Hila Di Castro is an actress, international improviser and teacher based in Israel. You can find her every year in Pandora improve festival (Italy) as she is the director of the international cast. Hila is a co-founder, member and co-artistic director of the trio MOMENTUM – one of the leading improv groups in Israel. She is the creator and director of the show „Woman up!“ and also the host and one of the performers both in the Israeli and the international cast. She is leading this show with a vision of a worldwide project to create a web of women groups performing it worldwide. For over 10 years Hila tours the world performing and teaching acting and improv. She has visited over 10 countries, Bringing her unique, inspiring, personal style and improv philosophy.
OWN THE STAGE – BE PRESENT WITH YOUR PRESENCE Fully booked!
Saturday Oct. 7, 2023
3.30 – 6.30 pm
Do you feel like you’re moving around too much on stage? Do you not move enough and feel stiff? Have you even felt that you don’t know what to do with your body on stage at all?
Moving onstage is like moving in a force field. Every movement creates something. Every little change affects everything. A strong stage presence is like a magnet for the audience and for your partners.
Using techniques from acting, Butoh (dance theatre developed in Japan) voice development and more, this workshop strives to give you technical tools and help you get rid of your fears and uncertainties so that you become powerful and comfortable with your stage presence. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll start enjoying yourself and feeling free to play with your diverse skills.
Workshop Fee € 50
Duration 3 hours
Location TAG Rehearsal Room, Gumpendorfer Str. 67/4, 1060 Vienna
THE GENDER LABORATORY Fully booked!
Sunday Oct. 8, 2023
1.30 – 6.30 pm
Research shows that an average woman speaks approximately 20,000 words a day, while a man speaks only 7,000.
In fact, this research has been disproved, but how quickly it evokes our stereotypes? Since childhood, we are programmed by society to think of gender in a certain way – boys should wear blue and be powerful, while girls should wear pink and be gentle. As we progress in time, we start breaking these patterns. But they are more profound than we think.
In order to break them completely, we must know the history of gender roles and challenge ourselves not to take the beliefs we were raised on for granted. This workshop aims to do exactly that.
We will dive into gender theory and history before challenging ourselves to play the opposite sex on stage without judgment. We will then challenge ourselves to play scenes without ANY gender presumptions at all.
The laboratory’s goal is to make us see the world through different gender glasses. All genders are invited!
FOR ALL LEVELS
Workshop Fee € 80
Duration 5 hours
Location Rehearsal Room „Cache Cache“, Dürergasse 11, 1060 Vienna