Object Theatre Workshop

Le Théâtre de la Pire Espèce (Quebec)

About the Course
Francis Monty and Olivier Ducas, joint co-artistic directors of the Théâtre de la Pire Espèce – Quebec’s leading object theatre company, invite participants of this 3-day workshop to learn about and to explore the different aspects of creating with objects: the various ways of manipulating them and the particular dramaturgy used for them. With a hands-on approach, the participants will work on short pieces that will be presented publicly on the last day of the workshop.

This 15-hour workshop is intended for professionals in the performing arts: actors, dancers, playwrights, puppeteers, storytellers, circus artists and all practitioners of the stage wishing to address the public through object theatre. It is also open to students of puppetry.

The participants will explore different ways of writing images using objects, figurines or material as the focal point of the narrative. Through a series of exercises, participants will acquire multiform writing tools and explore different creative processes. Time will be reserved for the creation of short forms. Students will then have the option of sharing their work with peers at Little Angel Theatre’s networking event in the evening.

About the Tutors
The Théâtre de la Pire Espèce is a pioneer of object theatre in Quebec, Canada and has been touring internationally since 1999. Its theatre combines raw materials with unbridled imagination and surgical precision. It explores and plays with stage conventions and the rules of dramatic narration, and seeks to establish a close complicity with the audience.


Date and time: Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019, 10.30am – 4.30pm (plus performance during Puppet Space, Thursday 28 February 7-10pm).

Cost: £195/£180 concessions (for three days)

Location: Studios

BOOK ONLINE or call our box office on 020 7226 1787

Please note we cannot reserve places on courses or classes, so book early to avoid disappointment. Follow this link for further information regarding concession eligibility. Concessions declaration form