a Kalamata Drama International Summer School 2020 Theatre Laboratory, 17 August - 5 September 2020
Shakespeare Lab – a one-off programme for the actor-in-training and the young performer, will be led by theatre director Andrew Visnevski, whose work on embracing the technique required to act Shakespeare and on embodying the language of Shakespeare with actors and students internationally spans four decades. The work will include a daily physical preparation, vocal work, study of character and relationships through the text, as well as comprehensive insight into structure of the drama and its context, with constant practice on the stage and feedback. The whole culminating in performance of selected parts of the play in a Lab setting.
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Kalamata Drama International Summer School (KaDISS)
A new international theatre project opens next summer in Kalamata, with distinguished teachers of international reputation and open to students from all over the world!
The Kalamata Drama International Summer School (KaDISS) is a new, intensive 3-week actiing course, taught in English, to be held annually at a designated venue in the city of Kalamata, Greece. Classes will be held Monday-Friday 09:00 to 16:00 and Saturdays 9.00 – 13.00.
Course Leader is the British director Andrew Visnevski, until 2017 Head of MA Courses at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) London and currently Associate Teacher at the newly established Directing School of the Greek National Theatre.
UTE DECENTRALIZED ACADEMY (Union des Théâtres de l'Europe)
Masterclass with Andrew Visnevski
National Theatre of Greece | Athens, Greece
Hosted at the National Theatre’s School of Directing
8 – 20 November 2018
This masterclass took place at the National Theatre of Greece’s School of Directing.
Young directing students from across our member theatres were selected to participate and they were joined by two Greek students. The student participants had the opportunity to learn under the guidance of theatre director Andrew Visnevski. Focusing on Shakespearean texts, the student directors were able to learn not only from the master, but also from one another.
This masterclass is part of the UTE Decentralized Academy, launched in 2012, that enables young theatre makers from different cultural and artistic backgrounds to meet and learn from leading figures of international theatre. Favouring intercultural dialogue, these masterclasses contribute to the links between artists from Europe and beyond, while enabling the exchange of knowledge and skills.
Participants: Anna Khlyostkina, Tomáš Loužný, Andrea Lucchetta, Yolande Markopoulou, Botond Nagy, Vera Nikolaeva, Ioannis Panagopoulos, Luigi Siracusa.
Photos by: Elina Giounanli
Kafka's THE TRIAL
Directed by Drigan Lee
from April 19 to May 6, 2018
Kafka’s THE TRIAL is an unusual crime drama—one in which a man is arrested by an unidentified authority for an unnamed crime. Josef K is constantly harassed, persecuted, and punished. He tries to make sense of his circumstances but finds no assurances, no relief. His appeals to authority are continually squashed. He is forced not only to find his way out of a cruel labyrinth that offers no clues for escape but also to assess his responsibility for what unfolds.
Join Sextant Productions for the staging of this strange, comic and poignant tale of one man’s absurd quest to be given the rights of a citizen and afforded the dignity of a human being. Our prize-winning adaptation by Andrew Visnevski of Kafka’s unforgettable novel will open this spring on the Cherry Lane Studio Stage. Directed by Drigan Lee, Kafka’s THE TRIAL runs from April 19 to May 6, 2018.
Read more and book tickets at Sextant Productions.