Sinéad will teach a two day workshop on Michael Chekhov technique on 14-15 May 2016 at The Actor’s Centre, London.
Composition and the actor: what to do about ‘blocking’?
This workshop addresses the tricky question of blocking, exploring how to find greater physical detail and expression in performance from a deep exploration of the psychology of the character.
By integrating the psychophysical acting techniques of Michael Chekhov and his ideas on form, design and composition, Sinéad Rushe will explore how all our physical choices on stage (or on set) can – and must be – a direct continuation of the character’s inner life. We will consider how characterisation can be a complete inner-outer coordination, a delicate marriage of the external and internal aspects of the role and how engaging with scenographic elements – set, sound, stage, auditorium – can inspire creative impulses. We will discover how to make ‘blocking’ and composition a creative part of our work in a way that can inspire director’s choices.
Pick a character you’d like to work on from Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and bring a copy of the play if you have one. It is not necessary to be off book.