We offer workshops for artists, students and the general public.
Our workshops activate theatre, writing and collaborative play as sites for self-narrativising, to improve health and wellbeing.
For performers and writers
Accessing your archetypes
It’s easy for actors to get stuck playing a particular type. It’s easy for writers to have all of their characters sound a little too alike. For performers and writers, success depends on being able to speak convincingly in a wide range of voices. This can be a challenge, particularly when presented with a character who seems like your polar opposite. But none of us are just one thing – we constantly move between different roles and versions of ourselves as we navigate new situations and relationships. This is an unconscious habit, but it doesn’t have to be. When you become conscious of your own multiplicity, you can harness its power for your creative outputs. You can learn to approach any character with authenticity and a unique voice – the things that set you apart as an artist.
‘Accessing Your Archetypes’ is a full-day workshop for writers and performers, presented by Minola Theatre. Under the guidance of two experienced facilitators, you will participate in activities and discussions that improve your confidence with the characters that come naturally to you and with those that don’t. You will access and activate your inner hero, trickster, monster and mystic, and learn about the relationships between these and other archetypes. You will learn more about your diverse identities, and learn how to bring these to life on the page or stage.
This workshop can be adapted to suit school, community, and other groups. Chat to us to find out more.