Devised Theatre Masterclass: Suzuki & Viewpoints

6-session devised theatre workshop by Scott Wings with Public Showcase

Upcoming Class Schedule

14 July, 2017 — 30 July, 2017

Friday, 7.00pm — 11.00pm

Saturday, 1.00pm — 9.00pm

Sunday, 1.00pm — 9.00pm

Programme Details

Fri, 14 July, 7.00 – 11.00pm
Sat, 15 July, 1.00pm – 9.00pm
Sun, 16 July, 1.00pm – 9.00pm

Fri, 21 July, 7.00 – 11.00pm
Sat, 22 July, 1.00pm – 9.00pm
Sun, 23 July, 1.00pm – 9.00pm


Show Dates
Fri, 28 July 7.00 – 11.00pm
(Technical run)
Sat, 29 July – Public Showcase – 2pm and 8pm
Sun, 30 July – Public Showcase – 2pm and 8pm

Who is this workshop for?
Everyone. We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the arts.
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.
Minimum age for admission is 16 and above. No audition required.


What is this workshop about?

Scott will be teaching physical theatre and devising for performance through:

An introduction to Suzuki Physical Theatre Training

  • an introduction to Viewpoints technique
  • Exploration in creative writing
  • Devising for performance individually
  • Devising for performance as an ensembleStudents will be treated as professional artists and introduced to the world of performance through scaffolded training experiences. This is real performance work for courageous humans. These lessons are practical, based on real-world scenarios and the lived experience of professional artists.

Suzuki Training

Suzuki training is a hyper physical tool for body and breath awareness, speech work and control.

The following Suzuki exercises will be covered in the sessions:

  • Stomp and shakuhachi
  • Basics 1 & 2
  • Statues


A short description of Viewpoints

Viewpoints is a tool for dialogue between artists to easily develop “wow” moments in performance. It is also one of the best tools for developing rapport between artists, ensemble awareness and states of creativity.

The 9 Viewpoints cover the following physical language:

  • kinesthetic response
  • Topography/floor pattern
  • Shape
  • Gesture
  • Repetition
  • Architecture
  • Tempo
  • Duration
  • Spatial relationship


Show Dates
Fri, 28th July 7.00 – 11.00pm (Technical run)
Sat, 29th July – Public Showcase – 2pm and 8pm
Sun, 30th July – Public Showcase – 2pm and 8pm

Assessment Tasks      

Class participation
Development of short presentations in small groups
Performance during a public showcase

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.


Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available.
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  • Exploration of ideas and expression through dramatic forms of physical theatre
  • Develop personal and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge, understanding and critical thinking about theatre
  • Knowledge of historical and cultural settings that create drama

About the Instructor

Scott Wings

Scott Wings is an award winning performance artist from Brisbane, Australia, who has toured his one-man shows across the world including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. His performance style is grounded in the physical theatre training of Suzuki and Viewpoints methods, fusing movement and writing techniques to create one-man shows and ensemble performances. He has trained in Japan with the longest running Butoh organization Dairakudakan (Camel Battleship), New York with SITI Company and in Australia with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre. Scott Wings works with text and creative writing as an award winning spoken word artist and comedian. This mix of styles has resulted in Scott Wings’ reputation as an innovative independent performance artist.

Areas of Focus

  • Suzuki Physical Theatre
  • Viewpoints
  • Creative Writing

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop awareness of body and physicality
  • Develop "extraordinary listening" to improve collaboration
  • Develop understanding of ensemble capabilities
  • Develop methods to enter creative development in self-devising
  • Gain confidence in expressing with their own voice
  • Develop skills in experimentation, play and flow in the creative process.
  • Understand roles of director and performer through devising and attentiveness

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Devised Theatre Masterclass: Suzuki & Viewpoints / 6-session devised theatre workshop by Scott Wings with Public Showcase

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