Weekend Lab: Split Britches

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Artistic Director of Split Britches Lois Weaver hosts a Weekend Lab which will offer an intimate insight into the performance making strategies of the legendary feminist theatre company.

For the past 38 years Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver have been developing strategies for radical independent performance making with their performance company, Split Britches. As Split Britches join us at the Barbican with their new performance, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO), Artistic Director Lois Weaver hosts a Weekend Lab which will offer an intimate insight into the performance making strategies of the legendary feminist theatre company.

£85

Includes a ticket to Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) on Sat 19 May

Bursary places are available for this Lab.

*Excludes 60p booking fee

What to expect

This practical two-day workshop is designed to give performers of all types - even non-performers - the tools to create their own solo performance from the ordinary details and extra-ordinary fantasies of our lives. In a relaxed yet structured environment, we will work with movement, impulse, autobiographical text, found text, song, dance, fantasy, popular culture and, most importantly, the desire to make the things we never thought we could make and to say the things we always wanted to say.

As part of the Lab, you will receive a ticket to the Saturday evening production of Unexploded Ordnances at the Barbican on 19 May 2018.

This Lab is suitable for students, emerging or mid-career actors, directors and theatre-makers, ages 18+.

Bursary places

A limited number of free bursary places are available if you are unable to attend this Lab due to your financial circumstances, and you are a resident in an east London borough**.

To apply for a bursary place, please email weekendlabs@barbican.org.uk, with the following information:

Please tell us what you would gain from participating in this Lab
Please give us an outline of your financial circumstances, clearly demonstrating why you would not be able to attend without a bursary place

** East London boroughs include: Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest

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