This workshop teaches the methodology Honest Reactions To Imaginary Situations. It is an approach to creating and performing that above all relies on, centres, and fights for truth. Honest Reactions To Imaginary Situations is a provocative examination of the thrill of creating performance. This work regards the performer as the creator and the creator as the performer – on and off the stage. Built from his approach to Devised Theatre, Raja Feather Kelly works candidly with repetition and failure as key ingredients toward, reactive, responsive, and un-restricted theatricality. Each class tackles the seven major areas to Raja’s approach to performing truthfully in an assumed reality. They are Extempore, Interrogation, Debate, Agility, Nothing, Tension, and Freedom. Each one can be used to develop a deep sense of awareness and one’s imaginary force – and when used well, a rare radical honesty.
This workshop offers every practitioner unfiltered insight into Raja’s creative process. This approach is both a compendium for creative work and a field-guide. Through improvisation, exercises, movement and scene development, this workshop prides itself on an unabridged offering of understanding, experience, and motivation.Raja Feather Kelly