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VERBATIM THEATRE, Workshop by Tara McAllister-Viel

Published 01.02.2008

1516 March 2008, Cardiff, UK

Verbatim theatre has attracted much attention recently because of the work done by the Tricycle Theatre and the success of plays like Robin Soan's Talking to Terrorists and David Hare's The Permanent Way. Such plays are created from the exact words of people who have been interviewed about a particular event or topic and at their best they have an authenticity and authority that it is more difficult for fictional writing to achieve.

Aimed at performers, dancers, directors, teachers, social workers - anyone who works with theatre in a social context - this workshop will explore techniques associated with Verbatim theatre in a practical way. Participants will be invited to research and record their own interview material in order to create monologues to be explored and developed through vocal and physical devising exercises.

Currently teaching voice at Central, Tara McAllister-Viel is a distinguished voice coach, actor and director who has worked in the USA and abroad for the last 18 years. Her Chicago-based company devised projects based on the Studs Terkel style interview/oral history tradition and she has led several verbatim theatre projects in Korea. Since moving to the U.K. five years ago, she has been exploring adapting U.K. verbatim theatre approaches to training actors' voices and devising with voice.

For more information or to book, please call CPR at +44 1970 622 133 or email cprwww@aber.ac.uk

Workshop Fee: £70 waged (£35 unwaged)


Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE


Copyright 2008 Centre for Performance Research.

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