8th March to 10th March 2019


Drama, the Universal Language

The course will cover different elements of drama including non-verbal communication such as mime and soundscapes as well as use of tone and body language.  It is intended for all levels from participants with little or no experience through to experienced practitioners and performers wishing to take time out to replenish their practice.  The course will culminate in an artistic ‘sharing’ performance based on material created throughout the weekends activities.
Mikyla’s Philosophy –
Drama is a wonderful way to connect with other people, in an open and creative environment.  It can be invaluable for developing confidence, communication and public speaking.  It is a great way to share news skills, sometimes skills we don’t know we possess or to rediscover old ones.  It can also help to build a true sense of belonging, or as a form of expression or simply just to have fun, getting back to ‘playing’ which we often ‘unlearn’ as we leave our childhood behind.

*Please Note, The cost of each weekend course is £250, this includes, the course fees, food, accomodation and light refreshments. The workshops will only take place if a minimum of 10 people register per course.  


*Although each of the courses has their own itineray and dates, we have created a general itinerary common to all this includes 3pm to 5pm on day of arrival, warm welcome, by course co-ordiantor and hosts, and intro and Q & A with course tutor. Please do not hesitate in contacting us for more details.


FRIDAY Introduction – Games / Expectations / Skill Sharing

Warm Ups – physical, vocal and creative

Sound Bath work with vocals/sounds

Physicality on stage and meanings non-verbal


Using stimulus from environment and some elements principles of world theatre i.e. kabuki / Commedia explore story telling and how we use language in theatre


Devise and Develop

Utilising stories and elements from morning sessions devise and develop performance/sharing pieces consisting of group work, duologues and/or monologues

Create a Narrative Collage

Facilitated by Drama Practitioner this will form the structure of the ‘Sharing Performance’



Warm ups

Rehearse and Run Throughs, Prepare for performance

‘Perform Sharing’


Feedback and Evaluation Session

THE TUTOR- Mikyla Durkan

Mikyla Durkan has worked as a theatre practitioner director, actor and producer, both in the UK and abroad, over the previous 11 years. She specialises in devising.   She received a 1st class degree from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2005.   She has recently studied with Dario Fo in Italy, exploring elements of theatre and performance alongside several other practitioners including Mario Pirvano and Jacopo Fo.

She has produced over 100 shows at varied venues in England and Italy including extensive directorial work, design; costume, set, marketing FX design and operation, stage management and devising.

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