Physical Acting Workshop
Saturday, June 2, 2018
West End Studio Theatre, Portsmouth NH
9:30 am to 12:30 pm - Group Workshop
1:30-5:30 pm - Private Coaching Opportunities
Have you ever found yourself in a scene and your physicality feels like it's lacking something? Have you ever caught yourself saying, “what should I do with my hands?” 95% of all communication is non-verbal. What is your body saying to the audience? Through corporeal mime, silent clowning and other physical theatre techniques, you’ll realize the full potential of your body to communicate and create a dynamic physical character. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have solid tools to get you out of a physicality rut. Movement clothing is required. Open to all levels.
Bring a character, a monologue or just an idea! We’ll workshop it and discover how your body can take your work to a higher level.
C. Robin Marcotte is an Assistant Professor of Theater at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University. He trained at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California. After completing the school's professional training program, Marcotte was invited to Philadelphia to perform in Mum Puppettheatre's production of Equus
. He appeared in several Mum Puppettheatre productions, including Séance
, Swan Lake
, A Christmas Carol
, and the award-winning From the Ashes
. For the latter production, he toured with the company to the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland.
Marcotte was a founding member and served as Executive Director/Co-Artistic Director of Hotel Obligado Physical Theatre in Philadelphia. He created and performed five original works with Hotel Obligado, one of which is his solo play, Dottie
, which concerns a woman's battle with dementia. Marcotte won a grant from the Smart Family Foundation to remount Dottie
in 2015 at Plymouth State University. In 2010 he served as the school director for the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts where he was commissioned to create and direct The Green Fairy Cabaret
for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Marcotte holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, with a focus in Theatre Creation, Theatrical Social Engagement and Theatre Pedagogy. He currently serves as the board president of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus – the nation’s first higher education circus program.