Multi-lingual Workshop, February 2010

Draf and Mary Sitarenos have a long history of working with actors from many backgrounds and cultures and working with actors where English is not their first language.

They have created an approach to acting and theatre making, which is the basis of the practice of Liminal Theatre and Performance. This work has been employed in Asia (Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong China) and Senegal (Africa). Liminal Theatre is investigating a multi-lingual theatre program. The workshop will unfold the core practices of Liminal Theatre while working with the actors in theirpreferred language. The work involves exploring the dimensions of time, space and text kinesthetically, with an emphasis on rhythmical, spatial and physical awareness. The work engages the body and voice in a moment-to-moment experience, creating an encounter between the imagination and the spoken text.

This workshop will focus on monologues and dialogues from a Greek Play translated into actors preferred language.

where: Liminal Studio at J Studios
100 Barkly St. Nth Fitzroy
(between St Georges Rd and Nicholson St)

when: Tues 9th Feb 6:30- 9:30pm, Thurs 11th Feb 6:30 -9:30pm, Friday 12th Feb 6.30-
9.30pm. Sat 13th Feb 10am– 5pm, Sun 14th Feb 10am-5pm.

cost: $ 130 ($100 for Friends of Liminal)

preparation: selected applicants will be allocated text from a Greek play. Help in translation will
be given. Loose clothing. Workshop is very physical.

application:

  • Apply drafatliminal [dot] com [dot] au
  • Applications should give email & phone contact details.
  • Supply CV of relevant training/experiences (for first time participants of Liminal).
  • Application closing date Tues 26h January.
  • Selected applicants will be informed before Friday 29th January.
  • Payment by Cheque or Money Order addressed to: Liminal Theatre 45 Grant St. Clifton Hill 3068 before workshop commencement.
  • Only 12 places are available.

More details email drafatliminal [dot] com [dot] au or ring Draf on 0432 863 919A PDF download of this information is available here.