We are accepting requests for Patti’s 2018 touring schedule.
Tour 1 – Europe (March) – FULL Tour 2 – Europe (May – July) September – October (North America) October – November (UAE & Europe)
Requests for 2019 and 2020 are also being accepted.
Just send an Email if you’d like to chat. Thank you.
Due to multiple timezones, all below dates and times listed are that of the host city
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm
Nautical adventures will focus on the great legends and lore from the sea. Maritime stories of heroism, tales of great deeds, quirky superstitions, fantastic creatures, the human relationship to the sea and sea voyages, and the psychological struggles of the individual in the hostile environment of the sea. Enter the world of adventure, omens, haunted islands and accursed ships, Davy Jones’s locker, mermaids, sirens, Neptune & Poseidon and other Greek & Roman mythology. The stories will be brought to life through improvised storytelling and improvised set creation (snogging). About, about, in reel and rout The death-fires danced at night; The water, like a witch’s oils, Burnt green, and blue and white. The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE) Pre-requisites: Students need to have completed Spontaneity and Narrative Technique or have equivalent improvisation and performance skills. Please contact Kate to discuss.
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
« Many of the genres we perform have characters that were created to reflect society of the time. Even if the author set the story in a different time, the actions or behaviours of the characters represented the social sensibility of the reader. These acceptable social rules were heavily categorised into male and female behaviour. Today’s world is different. Our social dynamics and ‘rules’ of engagement encompass more freedom then rules of the past yet our storytelling is still shackled to historical roles. For example, if we continue to categorise behaviour by gender, in reflection of today’s world, are we not perpetuating a form of sexism? Do the actions need to be linked to the gender for the story to be told? Do the stories remain genre ‘true’ regardless of ‘gender’ casting? By questioning, challenging and exploring the purpose of the character in the story and removing the gender assumptions we break open new levels of impro play and possibilities. The effects on the audience are really quite interesting. »
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
« We live in a complex, complicated and extraordinary world. Humans are capable of the most amazing heroic and horrific actions. What one person may see as rational and necessary another sees as an act of prejudice or violence. Our values, views, morality and beliefs colour our interpretation. Improvisational theatre can provoke the audience to question their own beliefs by shining a light on stories from a different point of view. Where the unimaginable becomes understandable and the wrong may seem right.Improvisers are often afraid to engage in the stories that reflect life around us. This workshop challenges participants to play scenes based on the dark and light of humanity. Please note: this workshop uses subject material and language that may be confronting and difficult for some people. »
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