1st March to 3rd 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 week’s 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 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.


ONE Introductory Expectations: Skill Sharing Introduction to physical, vocal and creative *Warm ups *[These will then be done at every session]

Improvisation and stimulus from environment and some elements principles of world theatre i.e. kabuki / Commedia

TWO Sound Bath work with vocals/sounds – Story telling with sounds

Physicality on stage and meanings non-verbal

Story telling- exploring how we use language in theatre

THREE Introduction to Devising and Stage Craft

Working on Scenes; group/ duologues/ monologues using elements developed from previous sessions

FOUR Create a narrative/collage facilitated by Drama Practitioner

Run Through

FIVE Run Through; 

‘Sharing’ Performance

*  Feedback and Evaluation Session

SIX Run Through; Dress & Technical rehearsal

Prepare for Performance

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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