Commedia dell’Arte training intensive with Rosa Campagnaro 

A super fun, energetic and practical intensive. This workshop focuses on the core of theatre: play, ensemble and connection to your audience. Participants will explore lazzi (gags, slapstick and improvisation), commedia stock characters and the actor’s process for working with traditional leather masks. Everything in this workshop is relevant for all areas of your Drama curriculum; it will inspire your classroom practice and lesson plans! Techniques and skills acquired will be transferable to VCE Ensemble and Solo Performance. This workshop challenges participants to use movement, gesture, masks and archetypes to tell stories and will culminate in a performance evening of work created by participants. 

Rosa is the Director and founder of Make A Scene. She has studied commedia with Venezia InScena in Italy, as well as Bouffon with Giovanni Fusetti and Jacques Lecoq technique with Norman Taylor. She has a teaching degree from Deakin University and has taught senior Drama. Her shows tour nationally and have been on the VCE Playlist: ‘Pinocchio’ (2019) and ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ (2016). Rosa also proudly served on the 2018 Drama Victoria Committee of Management.

Dates: Monday 6th – Thursday 9th April 2020 *

Times: 9.30am – 5.30pm (plus 7.00pm performance on the Thursday)

Venue: Eolian Hall, 836 Lygon St, Carlton VIC

Your investment:
Early bird price: $650.00 inc GST (full payment by Monday 2nd March)
Full price: $770.00 inc GST

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“Rosa Campagnaro’s credentials as a physical theatre practitioner and expert in Commedia dell’ Arte are impressive and the Australian theatre scene is reaping the benefits of her fantastic artistry.” 

Patricia di Risio (Stage Whispers)

“Great mix of history and performance experiences – she demystified the art form!”

Drama Victoria Conference Delegate

“Your ability to engage our ensemble from the very beginning of the workshop is a testament to not only your expertise in commedia but also your manner with students. We cannot thank you enough for an authentic commedia experience.”

Marcus Pinnel (Artistic Director, Adamson Theatre Company, Wesley College)