Bio 1987 Steve stumbled onto improvisation. Spontaneity made sense to him. He went on to spend four years under the auspice of Johnstone. After graduating he left for Europe. He was able to put in practice his interest in skills like storytelling, puppetry and mask work. Mainly through mask work, his improvisation continues to flourish- In 1998, he had his first experience with masks (a bad one) doing a stylized Comedia d'elle Arte play. Steve sensed masks could be much more, So he began making his own masks and bringing them to the stage. Keith noticed and supported masks at the theatre. Since then, Steve has been dedicated to workshops in masks and to performing in all mask shows. Today Steve is teaching drama and mask theatre. Steve, Keith Johnstone are leading the most recent and powerful series of mask workshops at Loose Moose Theatre. Most recently Steve can be seen co-leading a mask workshop on the KEITH JOHNSTONE TEACHES. Masks continue to teach Steve a great deal about, spontaneity.
LONDON WORKSHOP Date: 4th-6th February 2010 Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square Cost: £230 **£150 for AIN Users***
What can you expect from Steve's Workshop? With so much pressure on us to look right, think right. it can be liberating to wear a mask! As yourself, it can be shocking if this model breaks down. But if it is not you; if the mask is being expressive and new, then calculated behaviour can be set aside and creativity can begin.
Am I a suitable candidate for Steve's Course? In all Steve’s classes, he likes to have a variety of levels of participants.
Steve’s work enables people to be more active, spontaneous and flexible. The exercises he will cover work to free the mind.
How to apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your details and why you want to work with Steve. As Steve sets no boundaries on who gets to work with him the course places will basically be given on a 1st come 1st serve basis.