A 3 Day Experimental Acting Workshop with TheatreRUN’s

Adam Paolozza


There are many well-worn clichés surrounding Lecoq and Stanislavski’s training methods: Lecoq actors are great movers but cannot speak or emote, while actors trained in the naturalistic way have great depth but little technique. Lecoq actors exaggerate too much, they’re all surface. Actors using Stanislavski’s methods are too small, it’s all on the inside.
One could say Lecoq taught the way of Body while Stanislavski the way of the Heart. 
If you ask me this is bullshit. Pure BS.

All great acting is physical, mental and emotional. Both Lecoq and Stanislavski looked at the Body, the Mind and the Heart. They were both looking deeper towards a holistic technique for the actor. They both asked, What does it mean to be onstage?

Q: How do we get beyond the prejudice and clichés surrounding Lecoq and Stanislavski and find an approach that brings them together?

A: A Mash-Up between these two theatrical giants of the 20th Century.

A Mash-Up is when you blend two previously existing things (usually songs) and seamlessly transform them into something new.
Transformation is the key here: by taking key concepts from Stanislavski and reinterpreting them through key exercises by Lecoq we want to transform the process and open up new possibilities for actor training.
We want to take ole’ Jacques and Constantin and mix’em up, mash’em together and see what happens.

This workshop will consist of 3 intensive days of exploration including:
*movement work
*scene study
*mask work
*text work 

This workshop is suitable for all performers who are curious, wish to experiment and take their existing craft further.


A 3 Day Experimental Acting Workshop with TheatreRUN’s Adam Paolozza

JUNE 19, 20, 21st, 2013
11am-4pm Daily
@ Zuke Studios 
1581 Dupont Street 
(In the Junction – just West of Symington)

$150 + HST ($169) 
($50 deposit required to hold your spot)
*Discount available for all union members*
Some scholarships available

Contact Adam at theatrerun.ensemble(at)gmail.com to sign up or for more info.


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