I run sessions and courses for all sorts of people from beginners to professionals, for fun and for a specific project. I’ll work with you if you’re aged anywhere between 3 and 300. And I like a new challenge.
Contact me and we’ll come up with something that’ll be new and exciting and tailored to fit.
Here are a few of the workshops that I’ve run over and over again, and are always winners, to start the ball rolling.
Play is the source of immense imaginative energy and draws out magnetic performances. This workshop is about playing, and re-learning how to play, creatively and freely. It’s about not editing your ideas before you’ve tried them, being free to flop, not being scared to be stupid.
THE LAUGHTER WORKSHOPS
Find out that you are funny. Experience the buzz of making other people laugh. Laugh at them being funny. Games and exercises to find your inner clown. Always tailored around the people in the workshop, this session will boost your confidence, expand your imagination and slap a great big smile on your face. Perfect for comedy first-timers. Great for everyone.
IMPROVISED SHOWS – TO BOLDLY GO
Get on stage with nothing but your wits. Frightened? Don’t be. With a few golden rules you can make hilarious, moving, profound, unrepeatable, unforgettable theatre. Also helpful for building ensembles, developing scripts and freeing up performers.
7 LEVELS OF TENSION
The levels of tension are a direct path to bringing your characters’ relationships to life; a simple and truthful method for developing your role. More fun than you’d expect to get from your muscles…
10 DEGREES OF STATUS
Enter the shifting world of power play and pecking orders. This creates wonderfully funny situations and people, and also natural dramatic scenes.
MASTER AND SERVANT
At the heart of many of our favourite acts lies this fundamental relationship; the master and the servant. This workshop concentrates on the playing of this profound and hilarious symbiotic duo.
Unlock the characters you play and let them run free! A series of games and exercises that’ll make the world your oyster.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE US? STAGING WORKSHOP
Find out how different staging configurations transform the play. Traverse, in the round, three-sided, promenade… the choice is yours. How will you relate to your audience? Sounds complicated and technical, but is actually a revelation, lots of fun and a real eye-opener about how we are changed by being around other people. Great for children, young people and adults. You get to boss a lot of people around!
MY DOG’S GOT NO NOSE …WRITING COMEDY
Get to the heart of creating comic characters and situations. Games and exercises exploring the rules that govern our laughter. A workshop for writers and performers. Breaking the rules is, of course, obligatory.
How to reach the back of the auditorium without shouting, or losing your voice on the opening night. A session to help you control your voice. This will introduce how it all works, and explore how to develop a strong, supported, expressive voice. A physical workshop that should leave you feeling thoroughly vibrated. Prepare to become a human orchestra.
Workshops are for all levels of experience and are tailored to suit your group.
To talk about booking Alys to run your workshop,
please use the form on the contacts page