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Suitable for performers
Finding The Action
Workshops to investigate what an “Action” is and how to use it.
Participants will either nominate texts to explore in the workshop/s or they will be given excerpts from well-known plays.
The aim is that prticipants will have an understanding of:
An Action within the framework of a whole play
An Action within a scene
An Action within a beat.
How to identify an Action.
Why use an Action
How Actions can be usefully applied to a text.
How Actions can be applied to silence on stage.
Facilitator: Nicolette Kay
New Shoes Theatre Artistic Director
Nicolette was taught the Stanislavski and American Method (Uta Hagen) techniques of acting by the founders of The Drama Centre, London (3 years).
Trained at The Drama Centre, London. She was Artistic Director and founder of Muzikansky which was based at The Forum (a rock band venue). Nicolette ran Muzikansky’s unscreen short film nights and workshops with disadvantaged girls, created a film festival and produced plays including the Time Out Critics’ Choice Mary Stuart, The Dreams of Clytemnestra and Mela, all by Dacia Maraini (BAC), The B3 Team (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), the world premiere of Seed (2004) and the London premiere of Love Child by Joanna Murray-Smith (2007) at the Finborough Theatre and Mud by Maria Irene Fornes (Etcetera Theatre).
She is a supply teacher at the Fordham University London Campus, teaching Audition Class.
She has recently contributed a Chapter to a book about Dacia Maraini’s work; Il Sogno Del Teatro. Cronaca Di Una Passione. Other writing includes the co-translation of Mary Stuart published and continuously performed in the English speaking world, the full-length Falling Out which won an Arts Council Award and a screenplay A Short Message which was filmed at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory.
As a professional actress, she played leads with many companies including Cambridge Theatre Company, Derby Playhouse, The Gate, The Women’s Theatre Group and Ophelia opposite Edward Fox’s Hamlet at The Young Vic. She founded New Shoes Theatre in 2009. She specialises in producing lesser known work written by women. Nicolette has given a talk for TEDxCoventGardenWomen called Hidden Stories, Hurried Steps.
“Nicolette Kay directs the often exhilarating proceedings. A production of character.” Guardian
"Nicolette Kay's production is sensitive and well paced" Sam Marlowe, The Times
"Two fine performances in Nicolette Kay's gripping but measured production." Fiona Mountford, Evening
"Two impeccable performances..... A fine production..." Timothy Ramsden, Reviewsgate
“The acting throughout is lovingly crafted” Time Out
“..excellent performances and some stunning moments of violence...” The Independent
“...the best event in the studio...” Wandsworth Times
"The last time I cried at the theatre was ten years ago at the National...that is till last night, when – on a tiny stage above a pub in Earl's Court – a line was delivered with such poignancy and tenderness my eyes flooded with tears... This production contrives somehow to get everything right." Music OmH