Workshop with Actor Wilhelm Støylen

A workshop in basic theatre skills, ensemble work and clowning

We are very excited to have brought Wilhelm to Trondheim for this one-day workshop in basic theatre skills, ensemble work and clowning! This workshop will be useful for anyone who is interested in gaining experience with using the whole body for acting, irrespective of previous experience with improvisational theatre. The workshop will focus on ensemble work, listening, presence, coordination, rhythm and musicality. The aim is to work through rhythm, breath and song to open the actor’s exploration of text. Focusing on creating a strong ensemble through shared skills this workshop aims to release the voice of the individual. Wilhelm will bring a repertoire of exercises learned at the Song of the goat theatre and Gardzienice. Working with body and voice and with an emphasis on the ensemble this workshop uses playfulness, improvisation and humor as tools that integrate well with and bring new insights to more traditional acting techniques.

Please prepare a short text that you know by heart – in English or Norwegian,
(please bring a hard copy of your text in an English translation if you work in other languages than English/Norwegian).

Wear clothes that are comfortable for physical activity. The workshop will be conducted in English.

Time: Saturday December 15th 11.00 – 16.00
Price: 150 NOK
Level: Beginner / intermediate / advanced

Location: NTNU Kalvskinnet, Gunnerus gate 1, 7012 Trondheim.

Sign up by sending an email to and payment can be done via bank transfer (12546246599), Vipps (86376) or by cash upon arrival. Maximum 12 participants so sign up quickly!

About Wilhelm Støylen
Wilhelm is educated actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has a one-year experience from the Song of the goat theatre in Poland. He is manager of the theatre group “Teater Tramp”, and works as a freelance actor and instructor next to his day-time work in NRK. A fundamental principle of his work is the search for ways to listen with the whole body, where physical expression and musicality are useful complementing techniques. Wilhelm has experience from theatre assemblies that put the actor as the centerpiece for creation, and that have done research on theatre techniques for a long time. He has amongst other places worked and/or trained with the Double Edge Theatre (MA,USA), Odin Teatret (DK), Institut for Scenkonst (Sweden), Artus (Ungarn), Gardzienice (Poland), Song of the goat theatre (Poland), Traslapo Teatro (Mexico), The Working Party (Scotland), and Teater Grimsborken.

The workshop has been supported by Trondheim Kommune

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