International Club of Berne

Acting Workshop by Claudia Winfield

Saturday, 18th April 2015 at 9am - 4pm

Location: St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumsplatz 2, Bern

This event is in the past.

This is not an event of the International Club

Claudia Winfield (, London-trained actress and dancer, will run a one day acting workshop for Upstage.

Workshop Registration: send an email to The number of spots available is limited, so register early!

Workshop Description This fun workshop will help you uncover ways of working with new aspects of yourselves as actors - aspects that can (and ought to) be applied in your upcoming productions. It is also intended for people may not want to perform (backstagers are welcome too!) but who want to to free up both their physicality and their voice.

Please bring along a medium-sized book and comfortable clothing, preferably loose fitting or gym gear, no (tight) jeans...... we need to be able to move freely.

Workshop Fee Upstage members: 20 CHF for the morning or 35 CHF for the whole day Non-members: 25 CHF for each morning or 45 CHF for the whole day

Workshop Program: 9am - 12pm The physical life of the actor and the actor's voice: looking at the actor’s physicality and the importance of physical transformation when working on building a character. Then focussing on the voice: how to discover and free our natural (and powerful) voice (as opposed to imitating a stereotypical voice) by using our natural support system, working with our breath, releasing tensions that inhibit the voice, playing around with pitch, resonance, projection, colour and variation.

12pm - 1pm: Lunch break. Please bring a picnic lunch (there is a Migro 5 minutes away in case you forget)

1pm - 4 pm Improvisation and scene work: improvising with games and scenes whilst incorporating our physicality and voice.

About Claudia Winfield Trained in London at the Drama Center London (BA in Acting) under Christopher Fettes, Yat Malmgren, Reuven Adiv, Oleg Mirochnikov and Liana Nyquist. Other training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (Shakespeare) and Webber Douglas Academy in London. Further training in the Meisner technique.

Performed in several theatre productions in London as well as several films in Miami, USA. In Bern she set up the Theater Projekt Vision Bern theatre group with the aim of performing plays in both German and English, to date three productions, one of which was written and produced by the group itself. Currently working on a short film (production Spring 2015) and a documentary series. She has her own video production company.


Displaying 2 comments
Graham wrote
at 11:50pm on Saturday, 4th April 2015
April 27 information: Reza's father was a Jewish Iranian engineer of Russian descent (whose family left Moscow after the Bolsheviks came to power), and her mother was a Jewish Hungarian violinist.[2][3]

At the beginning of her career, Reza acted in several new plays as well as in plays by Molière and Marivaux. In 1987 she wrote Conversations after a Burial, which won the Molière Award for Best Author. Reza translated Polanski's stage version of Kafka's Metamorphosis in the late 1980s. Her second play, Winter Crossing, won the 1990 Molière Award for Best Fringe Production, and her next play, The Unexpected Man, enjoyed successful productions in England, France, Scandinavia, Germany and New York.

In 1994, 'Art' premiered in Paris and went on to win the Molière Award for Best Author. Since then it has been produced worldwide and translated and performed in over 30 languages.

In September 1997, her first novel, Hammerklavier, was published and another work of fiction, Une Désolation, was published in 2001. Her 2007 work L'Aube le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Evening or Night), written after a year of following the campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy caused a sensation in France.

On 24 November 2007 her play Le Dieu du Carnage (God of Carnage), directed by Jürgen Gosch and performed first in Zürich, received the Viennese Nestroy-Theatreprize(de) for the best German-language performance of the season. The London production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. God of Carnage won Best Play at the 2009 Tony Awards.
Graham wrote
at 11:46pm on Saturday, 4th April 2015
Another Upstage event: Monday, April 27, 7 pm:
Playreading of "The God of Carnage" by Yazmina Reeza, facilitated by Alice Cole

At: Galerieraum, Das Lehrerzimmer, PROGR, Waisenhaus Platz 30, 3011 Bern

In this play two sets of parents meet to discuss a tussle that occurred between their children. As the discussion continues and the evening wears on the parents shed their calm and civilized veneer...

Please add your name to the Doodle link below so we get an idea of the number of people attending:

Who's coming? See all

No responses yet.

Export to your calendar



By Graham 1 day ago

Great Party. Why were you not there? The Committee would like to know what can be improved with our planning and information.

Wednesday 11 December 7:00 pm - Café Français

Thursday 12 December 6:00 pm - German Café
Thursday 12 December 7:30 pm Service of Carols and Lessons at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Bahnhofplatz. Over 500 of the English-speaking community will be there!

Friday 13 December 6:30pm - T.G.I.F! (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) at Restaurant Pittaria

Friday 13 December from 8:30 pm - Christmas Party at the English-speaking Club


Join this group or to see this content

International Club of Berne

Powered by GroupSpaces · Terms · Privacy Policy · Cookie Use · Create Your Own Group