Previous Directors Acting Workshops The Directors Acting Workshops began in 2001. The success of these workshops is due to directors' desire and commitment to learn about their craft and the willingness of established directors to share their process. We have been grateful for the feedback we have received from participants and will endeavour to implement your suggestions wherever and whenever possible. Directors Acting: Summer 2014 Denise Gabriel - Sensory Awareness “A session with Denise Gabriel is truly inspiring. I saw swift and significant changes in actors and a real sense of craft. A wonderful teacher.” – Robert Bowman (Co-director Living Pictures) Alex Dower – Objectives & Purposes www.creatingfreedom.co.uk “A session with Denise Gabriel is truly inspiring. I saw swift and significant changes in actors and a real sense of craft. A wonderful teacher.” – Robert Bowman (Co-director Living Pictures) “Alex's workshop was a great insight into the image-fuelled world of an actor. Especially for directors looking for a simple yet powerful language to communicate with actors.” – Neil McEnery West (Film Director, 2013) Directors Acting: Summer 2012 Lyndsey Turner - Developing a New Play, 9th & 10th JuneIan Rickson - Stanislavski for the Modern Director, 18th-22nd JuneScott Williams - The Meisner Technique in Rehearsal, 2nd-13th JulyAlex Dower - The Actor's Imagination, 18th & 19th August Directors Acting: Autumn 2011 Sinead Rushe - Michael Chekhov Process Weekend, 8th and 9th OctoberElen Bowman - DIRECTOR MENTORING (monthly)Barbara Houseman - The Voice Works, 15th & 16th OctoberBijan Sheibani - Remounting a Classic Text, 24th-28th OctoberJoe Hill-Gibbins - Working The Changeling, 12th & 13th NovemberShared Experience, 21st-25th NovemberElen Bowman and Ian Rickson - Method in Practice, 5th-9th December Directors Acting: Spring/Summer 2011 Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe - Relationships in Space, 9th & 10th AprilTom Wright - Stage Craft, 16th & 17th AprilDavid Haugen - Listening and Responding: Meisner and Chekhov, 23rd & 24th AprilSinead Rushe - Michael Chekhov (weekend no. 1), 7th & 8th MayMike Alfreds - Worlds: Exploring and Defining the Particular Reality of a Play, 23rd-27th MaySinead Rushe - Michael Chekhov (weekend no. 2), 18th & 19th JuneScott Williams - The Meisner Technique: 10-day Intensive Course, 11th-15th & 18th-22nd JulyNLP 3-hour Sessions: “Reality - What a Concept!”, 30th June-2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th JulySinead Rushe - Michael Chekhov (weekend no. 3), 16th & 17th JulyLiving Pictures Summer Workshop: Stanislavsky's ACTIVE ANALYSIS, 1st-12th August (Monday to Friday) Directors Acting: Autumn 2010 Ian Rickson - Exploring Hamlet, 20th-24th SeptemberRobbie Bowman - NLP and Theatre, 25th & 26th SeptemberElen Bowman - Naming impressions, Naming Objectives, 4th-8th OctoberRoxana Silbert - Directing New Plays, 9th & 10th OctoberDominic Cooke - Shakespeare's Language, 4th & 5th NovemberBarbara Houseman - The Voice Works, 27th & 28th November Directors Acting: Summer 2010 Stanislavsky's ACTIVE ANALYSIS - for Actors and Directors, 2nd-13th August Directors Acting: Autumn 2009 Rufus Norris and Tanya Ronder - Adaptation for the Stage, 12th-16th OctoberDick McCaw - Not Just Any Body: Feldenkrais for Theatre, 14th & 15th NovemberTom Wright - Stagecraft, 21st-22nd NovemberRosemary Brandt - Laban, 14th-17th DecemberKatie Mitchell - The Director's Craft, 11th-22nd January 2010 Directors Acting: Summer 2009 Paule Constable - Lighting (taster), July 20thGareth Fry - Sound (taster), July 27th-31stBella Merlin - The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit, July 27th-31stPaul Hunter - Devising, July 27th-31stLiving Pictures Summer Workshop: Stanislavsky's ACTIVE ANALYSIS - for Actors and Directors, 3rd-15th AugustScott Williams - The Meisner Technique, 13th, 7th SeptemberIan Rickson - Getting the Actor Closer to the Text, 4th-8th September Directors Acting: Spring 2009 Writer/Director Networking Evening, 24th FebruaryNancy Meckler and Polly Teale - Shared Experience, 9th-13th MarchScott Williams -The Meisner Technique, 5th-9th AprilIndhu Rubasingham - New Writing, 11th-15th MayRosemary Brandt -Laban Weekend, 6th-7th June Directors Acting: Autumn 2008 Rosemary Brandt - Aplying Laban to Theatre, 6th & 7th SeptemberDominic Cooke - Directing, 22nd & 23rd SeptemberLilo Baur - Complicity, 13th-17th OctoberElen Bowman - Pictures and Impressions, 17th-21st NovemberRosemary Brandt - Laban, 15th-19th DecemberKatie Mitchell - The Director's Craft, 26th-30th January Directors Acting: Summer 2008 Bella Merlin - Stanislavsky Workshop, 9th-13th JuneRufus Norris and Tanya Ronder - Adapting for the Stage, 23rd-27th JunePaul Hunter - Devising, 14th-18th JulyRosemary Brandt - Exploring Laban, 17th &and 18th MayRobert Bowman - NLP and Theatre, 24th & 25thMervyn Millar -Objects, Puppetry and Performance, 19th & 20th Directors Acting: Spring 2008 Natalia Fedrova - The Actors' Inner Impulse, 29th & 30th MarchIan Rickson - Getting the Actor Closer to the Text, 31st March-4th AprilJohn Wright - Text Immersion and Archetypes: Two Liberating Strategies, 7th-11th AprilRosemary Brandt - Exploring Laban, 8th & 9th March Directors Acting: 2007 Elen Bowman - Thinking in Pictures, 28th-31st AugustTatiana Olear - Character and Active Analysis, 3rd-14th SeptemberDominic Leclerc - Physicalising Text, 15th-19th OctoberRosemary Brandt - Laban, 10th-14th December Directors Acting: 2006 Lilo Baur - Le Jeu, 5th-9th JuneBella Merlin - Active Analysis and the Art of Play, 12th-16th JuneJohn Wright - Evolving the text, 3rd-7th JulyMike Alfreds - Meet the World of the Play, 10th-14th JulyKatie Mitchell - Two Week Intensive, 17th-28th July Directors Acting: 2005 Katie Mitchell, 27th June-1st JulyChristopher Heimann - Michael Chekhov Workshop, 4th-8th JulyMike Alfreds, 8th-22nd JulyPolly Teale and Nancy Meckler, 21st-25th NovemberKate Maravan - The Meisner Method, 19th-23rd SeptemberElen Bowman - Thinking in Pictures, 22nd-26th August Directors Acting: 2004 Dominic Cooke, 28th June-2nd JulyMatthew Lloyd, 23rd-27th AugustMike Alfreds, 20th-25th SeptemberPolly Teale and Nancy Meckler, 26th-30th OctoberKate Maravan, 22nd-27th November Directors Acting: 2001 (Pilot) Supported by the Jerwood Space and Shared Experience Theatre Company, this two week workshop was led by Robert Bowman for established and new directors to experience their theatre art from the point of view of the actor. Using scenes from Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, the directors were given parts and taken through the methodology of Living Pictures Productions. The fortnight concluded with a showing for an invited audience in the rehearsal rooms at Soho Laundry. Those taking part; Polly Teale, Marc Rosenblatt, Martin Constantine, Jo Clayton and Tom Mansfield.