Luxembourg European Annual Theatre Summer School


Advanced Workshop Course:

Tutor: Chris White

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde

Intensive Workshop 2

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th July Chris White

REALISM and NEW REALISM Chekhov's 'The Seagull' and Tracy Lett’s ‘August Osage County’

Drawing on Stanislavsky’s system and the techniques developed by Uta Hagen and Katie Mitchell we will look at how an actor creates a performance of psychological realism. We will explore this classic work by Anton Chekhov, and the modern American play by Letts, both of which make intense demands of the actor. How do you create characters and relationships of psychological and emotional complexity? How do you take yourself as an actor to a world that is historically and culturally remote? How do you connect to extreme emotional moments and situations? These are some of the questions this course will explore.