Personal development through the performing arts

THEATER CREATION WORKSHOP: The comedy of abundance

With Albert Tola and Rodrigo García Olza in collaboration with Dau al Sec

The creation workshop The Comedy of Abundance seeks to reflect on abundance and scarcity in our lives, collecting both the reflections raised by contemporary thought, from depth psychology to quantum physics, as well as the witness of a theatrical genealogy that is It goes back to Greco-Latin comedies, to the comedy of entanglements or the comedy of errors, where pleasure and optimism celebrate life in a happy ending overflowing with banquets and celebrations. Through a sense of humor – and oscillation with its unexpected side – we want to pay attention to the pre-Christian cults of fertility and abundance, the festivals of Dionysus and the dithyrambs that originate our theater. We are going to invoke the horn of plenty, a symbol opposite to scarcity and exuberant like nature itself. Different abundances flourish in the works of Aristophanes, Plautus, Shakespeare, Goldoni or Lope de Vega and our research and theatrical creation will infuse the mechanisms of comedy and opulence with the help, on this occasion, of the muse. Talía, with the aim, like every year, that the work on interpretation and writing converges into a show.

Espai Philae’s Theatrical Creation workshops maintain the spirit of a professional production. Therefore, at the end of the process, we release our work in the Dau al Sec theater during the month of June 2025.

Objectives

  • Create from non-judgment to be able to apply judgment later.
  • Work creatively as a team: learn to see, hear and listen from the here and now to integrate instructions while moving towards a common objective: the task.
  • Unlock creativity and, therefore, inspiration, without tending to one’s own judgments that restrict one’s own expression.
  • Receive criticism in a constructive way.
  • Develop curiosity about the human being, that is, from the archetypes of the feminine and the masculine to the particular characteristics of each participant, passing through the entire intermediate spectrum.
  • Develop ways of relating and looking at you.
  • Access, through the collective imagination, recesses of the unconscious that speak and relate our human experience.
  • Perform a staging: a final theatrical performance through the entire process of dramaturgical and interpretive experimentation based on one’s own internal voice.

Contents

  • Conducted writing exercises, alternating with readings of other people’s and own texts.
  • Acting improvisation.
  • Body and movement work.
  • Interpretation and acting training.
  • Character creation.
  • Creation of a unique structure from dramaturgy.
  • Progression and rhythm in the theatrical show
  • Exploration of the choir as a contemporary formal reflection of the global problems of our global society.
  • Qualities of movement as a binder of one’s own universe.

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Schedule

Targeted

Especially aimed at graduates in Theater and Consciousness Sabaté® Method.

This workshop can also be accessed by theater students from other schools, actors/actresses, professional playwrights and other accomplices of the scene.

Date

From October 2024 to June 2025

Schedule

Saturdays, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2 Saturdays a month, from October to June, + 1 intensive weekend before the premiere.
Extra sessions of memorization of the texts are contemplated outside of class hours. To determinate.


Discounts

20% discount to all post-graduates of the Institut del Teatre.

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