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Open Training November 14

Up the Creek without a Puppet with Vit Hořejš
Saturday, November 14, 10 am - 12 pm EDT

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Meeting ID: 868 9194 8776 Passcode: 926623

Vít Hořejš, Artistic Director of New York's Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (a resident company at La MaMa Theatre in New York City) will lead an object theatre workshop. Participants will discover ways in which any objects around us can become a puppet, and puppets can be used in an unorthodox manner. They will create scenes based on their own themes and stories and well-known theatre plays. Bring your talent and creativity, as well as a favorite toy, a movement inclined piece of your wardrobe, and a simple story from your life (or fantasy!) or a monologue.

Vít has developed and taught day- to semester-long versions of this workshop to actors and directors at Colleges and schools in 34 States, including NYU, at La MaMa Umbria, in Poland, and in Korea. He collaborated with tKAPOW on The Burial at Thebes, Raining Aluminum, and The Boyg, and has led workshops at tKAPOW's Artist Retreat.


Training is an integral part of theatre KAPOW's work. acting, movement, improvisation, voice, speech, object work, viewpoints, and more. Company members have trained with Double Edge Theatre Company, the Michael Chekhov Studio, Shakespeare & Company, The Atlantic Acting School and SITI Company, and draw on these techniques and methods for their work.

All are invited, no experience is necessary. Come comfortably dressed to move (no jeans). Arrive 15 minutes early to check in and stretch.

Upcoming Open Training Schedule

  • ONLINE: Saturday, October 17, 10 am - 12 pm - Gwendolyn Schwinke

Open trainings are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and cost $5. Sessions take place in the studio on the third floor of 83 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH unless otherwise noted. Street parking is available. $5 per session, payable at the door. Questions? Email us.

Planning to join us? You can complete the waiver in advance and bring it with you if it is your first time.

Training with theatre KAPOW

What participants are saying:
"The process of creating with such trust... wow so wonderful! Thanks for making me feel welcome!"
"Had a mind-blowing moment at theatre KAPOW training this morning. Finally connected some concepts I have been struggling with. Love it!"
"Thank you for an invigorating training this morning! Sharpened these tools in my toolbox- movement and gestures to prompt/find feelings and using your whole body in a gesture so it has a beginning, middle and end."

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