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Improving Troupe Artistry: using constructive feedback and Zoom recordings
March 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EST
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Is your Playback troupe rehearsing or performing online? If yes, you now have an unprecedented opportunity to grow as performers: with no extra effort, you can record your rehearsals and performances, review your enactments, and give feedback to each performer.
In this workshop, we will first reflect and share about our own troupes’ practices of giving artistic coaching to individual performers. What is difficult? What are constructive ways to give honest, kind, specific, useful critical feedback? When is it useful to re-do an enactment? Then we’ll do a little Playback, see what we can learn from watching the recording of it, and think about ways we could integrate learning from recordings into our own troupe’s practices.
I have been performing and teaching Playback Theatre for 20 years with True Story Theater (Boston), in the roles of actor, musician, conductor, and organizer. To be honest, for much of that time, I have both craved getting more feedback as a performer–and avoided it. I’m aiming to change that now! I welcome advance input for the workshop: contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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