Othello Performance Workshop: Day 2

The Performance Nottingham based actor Christopher Macauley joined us to play the role of Iago. Chris, a graduate of 1623 theatre’s Trainee Actors Course, was able to bring a new energy to our explorations of Othello. During the Othello workshop we discussed Iago’s motivations, and the fact that racism drives much of his diabolical machinations! We …

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Othello Performance Workshop

Othello Workshop Our second development session working with Actor Oliver Wilson took place in December. Luckily we caught him during a break from a nationwide tour of Antigone. Working alongside Ben Spiller from 1623 Theatre Company based in Derby, we managed to rehearse and shoot some scenes featuring the character of Othello.  Ben is known …

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Othello Unbound 2014 – Its been a fantastic year!

Its been a fantastic year, so many workshops so little time! As the new year unfolds, we will continue our work with Cambian Oaks in Barnsley, Sheffield Hallam University, 1623 Theatre Company and Artist Jennifer Booth. In 2015 we look forward to creative collaborations  with Sheffield Foyer youth housing project, CAST in Doncaster, Grimm & …

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A Question of Iago at Univeristy of Derby

Students from The University of Derby’s Theatre in the Community module of an English Literature course, worked with theatre director Ben Spiller to explore the character Lago in Shakespeare’s Othello. As part of our continued collaborations with 1623 Theatre, Destinations Arts documented the workshop and gave students the chance to film a short sequence and …

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