In this 2-day workshop we will look at the thoughts that create our suffering as working actors, and at the thoughts that block us from connecting to our partners on stage and on screen. We will experience the joy and freedom always waiting for us on the other side of the concepts that can keep us fake, lonely, and separated from reality.
We will use The Work of Byron Katie to identify and question what our minds are telling us out of habit. This simple but profound process involves isolating one thought or belief at a time, asking 4 questions about it starting with "is it true?", and finally turning the thought around to experience its opposites. To discover these thoughts we will use simple exercises, including the repetition exercise as taught by my teacher Tom Radcliffe, who studied with Sanford Meisner.
This workshop is aimed at actors and performers of all experience levels. No prior experience is necessary. All you need is an open mind and a notebook to write in. We will create a space that is both fun and safe - you never have to expose yourself in ways you don't want to.
Shahaf Ifhar is an international actor, singer, composer and coach. He has performed on stage extensively in plays and musical theatre, including at Habima National Theatre, Jerusalem Theatre, Jaffa Theatre, and at the PIT Theatre Festival in Norway. He was recently seen in the film Concerned Citizen, and appears in September in London in the play Indecent. He has studied the Meisner Technique with Tom Radcliffe for 3 years. He has studied with Byron Katie and is a certified coach in her technique.
Basic level of English is required.
You can cancel your participation two weeks before the workshop after that period we will not return the money.
Centrum Rozwoju Artystycznego Marcin Zarzeczny
mBank 25 1140 2004 0000 3202 7799 5413 "BK workshop"
Masterclass with Shahaf Ifhar
certified teacher of Byron Katie's Technique
Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1
Registration till September 8/10 spots
Tickets: 500 PLN early birds till 31 Aug/ 550PLN from 1 Sept
Warsaw - Studio Mana/ Nowolipie 17b/99
Our journey in life as actors confronts us with a lot of rejection and uncertainty. Most of us are working full-time in "getting the gig", and once we do, we desperately want to be good! This often creates a mind that is restless both in and out of our acting; a mind that attaches to concepts like: "that actor isn't giving me enough to work with", "that casting director doesn't like me", "I'm not being interesting enough", "I'm not getting enough auditions", and on and on. Instead of focusing on what's really happening in the scene and in our careers, we are living in our heads. Who would we be without those thoughts?
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