Workshop Season

Each year the centre hosts work sessions led by individual practitioners and theatre companies. We strive to provide opportunities for artists to develop their practice, as leaders and participants, and engage with innovative theatre practices. At Au Brana we endeavor to make all of the residencies as affordable as possible and places are limited to 15 participants per session in order to insure maximum contact with the leaders. All accommodation is provided on-site and all meals are provided with produce sourced from the local farmer’s market, or groups can self cater. Please contact Kate at to be added to the workshop mailing list.

2017 Workshops and Residencies

Full workshop outlines and application information can be found by following the links, here are the dates at a glance.

3rd – 7th June Fabian Wixe Flying Low, floorwork and improvisation.

Fabian will be leading a 5 day workshop combining his extensive research and techniques of floor work, increasing one’s proprioception, and listening through improvisation. “I propose a week workshop mixing morning training with afternoons full of improvisations, a work session in which you can learn new techniques and apply them immediately. I am looking for performers and dancers who wish to develop their skills and spend a week exploring their own physicality in relation to a group.” For full details follow the link to facebook here

9th – 23rd June; John Britton

We are very happy to have John back this year. He will be running two work sessions back to back in 2017; Week 1 Self With Others, a six day training workshop and Week 2 Collective Creation for Solo Performers. For full details see the Duende website here

3rd – 21st July  OBRA Summer Residency

OBRA theatre will be leading a 3 week intensive residential session for theatre makers led by company members Kate Papi, Oliviero Papi, Eilon Morris and Fabian Wixe. An opportunity to plunge into the comprehensive and rich actor training and devising process OBRA developed for their current production of ‘Gaudete’ by Ted Hughes. For full outline and applications go to the OBRA website here

24th July – 3rd August; Au Brana Creative Development Residency

Each year Au Brana call out for applications by companies or individual artists who would like to use the centre’s facilities for FREE. Yes thats 10 days full access to the centre for no hire fee, including the studio, dormitory and kitchen. For all information and to fill in an application follow link here, ABCD

7th – 11th August Youth Theatre Devising

This workshop for +14 yrs old artists, led by Kate Hannah Papi of OBRA theatre is a great chance for young makers to gain skills and experience in the devising process and techniques for theatre. In 1 week the participants create and perform a short piece of theatre in residence at Au Brana. For more information follow link here

17th – 20th August Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat

We welcome to the centre Siggy Verelst who will lead 4 days of retreat. Siggy is a psychotherapist and meditation practitioner, perfect pursuits in the gorgeous Au Brana summer. See Siggy’s website for details A Mindful Practice