Workshops

The Keep Theatre is passionate about providing training opportunites for artists and members of the community.
See below for upcoming opportunities, and learn about past workshops and training events!


 
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The Keep Theatre & Sarasvati Productions Present…

Intro to Intimacy for Stage and Screen

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NEW DATE (AND ADDED TIME!):

OCTOBER 24th, 2019

SESSION #1: 1:00 – 5:00 AT THE U OF W THEATRE

SESSION #2: 6:00 – 10:00 AT THE U OF W THEATRE

THOSE INTERESTED IN THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE EMAIL SHARON BAJER AT THEKEEPTHEATRE@GMAIL.COM
WITH INTIMACY WORKSHOP IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

COST TO PARTICIPANTS $25.

PLEASE INDICATE SESSION #1 OR SESSION#2.
[SESSION #1 HAS ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT.]

In this workshop, actors learn specific techniques for accessing their vulnerability in a dramatic context, resulting in powerful chemistry between characters without compromising personal boundaries. Focus is on subtle and specific details in choreography, and on acting exercises to keep partners connected physically and emotionally. It’s an exploration of intimacy within a dramatic context for the purpose of telling the story of the scene. We’ll also touch on how to approach preparing for scenes of intimacy in rehearsal, consent, boundaries, your rights (including union rules), and psychological safety. This is not just kissing or sex scenes. The principles can include the intimacy between parents and children, between dear friends, and can also apply to scenes of sexual violence. 

Topics include

Instant Chemistry: simple acting exercises to facilitate mutual trust and to create chemistry with any scene partner 

The Pillars: guidelines for approaching scenes of Intimacy, including script work, communication of personal boundaries, consent, and other professional etiquette practices 

Your Instrument: psychological safety, physical work and emotional preparation for more effective scenes of intimacy 

The Workplace: Best practices and recommended working conditions 

Your Unions: CTA (stage) and IPA (film) rules regarding intimacy and nudity. 

Touching (handshakes, handholding, hugging) through guided contact improv is part of the course. Kissing is not required. While the goal is to explore emotional and physical intimacy, the core concept of this work is Safety, for the facilitation of safe exploration. All touching is consensual, and participants are always invited to sit out and watch, should they feel uncomfortable or triggered. 

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Siobhan Richardson is an Intimacy Director, and co-founder of Intimacy Directors International. Siobhan is quickly building an impressive resume in this field, including several directing and teaching credits across Canada, the USA and Europe. Siobhan is also an actor and fight director.

www.siobhanrichardson.com/intimacy 


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the

David Latham Masterclass

It was a wonderful week learning and growing with you!

 
 

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Thank you for joining us!

Thanks to everyone who helped make The Keep Theatre's first batch of workshops a resounding success.

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We got sweaty, crunched some numbers, conquered the audition room, and made it all up as we went along.