The actor is the lynchpin of any theatre performance. All other aspects of the art form — narrative, design and mise en scène — flow through the expressive capacity which is the actor’s body-mind. As such, the artistic subjectivity of the actor, its formation, conception and identity are singularly significant to the process of theatre-making, particularly in making new theatre.
"The Making of an Actor" is a unique opportunity for a select number of attendees to witness and understand how the creative capabilities of the contemporary actor are conceived, shaped and primed for performance at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI).
Over the course of several sessions between January and March, attendees will be given access to various stages in the process of making a contemporary actor, including:
"The Making of an Actor" serves as a prelude to the Asian Intercultural Conference: New Theatre(s) for A New World (23 – 25 November 2020), which will explore how artists and theatre-makers respond to urgent and growing realities of life, including populist nationalism, xenophobic exclusionism, failed globalism and environmental catastrophe.
"The Making of an Actor" will attempt to show the processes which cultivate the development of specific disciplines and practices that enable the controlled release of deep subjectivities onto the open, objective stage. That, in essence, is theatre.
Attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the programme.
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