“INSTANT THEATRE combines my favorite aspects of Improv and Theatre; The “Rush” of Improv and the “Emotional Depth”of Theatre.” Emily Newhouse (Being There 2 Dec 6th 2010 NYC)
INSTANT THEATREis a new & fabulous concept of ‘Theatre’ and ‘Performance’ devised and directed by British Director, Writer and Teacher Diana Laurie (founder of BEING THERE PRODUCTONS-London/NY.
Relevant to Stage AND Film for Actors wishing to become more present and real in their work.
Through a series of Workshops actors become acquainted with Diana’s method of working... (initially invented to develop ‘Sight-Reading’ skills for actors and thus improve their chances at audition).
Piles of cards containing printed lines of random text (these lines being taken from Plays, Books, Films, Songs, Advertising, Conversation and Imagination) are placed around the space – Actors will not have seen these lines before and come together not knowing who they are or what the ‘Story’ will be.
The story is begun by one actor picking up any card and seeing, thinking & feeling the line before speaking it and placing it (as dialogue) into the scene – This is followed by another actor picking a card and responding with this new random line of text to what has just been spoken, thus making a ‘relationship’ – the actors work is to make the scene ‘read’ emotionally and literally as if it were a scripted piece.
Whilst INSTANT THEATRE has some roots in improvisation it is a tougher (Yet we think! more exciting discipline!! ; The actor can only use the text that is on the card! Just a few little changes and ‘bending’ of the text allowed!
The Audience (In the Workshop space this is ALL OF US!) know that the actors do not know what they may be about to say – so there is great investment and concentration from them too – they are almost willing the scene to work and for a story to emerge.
INSTANT THEATRE is here from New York!!! Would you like to be part of it ???!
...Know any Quick-Witted, Connected, Funny and Profound Actors as well as You?!! (You actually don't have to be an actor...just someone who likes Being There...in the moment..thinking and feeling...and connecting to others..)
Do Join us for some crazy, sexy, deeply moving, irreverent Fun......