The Lir Academy - Performance - Physical Theatre



Physical Theatre is an eight-week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physical principles and movement improvisation to discover the expressive possibilities of their bodies.

Working from a selection of scenes, where the body in space is to the fore, by writers including Steven Berkoff, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh; the participants will be introduced to the physical skillset necessary for playing physically demanding multiple characters of all ages, shapes and sizes, animals, supernatural beings and beyond.

This is a short course for anyone wanting to expand their range and evolve their creative process. Participants will discover a new movement vocabulary to aid character exploration utilising the endless expressive possibilities of the actor’s body.

Date, Time and Place

This course is only suitable for ages 18+. This course runs at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street at Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

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