The Watcher

"Tim Crouch confirms himself as a uniquely engaged collaborator with his audience’s imagination and thought processes. In many ways, this is nothing like theatre as we usually understand it, and yet in crucial elements this is its very essence."

Financial Times

In his seminal book, The Empty Space, the director Peter Brook described the foundation of theatre as a simple action being witnessed by another. But how does the witness watch? And what do they bring to the act? Education or entertainment? Pleasure or pain? 

This 10-day workshop offers an opportunity for theatre practitioners to look closely at the relationship between the audience and the performer. Working alongside the acclaimed UK theatre maker and playwright Tim Crouch, whose work strips theatre down to its constituent parts, questioning what makes a performance and what constitutes the physical space of theatre, and encouraging the audience to understand its role as a co-author, participants will be encouraged to explore ideas of creativity and reception.

Designed for people who have made their own work, or are thinking about making their own work, the workshop encompasses writing, performing and directing, and combines a mixture of practical and theoretical exploration. Participants will make new works during the workshop and present to an invited audience at the end of it. It will be playful, thoughtful and empowering.

Date and Time:
Workshop: 22 January – 2 February 2018 (Monday - Friday) 12:00noon – 6:00pm
Presentation: 3 February 2018 (Saturday) 3:00pm – 6:00pm

New Wing Rehearsal Room (1) and Function Room, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

Tim Crouch

Conducted in English

Target Participants:
Theatre and stage professionals

Number of Participants:

Workshop Fee:

Participants will be selected on the basis of their submitted application

Closing Date for Application:
20 December 2017 (Wednesday)

Successful applicants will be contacted by email with payment details on or before 28 December 2017.

Ms Yuen (852) 2200 0804,

The organiser reserves the right to change the programme content and instructor. All changes will be announced on the website. 

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no.8 or above is in force 2 hours before the event.