Elisava’s theater group was founded in 2006 with the aim of channelling all the creativity created at the design school through theatre, from the interpretation to the design of the set and the graphic image.
Since its inception, the group offers training to all those students interested in interpretation and lovers of stories who have reflection and self-criticism.
How does it work?
The training offered by the theatre group is divided into two phases: theatre course and creation of a play.
1. Theatre course
The theatre course (first academic quarter) proposes a set of ten sessions, usually on Friday afternoons. Each session is composed of a movement class, a vocal technique and an interpretation class. A particularity of this course is the mixture of levels: the exercises are varied so that the students themselves can repeat the course year after year and, in a certain way, also act as teachers for the students who start.
2. Creation of a play
During the Christmas holidays, the team of teachers creates a play where all the actors and actresses who have done the theatre course can participate. This play begins to be rehearsed, in small groups, in January, and the schedules are negotiated every week with certain flexibility and with an estimated dedication of about three hours a week. This dedication increases in April, where in addition to the weekly essay, it is necessary to book Saturdays. The goal is to premiere the play on the first week of May, so as not to interfere too much with the academic calendar.
The theatre group also contemplates and cultivates the participation of students who do not want to perform but are willing to take part in the group’s activities. The areas of set design or costume design allow participation with very variable levels of involvement.
This intense period of essays culminates with the performances of the play, usually four, during the month of May.