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.

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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.

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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.

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Summer School - The Vision

May 26 2019

Watch a video of Holly and Dominique talking about their vision for Summer School 2019!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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