Events around Improverket

Emma Knyckare - Årets Mama

Emma Knyckare - Årets Mama

Thursday 20:00 (04 October)
Draken, Gothenburg

Omgiven av Idioter - Thomas Erikson

Omgiven av Idioter - Thomas Erikson

Wednesday 18:30 (05 September)
Draken, Gothenburg

VaKK - Nationell Utställning Backamo för hela familjen

VaKK - Nationell Utställning Backamo för hela familjen

Saturday 07:00 (25 August)
Västra Kennelklubben, Gothenburg

Los Lobos | Pustervik, Göteborg

Los Lobos | Pustervik, Göteborg

Wednesday 19:00 (29 August)
Pustervik, Gothenburg

Woody West Presenterar Calexico

Woody West Presenterar Calexico

Tuesday 19:00 (21 August)
Pustervik, Gothenburg

Clutch | Pustervik, Göteborg

Clutch | Pustervik, Göteborg

Thursday 19:00 (29 November)
Pustervik, Gothenburg

Woody West Presenterar Damien Jurado (US)

Woody West Presenterar Damien Jurado (US)

Thursday 19:00 (11 October)
Pustervik, Gothenburg


Gender and Genre – a two day workshop with Patti Stiles!

Gender and Genre – a two day workshop with Patti Stiles!


When?

Start time: Saturday 10:00 (16 June)
End time: Sunday 16:00 (17 June)

Where?

Improverket
Andra Långgatan 30, Gothenburg
Workshop

About

Gender and Genre – a two day workshop with Patti Stiles!

Patti is an actor, improviser, director, instructor and playwright who has been working professionally in theatre since 1983.
She served her theatre apprenticeship at the world renowned Loose Moose Theatre and was trained by Keith Johnstone. It is her knowledge, technique and application of her improvisational skills, which makes Patti a unique and dynamic instructor. Her understanding and interpretation of Johnstone’s work and philosophy, combined with her wealth of experience on the world improv stage, has made her a “must have” teacher for performers and companies wishing to create spontaneous theatre with fine skill, strong narrative and elegant style.

The workshop

Gender and Genre
Many of the genres we perform have characters that were created to reflect society of the time. Even if the author set the story in a different time, the actions or behaviours of the characters represented the social sensibility of the reader. These acceptable social rules were heavily categorised into male and female behaviour. Today’s world is different. Our social dynamics and ‘rules’ of engagement encompass more freedom then rules of the past yet our storytelling is still shackled to historical roles. For example, if we continue to categorise behaviour by gender, in reflection of today’s world, are we not perpetuating a form of sexism? Do the actions need to be linked to the gender for the story to be told? Do the stories remain genre ‘true’ regardless of ‘gender’ casting? By questioning, challenging and exploring the purpose of the character in the story and removing the gender assumptions we break open new levels of impro play and possibilities. The effects on the audience are really quite interesting.

Dag: 16-17 juni
Tid: 10-17
Var: Kvartersscenen 2Lång, Andra Långgatan 30
Pris: 2500 kr (ink moms)
Kursen hålls på engelska