Holly Stoppit
Paul Blakemore
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6 week fooling performance course

This course is for fools who have completed Holly Stoppit's 5-day Assembling Your Inner Cast course, or have done her 5-day Fools course and are able to attend a fast-track Assembling Your Inner Cast (AYIC) weekend on 3 & 4 November (scroll down to the bottom for more info on this).

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018

The course starts on Tuesday November 6th and consists of 5 Tuesday evening practice / play sessions, 2 shows at the Bristol Improv Theatre, and a guided reflection session after the show.

* Practice sessions
5 x Tuesday evenings, starting November 6. 
These sessions will take the form of:
- a short sitting meditation
- a short check in
- a physical and vocal warm up
- a deep exploration of one component of fooling per session (eg we might look at physicality, voice, dialoguing, structure, commentation line practice etc)
- a chance to play short solos for little audiences and receive feedback 

* Show day
We've hired the theatre at the Bristol Improv Theatre, Clifton on Saturday 8 December, with the intention of performing 2 shows – a matinee and an evening performance, with a break in between. Two shows will ensure everyone gets a decent amount of playing time. You'll need to be there from lunch-time and stay for the whole day, in order to warm up pre-show and support your fellow fools in their performances.

* Reflection Session
December 11 (the Tuesday after our performance), 7-9.30pm. 
You'll be led through a guided reflection to discover and share what you learned through performing to a “real” audience.

* Your commitment
Both you and the group will benefit from your commitment to this course. As with all Holly's courses, you're welcome to turn up however you are and participate in whatever way feels nourishing for you, but setting out with an intention to make all the sessions will support our group journey.

* Cost
We've kept the cost to you down by including ticket sales for the shows in our budget. 

** We will be asking you to support us by spreading the word about the shows through flyering, social media shouting and inviting your friends. If everyone does a little bit, there's not that much to do. We'll let you know how/when/what/why during the course. **

Fooling to Performance 6-week course: £150 full waged / £120 concessions

* Dates and times

Practice / reflection sessions - 6 x Tuesday evenings:
Nov 6, 13, 20 & 27, December 4 & 11
Bristol Subud Hall, 29 Wesley Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2XP (top of Blackboy Hill, near the Downs)

Show day - Saturday 8 December
Lunchtime – late
Bristol Improv Theatre, 50 St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP

This course has an application process to make sure we’ve got a good mix of bods in the room (taking gender, age, performance experience etc into consideration). Find application below.


* AYIC fast -track weekend
For those who have done a 5-day fools course but have not yet completed the Assembling Your Inner Cast 5-day course, this will be an intensive weekend to get you up to speed to join the group on the 6-week practice sessions (use the same form to apply)
Dates: 3 & 4 November, 10am-6pm
Cost: £150 waged / £120 unwaged / contact us for lower price if necessary.

BOOK A PLACE ON 6 week fooling performance course


06 November 2018 - 11 December 2018

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