Jim Dunk, Actor (Crossroads, Doctors)
We will explore the dialogue that takes place between actor and watchers (audience). Dialogue is the fundamental act of theatre, depending on the vulnerability of the actor and the spontaneous contribution of the audience. We will begin with the tiniest impulses of theatre and explore development through the more sophisticated structures of storytelling in an empty space. Nothing needs to be prepared or brought, except an open mind and willingness to commit. There are no secrets and no right answers.
Trained as Specialist in Educational Drama, School of Education, Birmingham University followed by 24 years as professional actor in Theatre, TV & film. Then Artistic Director of the London Theatre Laboratory, Theatre Museum, Soho, directing 4 of his own plays, Conversations in an Empty Space; Artistic Director of the Lansdowne Theatre Research project, Kensington; directed own dramatic piece, Anathema-An Oedipus, performed Brixton; dir. pantomime @ Shaw Theatre, Euston Rd; Artistic Dir. of Isosceles Theatre for 13 productions touring England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Malta & U.S.