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Take One! Young Adults Performance Lab with Janie Gibson

September 27, 2022 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm AEST

Janie Gibson Eryn Leggatt

Workshop | Free | Bookings essential
Ages 17 – 23 years

Young adults are invited to join theatre artist Janie Gibson for a lively workshop exploring character development and original performance. In this introductory workshop, Janie will lead participants through exercises in ensemble movement, clowning, physicality, and voice to impart new tools and enrich your performance practice.

About Janie Gibson:

Janie Gibson is an actor, theatre-maker, director and teaching artist based in Newcastle. She uses the ritual of theatre as a forum for human connection; a site to hold radical ideas, witness multivalent perspectives and offer counter-narratives to the confinements of the dominant culture. The stories we tell and are told forge our sense of self. They influence how we act and are acted upon. The narratives we live in can limit us or expand our sense of possibility. Stories are road maps. Stories can be medicine. Her theatre practice is born out of research and training in leading European ensemble theatre, contemporary performance and an ongoing exploration into the human voice. This search has taken her work around the globe in collaborations with Anu Almagro (Song of the Goat), Odra Ensemble (Song of the Goat, Poland), Ultimavez (BE), Shakespeare and Company (USA), Kristin Linklater (Orkney, Scotland) and nationally with New Annual Festival, Curious Legends, NEXT WAVE, Tantrum Youth Arts, PACT Theatre, Roslyn Oades, BYDS and UTP. As a teaching artist she leads workshops and classes in Linklater voice, ensemble theatre, Shakespeare and theatre-making. She works with actors, artists, professionals and young people to nurture their creative impulses and empower them to tell their stories. Most recently Janie has established Whale Chorus: a new professional theatre company in Newcastle.

About Sonic September:

We’re turning up the volume for a Sonic September at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, packed with programs for all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome to join us for live music, artist and curator talks, tutorials in sound-art, labs in theatre and performance, drawing workshops and drop-in art activities.

See what else is on: https://mrag.org.au/sonic-september-school-holiday-program/

Sonic September is proudly supported by NSW Government.

Take One is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund. The Audience Development Fund is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Image: Eryn Leggatt


September 27, 2022
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm AEST
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Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
MAITLAND, nsw 2320 Australia
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