Program Details

The opportunity to study the performance technique Viewpoints with the founder Mary Overlie. This six-day workshop will examine the Six Viewpoints - Space, Shape, Time, Emotion, Movement and Story.
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 11th July 2017. The six-day workshop provides students with the opportunity to work directly wit the Viewpoints founder, Mary Overlie.


Students will enter into the deconstruction of the structural languages of theatre, practicing performance in a horizontal, non-hierarchical structure that constitute the Six Viewpoints training.  You will work to strengthen creative visions, embracing theatre as a fine art that reaches past entertainment into a spiritual, philosophical practice.


The seed of the entire work of The Six Viewpoints is found in the simple act of standing in space. From this perspective the artist is invited to read and be educated by the lexicon of daily experience. The information of space, the experience of time, the familiarity of shapes, the qualities and rules of kinetics in movement, the ways of logics, that stories are formed and the states of being and emotional exchanges that constitute the process of communication between living creature. These are the six materials named in The Six Viewpoints that constitute basic deconstructed theater. Working directly with these materials the artist begins to learn of performance through the essential languages as an independent intelligence.

Setting Description:
This course is taught on our parkland campus in specialist rehearsal and performance spaces and theatres.
850 GBP. This course runs from Wednesday 5th to Tuesday 11th July 2017. Classes take place 9.00 to 5.00 each day and all teaching will be led by Mary Overlie. Fee includes all classes and training, meal plans and wifi access. On campus housing available for an additional fee.

Additional Program Information

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of texts and rehearsal.