Workshops

Due to the extraordinary circumstances that we are in at the moment, we have decided to postpone what were supposed to be the summer workshops to the fall or winter.

 

The safety and health of all our players come first. Instead, we ask everyone to e-mail us if you’re interested in a certain workshop (or want to join us next season). You will then hear from us as soon as we have a specific date. We are very much looking forward to some amazing, challenging, and fun workshops!

 

The main goal of Park Avenue Theater is to raise every actor to a higher level. Therefore all workshops have a maximum amount of participants to make sure no one gets overlooked. 

Organised Workshops

We offer organized Shakespeare and Theater workshops for all people on every level. Interested? Join our mailing-list via the link below.

Want to Join?

You'll find our selection of workshops below. If you feel like joining one of the workshops, e-mail us via the link below. Specify which workshop you're interested in and we will get back to you with more details!

What We Offer

In The Moment Acting

Date:

TBA

Acting is action and reaction, but we usually get stuck doing our own things in our own little ‘bubble’. We’re going to explore the ‘magic of the moment’. We’re going to listen as if we’ve never heard the lines before and speak as if the ideas just popped into heads. To act in the moment is searching for the connection between you, your fellow actor and the audience. 

Storytelling

Date:

TBA

The origin of theater as we know it is storytelling. Forget the gigantic sets and light effects, you don't need it. Also, all 'interesting voice acting' is banned. Instead we use our imagination to make a whole new world come to life. You can use all the wonderful aspect of your voice to enhance the story and learn how to broaden the use of your voice while staying connected to your words. We will work on connecting with the audience and your fellow actor, how you can create a communal experience with everyone in the space and how the words can come to life in a new way. The craft of storytelling can always be used in every aspect of acting, since the story is always the heart of everything we create.

Freedom in Speech

Date:

TBA

How do we keep the freshness and freedom of our lines when we’ve gone over it a hundred times? How do you find ‘the spark’? Actors have way more freedom than they think they do. Mark Rylance is a perfect example of this. When he played Richard III, he has 100 personalities going through his performance, he wasn’t bound to ‘this is the way this character is’ Characters are people, we know how many sides there are to us, so why wouldn’t our characters have as many sides as that? 

Intro to Shakespeare and Park Avenue Theater

Date:

TBA

Something we’ve heard many actors and people say about Shakespeare is: “it’s so poetic, you never know what they want to say or what’s going on!” But the words are actually very real. His characters are honest and the contact with the audience is always there. This makes for awesome material to work with and to watch! In this workshops you’ll get to dip your toes in the water and hopefully by the end of it, you’ll love it as much as we do.

Shakespeare Intensive

Date:

TBA

In this workshop, we will be working on a monologue (own choice) and a dialogue. This workshop is with a maximum of 6 players to really dive into the material. We will be working with imagery, finding the character and the action in the words. We'll also focus on letting your character achieve his or her goals and taking in your fellow actor and the audience. Previous experience with Shakespeare and verse work is required. 

Open Rehearsal

Date:

TBA

Before the new season we open our doors to give you a taste of our rehearsal process. This is one rehearsal for new players who are interested in joining the next season of Park Avenue Theater, or for those that want to try out some Shakespeare acting. Some members of Park Avenue theater will be there to get acquainted with and help going through the exercises.

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   Amsterdam based international theater group

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