professional programmes

The Professional School Full Time Programme

The professional school is a structured, integrated and intensive one-year full-time training programme split into three terms, from the end of September to mid December, January to the end of March, and April to the end of June. Classes run Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 and 18:30 daily.

Participants create and perform original pieces on a weekly basis, and public showcases are presented to an invited audience from the professional community three times during the year, at the end of each term.

The Summer Intensive Programme

The Summer Intensive is a foundation for the study of physical theatre. In the twenty years that we have offered this exciting programme, we have found that it is most challenging for performing artists, writers, directors, and teachers who want an introduction to physical theatre and for experienced artists with allied acting and dance background who want to add new skills and experience to their existing lexicon.

Post-Graduate Programs

Theatre Works

This is a production programme only available to graduates of the full-time School. Under the direction of Ron East, each ensemble will develop and present a complete show for the public. There are places for three ensembles per year, the first starts in August and showcases in December, the second starts in September and showcases in March, and the third starts in November and showcases in June.

The Pedagogical Year

Two places are available per year for selected candidates to obtain certification as an instructor.
This programme is conducted on the apprenticeship model with the Director and staff, and is full-time throughout the duration of the professional school, from the end of September to the end of June.
The placements are only available to graduates of the full-time programme.



Part-Time Classes

The School offers 3 weekend workshops on selected themes during the year. These classes are designed to encourage an individual relationship to physical presentation. They can be taken alone or in sequence.

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