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Text: Using Actions And Objectives

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Text: Using Actions And Objectives

Tuesday 7th July

2pm – 4.00pm


From Stanislavsky to Mike Alfreds to Phyllida Lloyd, many different directors and practitioners use actions and objectives in all types of rehearsal rooms. But what are they? How can they be helpful? And how can you use them in your work with actors and performers?


This will be a gentle introduction, (or reminder!) about using actions and objectives in the rehearsal room. In this hands-on workshop, led by director Jennifer Tang directors will get the chance to work with other directors to try out these techniques and explore how they might like to adopt, adapt or abandon this way of working to suit their own process.


This is a practical workshop and participants should be happy to work as both actor and director in small groups.


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If you would like to attend this discussion then please sign up here so we can get a sense of numbers. 


Please follow the Zoom link here to join the session! 


Jennifer Tang is the next Young Vic Genesis Fellow/Associate Director. She is an award-winning UK and International theatre director, specialising in new writing and fusing theatre with music. She has worked with buildings and organisations including The Royal Exchange, The Young Vic, The Gate, Hampstead Theatre, The Royal Opera House and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Her practice also spans devised work and opera, and she has extensive experience of working with communities and young people.

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