ACT: Actor Created Theatre in English
Theatre Amoeba has been teaching "English through Theatre" since 2002 in France, Korea, Poland, Colombia, Indonesia, England and the USA. Amoeba has also done Theatre in English performances for EFL learners in Italy, Korea and Indonesia.
Our English through Theatre scripts have been used in England, Australia, Namibia, Italy, Ireland, USA, Korea, China, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, France, Colombia, Equador and other pockets of the world. Email Theatre Amoeba about how you can get involved in our free scripts program.
Each workshop is specifically catered by Amoeba to suit the creative and educational needs of the group. We work with both English students and English Teachers. We take written stories on a journey through improvisation, movement and art which eventually lands them on stage. As we experiment with art, movement and sound as an ensemble we write and create dynamic and challenging improvisation based performances. Our events challenge the imagination and build confidence in English speaking abilities. Each and every workshop finishes with an intimate performance to share the work. Our workshops are an awesome and transformative experience which replace the classroom with the theatre. No desks allowed! More information about classes for children here.
Explore classics from Shakespeare, tales like Hansel and Gretel, Rupunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk or play with something new like Chris Haughton's "Shhh! We Have a Plan." Try a cup of "Stone Soup" or add a little song and dance with "The Wizard of Oz."
Amoeba offers a unique opportunity for performers, directors, writers or choreographers of all skill levels, who are interested discovering the underlying laws of theatre and how the body, gesture and the theatrical space express passion.... more
The body in space
Sound and Movement
Act in English: Events & Recent Workshops
English through Shakespeare: A full on physical storytelling workshop where students learn the art of devising theatre while at the same time producing a Shakespeare play in English. Theatre Amoeba workshops include: "Hamlet" (Working with a storytelling chorus), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Devising and writing a physical play), Romeo and Juliet (on the smallest stage in the world), "Romeo and Juliet" (meets Commedia Dell'Arte- the half mask) and "All's well that Ends Well" (a physical retelling with nothing but 7 cubes). Puppetspeare (Creating Shakespeare scenes using objects and puppets).
Grim English for Adults Only: Fairy tales of the past were often full of macabre and gruesome twists and endings. During Grimm English you will be immersed in these Dark and twisted Tales as you devise a play based on the All the while, dynamically expressing yourself in English.
Fractured Fairytales: Explore classic fairytales like Hansel and Gretel, Rupunzel, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella using creative movement, theatre games, and arts and crafts. As a creative team we will fracture these classics and develop our own twists Participants will challenge thier imagination and build confidence. The last day there will be a final performance for family and friends.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" is a famous children’s book written by Eric Carle. It follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar. Students will create a colorful play including character masks, objects and puppets from the storybook to use as props for the final performance on the last day for family and friends.