Molotov Theatre – Art Imitates Death

The Grand Guignol Actor’s Workshop: The Molotov Style

Question everything you’ve ever learned about acting. Throw in some gore and fighting. Mix vigorously, pour all over the stage, and serve.

That’s the recipe for success in “The Grand Guignol Actor’s Workshop: The Molotov Style,” a 6-week intensive workshop series. The Theatre du Grand Guignol, the French Theatre of Horror, is enjoying an international revival, and Molotov Theatre Group is helping spearhead the revival.

Led by the founders of Molotov Theatre Group (Capital Fringe Festival winners for Best Comedy 2007 and Best Overall 2008), “The Grand Guignol Actor’s Workshop: The Molotov Style” explores the blending of realism and melodrama, along with extreme physical interaction and makeup effects.

Coursework will culminate in an evening of scenes presented for the public. Scenes will be taken from classic Grand Guignol scripts as well as contemporary work, allowing class members to apply the principles in a range of situations.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • How to react “naturally” under counter-intuitive circumstances
  • How to integrate special effects and stage violence
  • How to manipulate pacing to amplify audience reaction
  • How basic special effects are created for the stage

No previous stage combat experience is necessary.

Participation is limited to no more than ten class members.

For more information, contact us.