Rosaruby Glaberman at NACL's Performer Training Retreat
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Each year a host of international theatre creators assembles at NACL's work center to immerse themselves in a week-long, intensive workshop that focuses on physical training, vocal exploration, and the creative methodologies used to devise original performance material. NACL draws from a continuum of techniques that includes the ensemble work of Denmark’s Odin Teatret, Canada’s Primus Theatre, and the research of the late Polish director Jerzy Grotowski. The NACL Performer Training Retreat focuses on rigorous physical exercises, developing the voice through song and resonator work, and cultivating paths to create Actions and compositions—the building blocks for character, and the foundation of a play’s structure and meaning.

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NACL Theatre offers Artist-In-Residence programs tailored for different age levels in grades K-12. NACL artists work closely with teachers to design inter-disciplinary classroom experiences using creative theatre techniques to engage and aid students in learning their required curriculum material.

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NACL has a long history of teaching youth theatre classes, focusing on creative drama and the experience of making performance come alive in a fun and collaborative atmosphere. Children and teens are encouraged, through a focused exploration of theatre technique and creative application, to find their confidence and creative voice in a positive and professional environment.

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NACL offers theatre classes and special master classes throughout the year. Past teachers have included Roberta Carreri of the Odin Teatret in Denmark, Mario Biagini of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Italy, Jubilith Moore of Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco, and Tannis Kowalchuk of NACL Theatre.

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Rosaruby Glaberman and Laura Astwood training at NACL Tannis Kowalchuk teaching at a Teen Drama Camp Mario Biagini