Simone Ellul - Improviser & Teacher
Simone is a theatre practitioner from Malta with experience in acting, directing and scriptwriting. She has an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter and a strong background in scripted theatre. She is a member of the improv troupes Playing Dead Theatre, Foolgoose and Sabir, the online troupe Close Distance and is one half of the duos Invisible Women and Pairentheses. She was a founding member of the Brussels-based troupe The Ghost Sheep. She has taught at the Dramatic Improv Festival in Chicago, at Agorapp in Italy, and at the ImproBrussels improv school. In 2022, she organized Improvizza!, Malta's first ever improv festival. She is also a certified intimacy director and coordinator, working on various projects for stage and screen. Exploring ways of making intimacy safe for improvisers has led her to develop workshops that allow improvisers to dig deeper in their scenes and express intimacy naturally and safely.
Be (a) Present!
Who: Simone Ellul
What: Be (a) Present!
Where: LJMU - Joe H Makin Drama Centre (Next door to Unity Theatre)
When: Sunday the 21st of April – 1:45pm-3:45pm
Tickets: £22.50 – 9 available out of 15.
In this workshop we will explore what is already present and work on not creating anything new. We will explore the importance of listening and of being truly present in a moment and the emotional response we may have.
Staying in the moment, not forcing the comedy in a situation, relying on what is already there, these elements help to give a scene more weight, lending itself to dramatic possibilities while at the same time not blocking the comedic opportunities present in any human situation.
Simone latest piece of work Shades of Emotion is playing at this years festival on Saturday the 20th of April at 6:30pm in Unity 2 - Shades of Emotion