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Friday 1-2 Anna Simpson on the physical character. Anna Simpson is a freelance director and workshop leader currently working with the Pleasance Theatre and the Globe in London, as well as being the Artistic Director of Quintessence Theatre, the Theatre Company in Residence at the Tain Arts Centre in Dundalk, Co. Louth. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and at Dramsoc itself between 2006-2010. The Physical Character Workshop This workshop serves to introduce the performer to the physical approaches and techniques of the actor’s craft to both create and interpret characters. Participants would explore through “On their feet” exercises, like Archetypes and Animalistics, to provide the them with an understanding of the way his/her body works & its movement through space and skills, developing the actor’s physical awareness, strength, focus, concentration & presence.Participants learn how the body can inform the intellect and emotions, not just the other way round. Participants should come dressed and ready to move.