Innovative London-based company Frantic Assembly is coming to Philadelphia on October 18, 2017, with a Devised Theater Workshop at Headlong Theater Institute. Hosted by 45-year-old NYC conservatory Actors Movement Studio, the workshop is part of an American tour which includes Los Angeles, New York City and other U.S. cities.
Frantic Assembly’s award-winning work was seen recently in Philadelphia in the national tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which the company won a Tony for Movement Direction. The methodology the company has developed claims to “create heightened movement that is grounded in reality”. Led by co-founder Scott Graham, it has toured extensively across the UK and worked in forty countries internationally collaborating with some of today’s most inspiring artists on such works as Things I Know To Be True, Othello, Beautiful Burnout, Lovesong, Stockholm, and The Believers.
The 6-hour workshop will be led by Frantic practitioner Jess Williams, who has been with the company since 2012 and serves as associate movement director on the US tour of Curious Incident . It is designed to introduce Frantic Assembly’s unique approach to devising physical material, aiming to “liberate potential, and build confidence in performers”.
The workshop will range from beginning to intermediate work, giving a sense of what it is like to be an actor in a rehearsal room. Attendees will work collaboratively to create new devised material including Group Elevation and Chair Duets and learn practical, production specific exercises from shows like the Curious Incident, Lovesong, and Beautiful Burnout
Frantic Assembly Fall October 2017 Workshop Tour
Los Angeles October 30th, 10am-5pm,
Philadelphia October 18th, 10am – 5pm
New York City October 14th, 10-5pm
Workshop Fee $175
Early Bird Discount $150.00 though October 15.