Workshop for Actor Musicians in Bristol, New International Encounter (NIE)

Friday 24 November 2017

Alex Byrne, Artistic Director of NIE, will lead a workshop at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol introducing NIE’s approach to tragic / comic / magical / musical / devised theatre. Participants will work with improvisation, play and the connection of live music with performance.

The workshop will explore the physical preparation of the body for performance through work on pure and expressive movement, and the playfulness of actors in performance through games and group work. Artists who play music will be invited to bring their instrument as the workshop will cover working with music as a key and a spur for improvisation, using musicality and rhythm as tools in performance.

NIE love to work with artists who:

  • Are from a variety of places / countries / traditions 
  • Speak different languages 
  • Play music 
  • Are interested in devising and being part of making work 
  • Are intelligent and inspiring 
  • Are interested in making work for children and families 
  • Are great fun to work with and are playful 
  • Have just finished training or are an aspiring professional
  • Have loads of experience

Tue 12 December: 1pm – 5pm at Tobacco Factory

Theatres, Bristol. The workshop is offered free of charge, which is made possible by the support of Tobacco Factory Theatres and NIE. Please bring comfortable clothing and a bottle of water.

Please send your CV to Ailie deBonnaire at [email protected]

New International Encounter work with an established ensemble and have worked with some artists for nearly 20 years! For each project NIE like to work with a mixture of old friends and collaborators and artists who are new to the company.