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Bringing yourself to performance




10 to 17 (both days)

Norsk Skuespillersenter

A practical workshop for artists who are interested in developing their own work. Using clowning as a foundation you will learn to tell stories that interact with audiences whilst indentifying your own unique skills, talents and lived experience.


The workshop is aimed at emerging performers and artists who are interested in or have been creating their own live work. Participants can have skills in any field, including acting, as long as their interests include live performance.


Participants will develop practical skills in clowning and how to work with a live audience.

There will be an opportunity to explore ideas for a show you are thinking of developing.

“Sam gave me a head start and confidence boost that I’ve seen others dream of” – Workshop participant



For the most part, performers will explore a number of practical clowning approaches to understand how to engage and hold an audience’s attention.

Participants will be guided in exploring their unique skills, talents and lived experience and how to create a piece of work by considering story, point of view, tension, framing and audience.

On the final day, participants will share a short section of their own self-created work in front of each other.


You may have an idea for a show you are developing but this is not a requirement to take part. You don’t need to be experienced in clowning, you will discover yours in the room.


Just yourself and an open, curious mind. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Workshop language: English

The workshop is part of the SPKRBOX-festival, which takes place in Oslo from December 1st to 17th. Read more about the festival here:

Sam Curtis Lindsay is the co-founder and co-artistic director of award winning arts organisation Hackney Showroom. As a Director and co-creator his credits include the Dublin Fringe award winning Oliver Cromwell is Really Very Sorry by Xnthony, the Total Theatre award winning Burgerz by Travis Alabanza, Tomorrow is Already Dead by Ms Sharon Le Grand, Class by Scottee, The Court Must Have a Queen by Ade Solanke and Heartbreak Hotel by Lucy Benson Brown. Sam is an honorary research fellow at Queen Mary’s University and a visiting director at drama schools LAMDA, RADA and Rose Bruford.


Participant criteria:
Open to all artists interested in performance.


Norsk Skuespillersenter, Welhavens gate 1, 0166 Oslo


Apply to join class:

Application deadline: November 20th 2022

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