Workshops

This month, Doing Things Differently – State of the Nation 2 follows up our 2016 event to ask: are we are any closer to inclusion? What have you done or are doing differently? What has the impact been and what needs to happen next?

Kitchen Rules Theatre’s Longform Drop-in is a weekly workshop for improvisers who are interested in American-style longform comedic improvisation. This session is a FREE TASTER SESSION exclusively for people who HAVE NOT been to our drop-ins before.

In this course, we delve into the world of musical improv, drawing lyrics and tunes out of your imagination and putting them into the world!

Sarah Trist is the dance industry’s leading tour booker, with nearly thirty years’ experience in the field, and she has developed a tour booking service for dance artists which acts as a conduit between clients and wide range of UK and overseas venues, festivals and agencies. 

In this workshop you will learn fancy on and off body tricks, core hula hooping techniques and a funky dance group routine. We will cover a wide range of skills, so come, learn and play with a hula hoop.

Philip Markle has taught improv and acting internationally for over 16 years, from Berlin to Bali. He independently teaches writing and improv classes in NYC, as well as through Tom Todoroff’s acting studio. He has performed in and produced hundreds of shows of all kinds, and regularly performs, writes, and directs in NYC. This class will focus on burning your fear with improvisation. For anyone who performs regularly on an improv stage, or is passionate in learning the craft.

This workshop invites participants to explore the beautiful world of the Larval Masks. Larval Masks originate from the winter carnival of Basel, Switzerland, and were first used in actor training by Jacques Lecoq. The Larval mask is an excellent tool for actors to explore how emotional states, character types and narrative can be communicated through the actor’s body, movement and physicality in the empty space. The masks are large, abstract and clear in shape – this encourages the actor to articulate and amplify the movement, leave the ‘naturalistic’ timing and enter the enhanced theatrical dimension needed to bring the masks to life. The workshop will concentrate on a range of individual and group physical improvisation exercises that stimulate the actor’s imagination, playfulness, complicity and a sense of wonder. 

Holly Stoppit’s Introduction To Clowning Weekend; explore what it feels like to put judgement to one side and develop the confidence to follow your impulses, turn up your curiosity, play more and connect deeply and authentically with yourself and others.

Philip Markle has taught improv and acting internationally for over 16 years, from Berlin to Bali. He independently teaches writing and improv classes in NYC, as well as through Tom Todoroff’s acting studio. He has performed in and produced hundreds of shows of all kinds, and regularly performs, writes, and directs in NYC. This class will focus on the Musical Improv format, working on the skills necessary to create improvised songs, structure, and story.

Rope worskhop with ENC graduate Ezra Weill! Ezra is a dynamic and innovative artist who has developed a unique style, which combines juggling and manipulation technique with aerial rope.

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