WORKSHOPS

We run educational workshops for all ages and settings, including student groups, youth theatres, schools and colleges. We will tailor workshops to your needs and interests, so please get in touch if you're after something specific!

 Otherwise, check out our list of signature workshops below:

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DEVISING COMIC THEATRE

Devising Comic Theatre introduces participants to the key devices used by Clown Funeral in our theatre-making process. Creating comic characters, sharpening dialogue and keeping the humour surprising and clever are all elements we touch on in this workshop.

Suitable for: theatre-makers looking at devising and adaptation, particularly those at university/graduate companies looking to take their next steps.

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HOW TO NOT DO NATURALISM

Make a playtext your own with this exciting, unique workshop on how and why to challenge naturalism. With physical theatre, surrealism and cinematic techniques, scripts can be interpreted in a variety of weird and wonderful ways. This workshop will help you tap into how to approach blurring the naturalism lines.

Suitable for: all theatre makers - can be done with reference to specific texts, to inform ongoing productions or with stimulus material provided by Clown Funeral.

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BLENDING PHYSICAL THEATRES

In contemporary devising, being well-versed in one particular style is often not enough. Clown Funeral showcases how practitioners can merge a variety of practices, including: ensemble work, clowning, contemporary dance and stage fighting, in order to create innovative and exciting theatre.

Suitable for: Theatre-makers interested in attaining a grounding in contemporary physical theatre, or those who have some training in physical theatre styles but struggle to apply this to devising and new writing in practice.