is very simple and bring everything ourselves, except for a basic sound system.

Participants are encouraged to use the strategies we explore in their own ways and often find it directly inspiring and use-able.