The melodrama character workshop immerses students in dramatic theater, where storytelling emphasizes the battle between good and evil through a set of stock characters. These characters are rich in archetypal qualities, and their interactions drive the narrative of moral tales. Here’s what students will explore:
Throughout the workshop, students will engage in character development exercises, improvisations, and scene work that allow them to embrace these melodramatic stock characters fully. They will gain a deeper understanding of the archetypal qualities that define each character type and how to bring these characters to life on stage.
By the end of the workshop, students will have honed their acting skills, developed a nuanced understanding of melodramatic character types, and experienced the unique storytelling style of melodrama, where moral battles and archetypal characters take center stage.
Devised by: Clint Bolster
Directed by: Clint Bolster
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"It was as an absolute pleasure to have Clint work with our Year 7 and 8 students. I was in awe of how quickly he was able to connect with the students, make them laugh and most importantly, impart some really valuable skills. In one hour, there was a large improvement in their ability to work with masks as well as tweaking their general performing skills. It was clear to see that Clint loves his art and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and skills with others. We are looking forward to having Clint back in the room with us again; our students couldn’t get enough!"★★★★★
"Having never seen Clint in action before, I was interested to see the way in which he managed to ‘weave a web of engagement’ through the use of humour and laughter. The class was engaged and all the students, even the quieter ones, ‘found their voice’- it was great to see!"★★★★★