Finding a Character in an Object  (Online)

With Oliver Smart

Tuesday 3 August, 6.30 – 8.30pm

About the course

This will be a short and sharp hands-on class, and requires that participants have preselected three objects which they wish to explore. 

In the class we will principally concentrate on four techniques; approach, breath, independence and finding focus.  

Participants will learn exercises through which they can further explore creating a lifelike and believable expressive character through an object. 

An object provides the performer with a different body through which to communicate character to the audience. 

We are surrounded by objects created with a singular utilitarian purpose in mind, adjusting the level to which this historic purpose plays within theatrical expression can unlock powerful and surreal characters. 

The act of completely freeing an object from the apparent reason for its very existence allows the practitioner to grow their perception away from preconceived notions and prejudice. 

Not to mention how much fun it is! 

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Download our Zoom Policy here.

About the tutor

Oliver is a specialist in the design, fabrication and performance of puppets.

He has worked with Disney, Channel 4, The National Theatre, Nickelodeon, ITV, Sony Entertainment Europe and Theatre Royal Bath.

Oliver is a specialist in puppetry education, he has taught design and performance through Little Angel Theatre’s Creative Learning Department for many years and has delivered education programmes at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The London College of Fashion, Rose Bruford College of Performing Arts, WAC Arts and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Oliver is Director of Folded Feather, a company innovating the expressive potential of objects through design and movement.

As an artist Oliver’s form and movement studies have been exhibited in galleries, locally and internationally.

Dates and times: Tuesday 3 August, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Cost: £27

Location: Online, via Zoom. Download our Zoom Policy here.


Or call the Box Office on 020 7226 1787 (Monday – Friday, 10am-1pm).

One place will be offered for free as a bursary. Please CLICK HERE for more information about how to apply.