How to deal with criticism
Jun 21 2019
This week, I received an email from a student who recently attended one of my courses. Attached to the email, was a document marked 'private and confidential', which outlined everything I'd got wrong and how, if they were running the workshop, they would have done it better. No, I won't be sharing the feedback (I can hear you from here, saying “Gizza look!”), but what I will share, is the reflection process which spontaneously emerged, to help me digest the criticism in order to learn and grow. I hope this will be useful for you too.Read more >
Physical Theatre Summer School Still Booking!
Jun 20 2019
Breaking News - deadline extended for Holly Stoppit Workshops Physical Theatre Summer School, 12-16 August, with special guest teacher Dominique Fester.
Applications are back open for this course and NOW BOOKING ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
PLUS!! NEW BURSARY SCHEME - £200 PLACES* available for those who would not otherwise be able to access this... Read more >
Let's Play Cards For Inclusion!
Jun 11 2019
Holly Stoppit would like to invite you to a playful discussion about access and inclusion.
<<What's all this about then?>>
Hi, I'm Holly, a workshop leader, devising director and dramatherapist based in Bristol. Lately I've been thinking about how to make my work more accessible to people with different abilities.Read more >
When Holly met Igne
Jun 04 2019
Hello! This is the second in a series of blogs called, “When Holly met....” In the first one, I met art-clown Jamie Wood. This time, I'm chatting with Lithuanian-born, Bristol-based clown and physical theatre facilitator, Igne Barkauskaite.
We met in the colourful garden of The Greenbank pub, where we slurped delicious soup on a hot sunny day in May and... Read more >
Summer School - The Ingredients
May 26 2019
Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about the ingredients of the 4 weeks of Summer School.Read more >
Summer School - The Vision
May 26 2019
Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about their vision for Summer School 2019!Read more >
Global Impro Blogs intro and menu
May 23 2019
Hello and welcome to the Global Impro blogs introduction! There are a lot of blogs in this series (13 including this one), charting my experiences and learning through a 4-day international symposium on improvisation!
This blog will give you some context before laying out a menu of the other 12 Global Impro blogs. There's a mix of theory, practical explorations you can do at home alone or with others and personal reflections. I hope some of what I've written is help... Read more >
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - SUNDAY
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' third night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
APRIL FOOLS ART, PICS AND WORDS - Saturday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' second night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre, April 2019.Read more >
April Fools Art, Pics and Words - Friday
Apr 29 2019
Welcome to a feast of pics, artwork and audience responses from Beyond The Ridiculous' first night of their three-night celebration of the human condition at The Wardrobe Theatre April 2019.Read more >