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Voice for Change: An Actor's Role

  • Equity, Guild House, Upper St Martin's Ln London WC2H 9EG (map)

“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.”

Margaret Atwood

DATE: Tuesday 5th March

TIME: 10am - 1pm

First and foremost an actor is a voice. A voice which entertains, moves and challenges the audiences it meets. An actor’s voice inspires action. In society, actors are torchbearers, icons, mirrors, anchors, radicals. We are at the root of the change we want to see.

Or we should be.

So why is it that we actors can often feel so powerless? And what is at the root of this powerlessness? In an age which more and more considers art a luxury, less a necessity, we actors have to fight for our rights. And it isn’t always easy!

Amy Gwilliam, theatre-maker, facilitator and activist, believes that together, we can strengthen our voices. We can imagine and creatively map the industry we want to work in, and the world we want to live in. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to do so.

Participants will develop skills in taking and holding space, in articulating and standing up for what they believe in, and in voicing the change they want to see – in themselves and in society.

“a transformational workshop”(anon)

“The most revealing, but at the same time sensitive week. I know myself better and hope I can transfer that to other projects.” (Christina)

“A heart full of compassion. People have the power. Thank you Amy.” (Jess)

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