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Sketch-Up: Performance Creation Lab Workshop

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm


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Sketch Up: Performance Creation Lab

Working on a performance piece? Or want to? Structure it & cultivate the joy of creating!

A weekend workshop to craft your unique performance piece. With group exercises, 1 to 1 feedback & a showcase opportunity.

Whether a solo spoken word piece, a duo clown piece, storytelling, or a physical theatre sketch.


We will:

– Give space to exploring your inner world, what your inner self yearns to express at present through body & words.

– Sensitively work from this starting point to create.

– Identify the theme by looking at what emerges through improvisation.

– Look at how we use space, movement, voice & text. Exploring these as tools to communicate with your audience.

– Structure an emotional arc – offering audiences a complete journey – no matter how big or small.


Some people may come with a sketch idea in mind and others may have no idea what they wish to create. If you the latter applies, you are invited to bring an object, story, picture, animal, anecdote… or some material to use as your point of departure.


Nov: 16th – 18th

Fri 6:30-8:30pm | Sat 11-6pm | Sun 12-8pm

Friday evening will include intro exercises & sharing a snippet (approx 5 min) of where ever you are with your work, even if that is at the VERY beginning, all will be welcomed.

Full days: there will be one hour lunch breaks.


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£135 General Ticket

£115 General with Discount

£95 Bursary Place
2 available. Please write to course organiser (ms.deborah.antoinette.ward@gmail.com) about why you would benefit from a bursary place at this time, in one/two paragraphs. (Confidential information, for records, on who is enabled by this option.)


In addition to the weekend workshop – you can submit your piece for the Cure Cabaret – Showcasing Emerging Bristol Talent at Hamilton House, Nov 23rd, in a joyful & warm atmosphere. See www.hamiltonhouse.org for full info.


Deborah Antoinette Performance:

Over 7 years experience devising, directing, performing & facilitating.


Deborah has a deep passion for working with people, to connect them with their imaginations and bodies.


She has facilitated numerous workshops at Hamilton House in Clown, Physical Storytelling & Mask, with CoResist, and in authentic public speaking – Speaking Out, at Embercombe.


Deborah is also currently training in Systemic Constellations – a group therapeutic practise, alongside her work.


She has directed and performed in shows and storytelling performances from London to South Korea including at The Wardrobe, Camden People’s Theatre & The Cube (to name a few).





“Deborah’s guidance is thoughtful & thought-provoking – I appreciate the way she leads. I feel very inspired!”
– Workshop participant,
Physical Storytelling, Hamilton House


“Our participants found the workshops thoroughly engaging, interesting and perfectly pitched. Deborah is informed and passionate about performance, her enthusiasm and inclusive approach was welcomed by all. We have no hesitation in recommending Deborah as a workshop leader.”
 – Adam, Director of The Space,
Clowning, The Space, London.



Please don’t hesitate to contact Deborah if you have any questions regarding your performance piece, or practicalities:



Deborah is part of the CoResist Artists Collective, resident at Hamilton House. This is workshop is produced in partnership with CoResist.



November 16 @ 6:30 pm
November 18 @ 8:00 pm


Hamilton House – Event Space
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS1 3QY United Kingdom
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0117 924 9599