Theatre mediation is a relatively new concept, which refers to the process of building bridges between the cultural and social realms, and the building of new relationships between the cultural and public spheres. The idea is to broaden and widen public access, to introduce people to the play’s richness and as a result to develop the audience’s critical thinking skills. DynamO Théâtre offers 3 types of theatre mediation workshops to engage audiences.
The company provides a guidebook on each of the company’s productions. It is designed to enhance teachers’ and children’s appreciation of the performance. You will find the guidebooks in PDF format in the pages of each production on tour.
Theatre mediation workshop
There are 2 types of workshops available prior to or after a performance:
- Workshop on DynamO Théâtre’s artistic approach:
Theatre of Acrobatic Movement and Clowning. How do you script movement in space? What are the rules? The idea is to focus on the fun of acting through various theatre-of-movement development exercises. This type of workshop introduces participants to the acting concepts developed by DynamO Théâtre over the past 35 years. Such concepts are influenced by 2 acting schools, École internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq and École Philippe Gaulier.
- Workshop on one of the company’s plays:
This workshop provides an overview of the company’s artistic approach, presents various theatre crafts, examines the production’s themes and characters and generally concludes on a short theatre-of-movement exercise.
Length: variable, usually between 50 and 90 minutes.
Post performance exchange
An informal and casual exchange with the cast following a performance. In general DynamO Théâtre requests that an organizer moderate the exchange in the venue where the performance is given.
Length: between 15 and 20 minutes
When a production is under development, DynamO Théâtre also develops specific theatre mediation activities. The company invites audiences to test performances where they can discover works in progress.