Organic Sequence exercise, Raquel Cassidy Photo Sheila Burnett

Organic Sequence Workshop

(incorporating physical, ensemble and action techniques)

Nicolette Kay,  New Shoes Theatre’s Artistic Director will run the workshop.

“Nicolette Kay is an inspiring director who immediately made the group feel trust and confidence in her methods  we found our soul “
Carol – Action Workshop participant

The workshop is inspired by the method of Stanislavski and Eastern European theatre. The outcome achieves a physical and psychological connection between actors, which can create a valuable system of communication, focussing on impulse. All aspects of the technique can be utilised in future text and physical work.

The technique provides the opportunity for actors to extend their dynamic range.

The workshop will run from 30th July – 3rd August, 10am-4pm near Lambeth Bridge in a popup space which is why we are only charging £100 for the week!

The workshop will be very physical and loose clothing is required.

To submit an application, candidates should email the following to bookings[AT]*newshoestheatre.org.uk. *@

– What you hope the workshop experience will give you. (about 250 words)

– detailed CV/résumé or your spotlight link

Places are limited and registration will be closed once a group is formed.

Organic Sequence exercise, Carey Born. Photo Jan Spivey

Nicolette Kay, founder of New Shoes Theatre; trained at The Drama Centre, London where her training included the Laban and Saint Denis methods. She learned the Organic Sequence technique from the Director Mladen Materic and trained with Alan Herdman as a Pilates instructor. Her Theatre productions have won critical acclaim:”Nicolette Kay directs with a light and sensitive hand.”

An actress, director, writer, workshop facilitator and producer, she is currently developing the next New Shoes Theatre production. She has produced and directed the tour of Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini. She was Artistic Director and founder of Kent-based Muzikansky which produced Mary Stuart (Time Out Critic’s Choice), The Dreams of Clytemnestra and Mela all by Dacia Maraini (BAC). Muzikansky ran film education workshops for disengaged girls, the films were screened in film festivals in Greece, Hungary and the UK. Based at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (a band venue), Muzikansky ran short film nights, a film festival and produced plays including the commissioned play Seed and Love Child (The Finborough Theatre), Alma Mahler with the band and Mud (The Etcetera). She has contributed to a number of books about Dacia Maraini and co-translated three of her plays, two of which are in print.