Holly Stoppit
Holly Stoppit at The Wardrobe Theatre by Alex Tabrizi

Voice Play
For Physical Performers

Are you a physical performer? Do you feel blocked around using your voice on stage? Are you interested in exploring what stops you using your voice? Do you want to learn playful body-based approaches to releasing your voice? Then this is the workshop for you!

This new two-day in-person workshop from Holly Stoppit is designed for circus performers, dancers and clowns who want to build confidence and learn techniques to bring their voices out to play.

Holly will hold a safe and exploratory space where a small group of physical performers can take risks to generate sounds and words from body-based play, for use in devising and improvisation.

Holly Stoppit is a performance skills teacher, facilitator and dramatherapist specialising in playful, interactive, autobiographical performance. For this workshop, she will dip into her massive performer-training toolkit and pull out exercises from a variety of sources including Natural Voice, Action Theatre, clown devising, improvisation, stand-up comedy, Archetypal Play, mindfulness meditation and guided reflection. More about Holly here.

This workshop is partly funded by Arts Council England, as part of Michelle Savage’s Developing Your Creative Practice project.  

Covid Policy

This workshop is designed with covid safety in mind, all activities will be offered at distance in a well-ventilated space. In order to make it as safe as possible, we will ask you to agree to the following on the application form:

  • Please do a lat flow test on both days of the workshop

  • Please bring a mask - we may use them when doing breath work to minimise the risk.

  • Wash your hands often - we’ll provide hand sanitizer in the space

  • As the space will be well ventilated, you will need to bring layers to keep warm

  • Please do not attend if you have covid symptoms or a positive lateral flow or PCR test 

  • In signing up to the two day course, you will need to agree to have your details shared with NHS track and trace in the event of a covid outbreak.

  • If you have a positive covid test within 14 days of coming to our workshop, please let us know, so we can let all the other group members and the NHS know.

  • Even with all these preventative restrictions in place, we cannot guarantee a covid-free environment. Your health is ultimately your responsibility.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you need to cancel your place before the course begins, full refunds can only be given up until two weeks before the course starts

  • Should you need to cancel your place after this date, 50% of your payment will be retained, unless your place can be suitably filled

  • For drop-outs within 72 hours (3 days) of the start of the course, your full fee will be retained.

  • In the event of you needing to self isolate because of suspected or actual covid, you will be able to get your money back.

  • In the event of another national or local lockdown, this course will be moved to new dates.

  • If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, then we will offer a refund.

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