Styles: Absurdism, classical, comedy, commedia’dell’arte, epic, forum theatre, melodrama, naturalism, symbolism, theatre of cruelty, verbatim, devised, musical theatre, physical theatre.
Creative intentions: Theme, issue, stimulus, style/genre, contextual influences, collaboration with other practitioners, influences with other practitioners.
Purpose: Educate, inform, entertain, provoke, challenge, raise awareness, celebrate.
Roles: Actor, singer, director, writer, designer.
Responsibilities: Rehearsing, performing, devising, choreographing, directing, writing, refining work, self-managing and managing others.
- Physical: Actions/gesture, characterisation, expression, focus, control, mannerism, movement memory, spatial awareness, posture, pace, relaxation
- Vocal: Clarity, articulation, projection, breath control, remembering lines, pitch, characterisation, pause, pace, tone, expression –
- Performance/interpretive: Use of props/set/costume/make up, use of space, facial expression, stage presence, energy, awareness of the space and audience, interaction with other performers, interpreting and developing a character, communicating a style or genre, communicating themes, learning blocking, stage directions, dialogue, managing, directing, communication, creative writing, organisation.
Practitioners: Stansislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Boal, Frantic Assembly, National Theatre, Mark Wheeller, Redcape Theatre Company, Dennis Kelly, Willy Russell, John Godber, Splendid.