Theatre director, actor and teacher Catherine Alexander will speak at the 2017 School of Sound, being held in London from 19 – 22 April.
Catherine presents Sound, Acting and Theatre Making: Using sound as part of actor training, text analysis and theatre devising processes.
“In theatre we can become over reliant on visual elements storytelling and spoken text. I have been exploring how to use sound with actors to discover and communicate dramatic, literal, dynamic and emotional spaces as part of an embodied ‘felt’ experience.”
Catherine studied Drama at Manchester University and trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Catherine is Artistic Director of Quiconque and Associate Director for Complicite (including The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number and The Elephant Vanishes) with whom she has collaborated for over twenty years. Directing includes The Gypsy Bible, Opera North, Touching Space, Complicite / Royal Academy of Art and The Boy from Centreville, Pleasance. Other work includes Wild Oats, Bristol Old Vic and Coram Boy, National Theatre. Catherine won the Young Vic / Jerwood Prize in 2006 for a five week process exploring sound design in relation to Ionesco’s Amedee. In 2011, she won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. She currently runs BA (Hons.) Acting CDT at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.