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Open Training has moved online!

Devising Theatre with Sinéad Rushe
Saturday, August 8, 10 am EST
Join the Open Training Zoom here. Meeting ID: 767 8675 9043

This online workshop will explore approaches to devising and theatre-making influenced by Michael Chekhov’s tools and broader ideas on design. London-based Irish director Sinéad Rushe will share some of her methodology in directing, devising and theatre-making.

If you have an idea for a show you are thinking about, working on, or would like to work on, bring it to the workshop. You can also just show up without any particular idea!

Sinéad Rushe is a theatre director, performer and teacher. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, École Normale Supérieure, Paris before training as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London where she is Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, specialising in the Michael Chekhov Technique and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics.

Directing credits include AntigoneNOW, performance film, as Granada Artist-in-Residence, UCDavis, California, Concert, The Pit, Barbican, The Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York (& international tour, winner of the Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award), Night Just Before the Forests, commissioned for the 2018 Macau Arts Festival, China, Gogol’s Diary of a Madman with Living Pictures at Sherman Cymru in Cardiff (& international tour), Something or Nothing with Guy Dartnell at The Place Theatre (& tour), commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, and Out of Time with Colin Dunne, The Pit, Barbican, The Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York and international tour (nominated for Olivier and Dance Critics’ Circle Award).

She has directed four shows with her own company, out of Inc: Loaded (Jacksons Lane, Old Rep, Birmingham), Night- Light (Oval House, London, Bristol Old Vic & tour), Life in the Folds (BAC, London & tour), and An Evening with Sinéad Rushe (BAC, London). 
Sinéad is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide, (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2019) and the co-translator into French of four plays by Howard Barker (published by Editions Théâtrales, Paris).

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

  • Saturday, August 8, 10 am - 12 pm EST - ONLINE: Devising Theatre
  • Saturday, August 15, 10 am - 12 pm EST - ONLINE: TBD
  • THURSDAY AUGUST 20, 7 pm EST - ONLINE: That's What SHE SAID (link and details coming soon!)
  • Saturday, August 22, 10 am - 12 pm EST - ONLINE: TBD

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.

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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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