Page to Performance

An interactive practical workshop, examining the artistic content of chosen pieces and how to communicate words from the page to a performance level.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nottingham Writers' Studio
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Page to Performance looks at ‘how do we ‘do’ poetry?’. An interactive practical workshop, examining the artistic content of chosen pieces and how to communicate and lift the words from the page to a performance level.

You will learn how to make the leap from reading or reciting a piece aloud to the next stage, treating it as a script to be uncovered by introducing theatrical practices, working the performance space and delivering what needs to be expressed through the writing and spoken word.

This workshop, designed and led by professional actress Nicola Esson is suitable for all abilities from beginners to those who have been performing at open mic sessions and want to develop their performance skills by adding colour and texture to the shape of their set.

At this workshop, you will...
Learn acting and vocal techniques to develop your performance.
Explore ways to shape and rehearse a piece towards performance
Work with fellow writers to develop performance and theatre skills.
Increase your confidence in your performance and develop your own working practices.
Breathe new life into familiar pieces by viewing them from a different perspective.
Rekindle the joy and find the fun in delivering the work

About Nicola
Nicola Esson is a professional actress who trained at E15 Acting School. She has played leading roles in regional theatre, touring nationally and in Ireland and commercial theatre productions. Television includes a BBC2 Screen Play and a short film. She runs macTheatre, a not-for-profit arts organisation which produced an annual community Shakespeare-in-the-Park alongside professional shows and Arts initiated projects for local and regional councils. She currently produces local events with professional musicians, facilitating annual songwriting and guitar workshops. She has run theatre workshops for adults, youth theatre, stage schools and tutored students for exams, drama school, University entry and professional auditions.

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