“Play is the highest form of research.”- Albert Eienstein
I hesitate to call my workshops, workshops, because, they are, essentially “playshops.” The word “work” suggests restriction, labour, unpleasantness and a sense of “have to”- but I believe my classes inspire the participants through freedom, flow and creativity.
Here’s how “grown up” participants play in my classes:
1. They are able to make their own choices
2. They are able to be creative
3. They are able to exercise their curiosity
4. They are safe and supported while taking risks
5. They connect with others in a meaningful way
Play is not just for children. Simon Cowell climbs a tree everyday. A strange ritual, perhaps, but it connects him with nature, strength and a sense of play.
“Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.”- Jean Piaget
In our classes, students “try things out”. The atmosphere is so relaxed and supportive that there are no mistakes and when something wonderful happens, it is amazing.
“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age.”- Aldous Huxley
Age is no barrier in these classes. So far, our oldest student has been in his eighties and his youthful spirit inspired all of us. Connect with the playful side of yourself and remember how fun it can be to think with the limitless vision of a child.
“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s amazing how quickly the “grown ups” reconnect with the part in themselves that likes to play, a part that has likely been stifled, left behind or forgotten. When you see a glint in the eye of a student who is having so much fun and connecting with their highest and truest nature, it is a beautiful thing.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation.”- Plato
Imagine how much you can discover in each three hour “play-shop”. You learn about yourself, you learn about others.
“Life must be lived as play.” Plato
In our classes, we are switched on, centred, positive and completely in the moment. You leave your troubles and worries outside- roll up your sleeves and start playing.
Classes begin next week- so contact me immediately to reserve a space in the beginners class “Acting Fundamentals” (Thursday nights 6pm at Tantrum) or “Imago Actors Studio” (Saturday Mornings 9am at Tantrum)