When words alone are not enough.

NECESSARY ANGEL is excited to offer a five-day acting master class with Graham McLaren, Necessary Angel’s Associate Artist and director of its acclaimed 2009 production of HAMLET:

When words alone are not enough.
An active exploration of the plays of Henrik Ibsen with Graham McLaren.

When Hedda Gabler’s attempts to convince and control those around her fail, her ‘action’ is to burn a manuscript.
When Nora’s desire to be understood and valued by her husband ends and the words run out, her ‘action’ is to leave him.
How many implicit ‘actions’ do the actors have to play to lead to such extremity?
How can we best identify then play those ‘actions’?

In this five day workshop developed from the methodology of internationally acclaimed theatre-maker Graham McLaren, we will explore and make explicit the physical, muscular structure beneath the veneer of Ibsen’s words. McLaren will provide practical tools, games and exercises to take the actor from research, through the ‘need to speak’ and on to the point ‘when words alone are not enough’.

Classes run from Tuesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 14
585 Production Studio,
585 Yonge Street (at Wellesley)

$300 for Equity members
$400 for non-Equity

To register please contact Morgan Norwich at morgan @necessaryangel.com or call 416.703.0406

**Space is extremely limited, and registration is first-come-first-serve.**

We thank Canadian Actors’ Equity Association’s support through their Professional Development Fund

We also would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their support through their Visiting Foreign Artists Program

Tom McCamus and Tara Nicodemo in McLaren’s 2008 workshop presentation of Hamlet

About necessarynotes

Necessary Angel produces compelling live performances. The company collaborates with artist innovators to explore urgent ideas through original work and existing texts creating entertaining and enlightening experiences for intrepid audiences.
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