TIP – Theatre Integrates People

International Summer Theatre Workshops

Izola, August 25th to September 2nd 2012

Summer theatre workshops are a unique opportunity to gain and extend basic theatre knowledge. Internationally recognized mentors from Slovenia and abroad pass on their knowledge and, even more, their priceless experiences to the participants. Participants of these workshops thus have an opportunity to form their own independent theatre personality through work and discussion.

1. MUSICAL, music theatre – THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS (worskhop leader: Miha Alujevič, Slovenia)

The workshop will deal individual elements or parts of a musical needed to create the whole (singing, dance, costumes, scene, directing, music accompaniment …) The outcome of workshop will be performed scenes from world famous musicals (Grease, Cats, Phantom of the opera, Miss Saigon, Les miserables, The sound of music, Cabaret, Chigago, The wizard of Oz,…) by transferring theory to practice.

Miha Alujevič, Slovenian actor, director and singer graduated Vienna musical school and Academy of dramatic Arts in Zagreb. He directs theatre, opera and musical performances in Slovenia, Austria and Croatia.

2. BASICS OF IMPROVISATION THEATRE (workshop leader: Sara Šoukal, Slovenia)

The participants of the workshop will do different exercises and disciplines of the Improvisation theatre. Result of the workshop will be short impro-performance.

Sara Šoukal is involved with Improvisation Theatre for more than 15 years. She works as an impro-league judge and a workshop leader.

(workshop leader: Eric Dean Scott, USA)

This practical workshop is designed for actors of all levels and will focus on physical training, group improvisation and creating compositions from a non-text-based viewpoint. We will then incorporate Shakespeare texts into this mix, playing with text fragments and possibly short scenes.

Eric Dean Scott is an actor, writer and director from New York City. He trained at the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University in the physical and experimental theatre techniques.

(workshop leader: Aviva Zimmerman, Canada)

The Raucous Performance Lab is about igniting the creative process and stimulating your imagination as an artist.  The workshop will explore various theatre techniques, an actor’s relation to the audience and the process of development of basic material for performance.

Aviva Zimmerman is a director, an actress and a mentor from Toronto, Canada. She belongs to the new wave of Canadian theatre; she mainly works with alternative productions of drama texts.

workshop leader: Predrag Stojmenović, Serbia)

The topic of the workshop is creation of a theatre character for the performance. Based on the specifics of the role and mainly the individual we will look for character of the role, its background, characteristics. We will gradually upgrade the set character: behaviour of the character in different circumstances, relation to the others and the space.

Predrag Stojmenović graduated theatre directing at Faculty of Drama in Belgrade and is one of the greatest directors of the young generation in Serbia. He is a professor at the Faculty of Drama in and also an art director of the theatre Dadov Beograd. He is the author of numerous anthological theatre performances. He places special attention to upbringing of young actors. As a mentor he takes part in many workshops and seminars in Serbia and abroad.

workshop leader: Kim Komljanec)

The participants will try to create from words and from space, making theatre on paper and on stage; through movement, speech, with ideas and objects from ones pockets, drawers, old notebooks, old memories, and  computer files. We’ll try to find a certain form for every idea, and try everything in front of the audience.

Kim Komljanec is playwright and director. She’s post-graduated in play writing University of Exeter in Great Britain. She works in repertoire theatres in Slovenia, UK and USA.
Information and workshops entry: JSKD, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana; Tel. 01 2410 511 or 2410 523; Fax: 01 2410 510, e-mail:; Contact persons: Franci Cotman and Matjaž Šmalc.

The fee for an individual workshop:

Registration and payment until 25th of May 2012: 120,00 EUR (VAT included)
Registration and payment until 25th of June 2012: 130,00 EUR (VAT included)
Registration and payment until 25th of July 2012: 140,00 EUR (VAT included)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 25h of July 2012

Explanations and recommendations

All workshops are taking place in a small, beautiful coastal town of Izola – check

Don't know how to get to Izola? Don't hesitate to contact us:!

Accommodation is left to participants. We recommend SGTŠ Izola – youth hostel, Ulica Prekomorskih brigad 7, where full board in a two-bedroom costs 33 EUR. Information and reservations: 00386 5 66 21 740 or 00386 41 639 216.
Kamp Belvedere - information:, telephone: 00386 5 66 05 100.


JSKD, Štefanova 5, 1000 Ljubljana,
tel. (+386 1) 2410 500, 24 10 511 ali 2410 523,
fax: (+386 1) 2410 510,
contact persons: Franci Cotman in Matjaž Šmalc


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