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Jubilo Foundation’s theatre workshop

with Diego Pileggi, assisted by members of the project Unlocking

When: Thu–Sun 17–20 October 2019
Where: Na Grobli Studio, the Grotowski Institute
Kleczkowska Theatre, Penitentiary Wrocław 1

Application closing date: 10 October
Languages: English with possible interpretation into Polish

I am. Here. I stand. Now. I’m speaking. To you.

This workshop is the fourth session of Jubilo Foundation’s workshop series. In this work session, the company will build a thematic, physical and creative bridge with Unlocking, a project that Jubilo has been developing since 2015 in collaboration with Penitentiary Wrocław 1 and the Grotowski Institute. The work session will be held partly in the Kleczkowska Theatre (Penitentiary 1, Wrocław) and partly in Na Grobli Studio (the Grotowski Institute).

For the first two days, the work sessions will be led by the actors and Diego Pileggi in the theatre space the company created within prison walls (Kleczkowska Theatre). Jubilo will share with the participants exercises and training elements used by them during the development of their theatre work and artistic practice.

Starting from ensemble techniques and relation, the work will shift to more direct questions connected to the composition of physical etudes and physical scores. The important aspect of this work session is that the participants will have the possibility of relating directly to Jubilo’s methodology, translated, owned and re-interpreted by its first recipients, the actors of the project Unlocking. In the sessions outside of the Penitentiary, specific focus will be given to the direct application and analysis of the company’s methodology in order to understand, in a deeper way, its application in accordance to different reference environments (i.e. prison, theatre workshop, phase of development of artistic materials, etc…)

The participants will be, in this way, softly accompanied in a process of personal exploration, questioning the role of theatre artists within our society as well as deepening, in a wider aspect, Jubilo’s applied work in a social environment.

During the workshop, participants will also have the opportunity to attend a work demonstration on Thursday, 17 October 2019, 15:30–17:00, watch film footage and discuss, with the workshop leader, their methodologies and the application of theatre and performance techniques within social environments, and specifically within the penitentiary system. In this way, participants will be able to deepen their knowledge of Jubilo’s work, learn and develop elements of technique, as well as question themselves creatively.

Technical elements developed in the workshop:

  • group dynamics/ensemble work
  • action/reaction
  • physical and spatial awareness
  • trust exercises
  • listening and relation
  • rhythm and relation
  • partnership exercises
  • composition and devising of physical etude
  • from text to physical score
  • application and observation of Jubilo’s methodology

The workshop is open to actors, performers, singers as well as theatre teachers, directors and educators. Each participant will be asked to prepare two extracts of text (self-written, theatrical, or from other sources) connected to the topics I Am and The Other.

Daily schedule

Thu 17 October 2019
8:30 meeting at Penitentiary Wrocław 1, ul. Kleczkowska 35
9:00–12:00 Kleczkowska Theatre, work session led by members of the project Unlocking
12:00–15:30 break
15:30–17:00 Na Grobli Studio, the Grotowski Institute, work demonstration (Unlocking) and open discussion

Fri 18 October 2019
8:30 meeting at Penitentiary Wrocław 1, ul. Kleczkowska 35
9:00–13.00 Kleczkowska Theatre, work session led by Diego Pileggi and members of the projectUnlocking
13.00–16:00 break
16:00–19:00 Na Grobli Studio, the Grotowski Institute, work session

Sat–Sun 19–20 October
Na Grobli Studio, the Grotowski Institute
11:00–14:00 work session
14:00–15:30 lunch
15:30–18:30 work session

Fee: 450 PLN

Completed application forms for the fourth workshop I Am: Community should be emailed to office@jubiloproject.com (tel. + 48 535 739 698) by 10 October 2019. Due to the fact that part of the workshop will be developed within the spaces of Penitentiary n. 1 of Wrocław, participants will be required to email their identity data (name, surname, ID card/passport number) when subscribing to the workshop and carry their documents with them in order to access the prison facilities. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited.