International Conference "Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts Administration - Performing Arts Training - Theater Design & Technology

December 18 - 22, 2014


Space as Storyteller

Interactive workshop investigating non-verbal storytelling by Professor Laura Wayth - 
Assistant Professor of Acting and Coordinator of Actor Training at San Francisco State University (USA)

Laura Wayth received her MFA from the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow Art Theatre School Institute in Russia. Ms. Wayth has taught and coached contemporary and classical acting, voice and musical theatre at Tufts University, The College of the Holycross, the University of Miami, and the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and Florida Atlantic University. She was a 2002-2003 Fulbright Fellow to Moscow, Russia and a 2011 Senior Fulbright Scholar to Romania, where she taught acting Shakespeare at Babeş-Bolyai, in Cluj-Napoca. She has worked internationally as a teacher and coach in Italy, Morocco, China and at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She currently teaches acting at San Francisco State University.


So often, when actors approach a work of theatre, they first look at what is being said. Words only carry a small part of the story that is being told. How we move, where we move, the gestures we make, and the closeness or distance between characters says so much more. 

This interactive workshop investigates the ways that space functions as language; telling stories and creating relationships even when no words are spoken. The seeds of this work come from Viewpoints training (as developed by Anne Bogart and the SITI company) and incorporates other elements of physical theatre.

Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with "ArtUniverse"