With Di Trevis
This workshop will commence with exercises that focus on preparing the body, voice and imagination of actors. We will then move to more rigorous practices that investigate the concept of Actions, Means and Intensity. We will explore approaches to text, speech and grammar, and how these must be fully expressed through the whole body. We will also explore the use of theatrical space and the use of props and objects.
ABOUT DI TREVIS
Di Trevis began her Directing career in 1981. She was the first woman to run a company at Britain's Royal National Theatre. In 2000 she adapted for the stage, with Harold Pinter, Pinter's unfilmed cinema adaptation of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. The production, which transferred to the Olivier stage in 2001, was described as "ravishing" by critic Nicholas de Jongh in the Evening Standard and won an Olivier Award.
Trevis has also worked extensively at the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1991 she mounted a production of Harrison Birtwistle's opera Gawain at the Royal Opera House. She also directed The Merry Widow for Scottish Opera and The Voluptuous Tango for the Almeida. Trevis has had a long-standing affiliation with the US, directing and teaching in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
Between 2003-7, Trevis was Head of Directing at Drama Centre London. Trevis has taught in the UK, the US, France, Germany, Austria, and Cuba and Palestine. Her students have included Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Kenneth Branagh and Rupert Everett. She also has a following of young actors in London who regularly attend her Sunday workshop. Her book ‘Directing: A Life in Theatre’ is published by Routledge.
19 to 22 July 2019
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dawar, 16 Adly St, 3rd Floor, Wust el Balad, Cairo, Egypt
English with Arabic translation.
This workshop is for performers with at least 2 years of prior training and experience in acting.
To ensure a place, pre-booking is highly recommended. You can reserve a place by making your payment at Dawar on any day prior to the event (we are open from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm). Payment can also be made through Vodafone Cash (01030003020).
STEP 1: Applicants must complete the online application form: http://survey.dawararts.com/survey/?id=1
STEP 2: Selections will be announced by 16 June 2019.
STEP 3: Selected applicants can finalise their registration by paying the program fee by July 4. If we do not receive your payment by this date, your place will be given to someone else.
• 10 days before the beginning of the program: full refund.
• 72 hours before the beginning of the program: 50% refund.
• 24 hours before the beginning of the program: no refund.
Dawar is a cultural centre based in Downtown Cairo, Egypt. We utilise participatory theatre, therapeutic drama and other arts-based processes for healing, dialogue and social change. Our practitioners include artists, educators, psychotherapists and health workers from Egypt and abroad. Together we offer a range of initiatives that promote creativity, critical thinking, civic engagement and community cohesion. We facilitate group work and psychosocial interventions for individuals and communities impacted by war, displacement and other traumatic life events. Our training branch offers workshops, seminars and professional training programs in applied drama and community arts. We also hold regular cultural events including film screenings, art exhibitions, live music and theatre performances. In addition to this, we run مطبخ دوار Dawar Kitchen, a food and catering business dedicated to the social and economic empowerment of migrant, refugee and Egyptian women.
Dawar for Arts and Development
16 Adly St, 3rd Floor
Wust El Balad, Cairo, Egypt
t: +20 (0) 2 23960667