The Global Faculty Programme is a series of workshops for practising theatre-makers, actors, writers, directors and even filmmakers. The Faculty for these workshops comes from drama schools, companies and performance traditions across the world. Each month a Global facilitator will lead six sessions over video-conferencing for a group of about fifteen Indian participants seeking new perspectives, awareness and specific tools for further refining their performance and practice. Workshops will look not just at acting and performance-making, but also at design, lighting and technical aspects of theatre. This, we hope will not just open up the door for deepening skills and understanding, but give birth to cross-border collaborations that celebrate what brings us together instead of the <social> distance that keeps us apart.
Here are the details of the first workshop in this series:
Shakespeare in Practice with Vik Sivalingam
– Further your ability to access the language of Shakespeare
– Develop a deeper understanding of how to use rhythm and meter to inform your work
– Interrogate and reinforce methodology by working on material from chosen plays
– Explore and celebrate the adaptability of Shakespeare’s work to cultures across the world
– Explore the formation of an ensemble of players and create an online sharing of the work
Facilitator: Vik Sivalingam
Royal Shakespeare Company/ Warwick University (Postgraduate Award in Teaching Shakespeare) |
Arts Council/ Birkbeck, University of London (MFA in Theatre Directing)
Vik Sivalingam is a Theatre Director based in London. In the UK, Vik has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre, the Old Vic Theatre, Royal Court, and Tricycle Theatre. Internationally, he has directed performances in New York, Brazil and the Netherlands. Vik is currently a Senior Tutor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and is an Industry Advisory Panel member for Taylor’s University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Malaysia.
He has also directed in other UK and US Actor Training programmes including Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Syracuse University (for Shakespeare’s Globe), Brooklyn College, Temple University, Arts Educational Schools, East 15 Acting School and WacArts.
His directing credits include:
The Ice Cream Boys (World Premiere, Jermyn Street Theatre)
There of Here (London Premiere, Park Theatre)
Home (London Premiere, The Last Refuge)
The Drunken City (London Premiere, Tabard Theatre)
Half and Half- the Curry Musical (Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff)
The Bullet (Royal Shakespeare Company @ The Hampstead Theatre)
Invisible Man (Royal Shakespeare Company @ Park Avenue Armory, NY)
The Tempest (Rio Olympics)
Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre)
Radio Serenade (Medicine Show Theatre, NY)
Blue/ Orange (The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich)
To apply for this workshop, please fill in the following form.