Workshops and Teaching

I design and facilitate regular learning programmes; spanning from theatre workshops in acting, writing and devising to ongoing creative curriculums. 

Current

The Art of Acting & Performance Making

Weds 10th April - Weds 22nd May 7:30-9pm @ The Centre for Science and Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud, GL5 1BB

 A series of 7 workshops in performance and theatre making, which draws inspiration from the Chekhov technique. Including the art of acting, the architecture of performance and improvisation skills as tools in a creative process. The workshop series will also explore ensemble devising, directing and script work within a playful collaborative environment.

For anyone wanting to explore and enjoy the world of stories, character and a shared creative process through movement and imagination. 

10th April: Atmospheres

The general atmosphere, scoring the script, exploring archetypal atmospheres through movement

17th April: Living Images

Ensemble movement and contact with the individual and collective imagination, Qualities

24th April: Psychological Gestures

Characterisation, psycho physical acting, polarities, objectives

1st May: Imagination

Imaginary Centres, Imaginary Body, Images out of playfulness

8th May: Incorporation

Applying characterisation techniques to scene work and the ensemble

15th May: Feeling of the Whole

Fly over the play, Atmospheres, characterisation, Radiation

22nd May: Inspiration

Creative Individuality, divided consciousness, from  rehearsal to performance

Pay what you can: £55 / £65 / £75 whole training.

Or £8 / £10 per session. 

Booking at: jacobpwoods@gmail.com

Previous 

Creative curriculum design and teaching at the Inland Art Festival 

Co-organiser and facilitator of the Anti University Now Festival 

Story and Script Development workshops at Open School East, Arcola and Albany Theatres, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Facilitator for Erasmus+ Training Courses in Theatre and Storytelling

Programme Leader at The Challenge, a social action and community initiative for 16-18 years olds 

Therapeutic Education

I am a Drama Tutor at Ruskin Mill College, where I apply and combine theatre skills with therapeutic education. The role includes directing plays and festivals with the students, as well as developing group and personalised learning for young adults with special educational needs. 

Within this work I hold a Diploma in Education and Training and a certificate in The Pedagogical Potential of Craft.  

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