Body, space and play

Acting with Joseph Alford

Fact Sheet

Director: Joseph Alford
Dates: March 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Schedule: 9 to 15h
Price: 450€ 
People: 20
Language: english
More information:

About the director

Joseph Alford is Artistic Director of Theatre O. He studied at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq and has a BA (Hons) in Drama and English from the University of East Anglia.  He is a theatre maker, director and movement director.

As Director

The Secret Agent – theatre O/Young Vic
The Man Jesus – Lyric Belfast/National Tour
Delirium, Astronaut, The Argument and 3 Dark Tales – theatre O/Barbican
The Bridge – Mimbre
Arsenic and Old Lace – Derby Playhouse

As Associate/Co-Director

The Way Back Home – English National Opera/Young Vic/Opera de Paris
Footfalls/Neither – Staatsoper Berlin
Le Vin Herbé – Staatsoper Berlin

As Movement Director

Oil – Almeida Theatre
Pelléas et Melisande, Alcina – Festival d’Aix en Provence
Blue/Orange, The Cherry Orchard, Happy Days, Blackta – The Young Vic
Lucia di Lammermoor, Clemency, How the Whale Became – Royal Opera House
Cleansed, Light shining in Buckinghamshire, Hansel & Gretel, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Beauty and the Beast, The Cat in the Hat – National Theatre
Hamlet – RSC
Playhouse – Orange Tree Theatre
The Trial of Ubu – Hampstead Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa – Theatre Clwyd
Idomeneo – English National Opera

As Assistant Director

Midsummer Night’s Dream – English Touring Opera

As Performer

Origins – Pentabus
Delirium, The Argument, 3 Dark Tales – theatre O/Barbican
How much is your Iron? – Young Vic

Body, space and play

Who it’s for: theatre makers, performers and directors who are tired of talking and want to start doing!

What it is: a practical workshop which focuses on the skills and techniques that theatre O use in devising theatre, an approach originally inspired by Jacques Lecoq, which has evolved to incorporate a wealth of other influences over the years.

We’ll look at the kind of processes we use to move from curiosity and imagination into action and play, and which develop improvisation into collaborative theatrical creation.