Pinter – Play and Politics
“Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task.” Harold Pinter
Have you a fascination with the plays of Harold Pinter or would you like to get to know his work better?
Are you an actor that loves immersing yourself in excellent writing?
Does the realisation of subtext fascinate you as a performer?
Then this is unequivocally the course for you…
This practical acting course will delve deep into the work of Pinter – a writing career that spanned 50 years and produced a huge range of some of the best work of British theatre. It’s perfect for actors who want a hands-on exploration of his plays and for directors who would like an opportunity to develop their knowledge of how to stage top quality writing.
During the week you will
- Have hands on experience of staging scenes from Pinter’s plays
- Explore a range of Pinter’s work and their inherent themes and conventions
- Discover how to create truth and integrity on stage through what is said and unsaid
This course is for actors (although directors are very welcome as long as they are prepared to get on their feet and have a go) with some experience of working with text and it’s staging.
Tutor - Josh Roche
What the students say…
“Actually, I loved it all and our tutor was (as is usually the case at Summer School) absolutely brilliant.”
Tutor: Josh Roche
Josh Roche is the winner of the JMK Award 2017, directing My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic Theatre. He has directed events for Shakespeare’s Globe and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He was an associate director for Nabokov in the UK and Off-Broadway, and is an Educational Associate Practitioner with the RSC. From 2011 - 2016 Josh was the Artistic Director of Fat Git Theatre and is currently Associate Director with Poleroid Theatre. His work with Fat Git Theatre included new work from writers such as George Saunders, Howard Brenton, Joe White and Laura Jacqmin, produced at Soho Theatre, Theatre 503, The New Diorama, Warwick Arts Centre and across the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Josh is the previous Writer’s Centre Associate at the Soho Theatre and an Associate Reader for Shakespeare’s Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions. Josh has worked as an assistant director with John Dove, Gregory Doran, Polly Findlay, Maria Aberg, Joe Murphy and Steve Marmion.