Warsztaty dla młodych reżyserów z założycielami Cheek by Jowl Declanem Donnellanem i Nickiem Ormerodem w Gdańskim Teatrze Szekspirowskim, 7-8.11, bezpłatne.
Declan Donnellan i Nick Ormerod, fot. Johan Persson

The Actor & The Target – workshops for emerging theatre directors | Cheek by Jowl

Workshops for emerging theatre directors with the founders of Cheek by Jowl theatre group


The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre invites Polish emerging directors for professional trainig with Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod – Artistic Directors of the Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company from Great Britain.


7-8 November 2017
11:30 am – 4 pm (including break)
The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Workhops Venue (2.66)

With regards to preparation, directors need to have read Declan’s book ‘The Actor & the Target’ (introduction available here)


We provide accommodation for participants at The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (single/double rooms, including breakfasts). Workshops will be translated into Polish.


Free admission, previous registration necessary.
Contact: Anna Ratkiewicz-Syrek, akademia@teatrszekspirowski.pl, tel. 698 034 820, 58 351 01 19


Workshops are organized in cooperation with Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company,
The British Council, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and National Academy
of Theatre Arts in Krakow.

Cheek by Jowl            British Council

AST w Krakowie  Instytut Adama Mickiewicza


“Acting is a reflex, a mechanism for development and survival. . . . It isn’t ‘second nature,’
it is ‘first nature.’” – Declan Donnellan


The Actor and the Target” – about the publication:
This immensely popular and ever-practical book on acting takes a scalpel to the heart of actors’ persistent fears, helping them to release their talent on stage. It is straightforward and unpretentious, with a spirit of artistic and personal freedom.


Declan Donnellan is the first Director of the Royal Shakespeare Academy and is best known for his work with Check By Jowl, including As You Like It, and the recent production of Homebody/Kabul in New York. As Associate Director of the National Theatre his pro-ductions included Fuente Ovejuna, Sweeney Todd, and Angels in America. Abroad, his work abroad includes Le Cid for the Avignon Festival, The Winter’s Tale for the Maly Theatre in St. Petersbourg and Puskin’s Boris Godunuv for the Moscow Theatre confederation. He has received awards in London, Paris, New York, and Moscow.