The workshop is open to actors, dancers, and anyone who is interested in exploring physical theatre and its potential for expression on stage. The focus is the actor, his/her body as the instrument and vehicle of

expression, his/her voice.

This is a unique opportunity to experience techniques and imaginative modes of expression that have been the language of theatre research since the avant garde movements of the beginning of the 20th century and are producing some of the best performances in contemporary theatre. Not to be missed!

The program is as follows:
Friday night, 7-9pm: introductory work with both Misa and Andrea.
Saturday, 10am-5pm (with lunch break!): the [surprising] character, with Andrea.
Sunday, 10am-4pm (also with lunch break!): neutral and character mask, with Misa. (Possible open rendition at the end of the workshop on Sunday!)

Please wear clothes in which you can move freely.

Location: the new auditorium at the Honolulu Waldorf High School, 5257 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Cost: $190.

Misa Tupou is an actor, teacher, filmmaker and director from Aotearoa. He has trained in physical theatre in New Zealand and Australia and has worked in Honolulu with Monkey Waterfall, among others. He is the founder and director of the O’ahu Fringe Festival and he co-produces the Aotearoa New Zealand Film Festival. His short film One Night won the Showdown in Chinatown challenge and was screened internationally. Check it out!

Andrea Failla is an Italian actor, teacher, and director. A graduate of the Accademia dei Filodrammatici di Milano, he has worked with various theatre companies in Italy and studied with master actors and directors such as Eugenio Barba, Giorgio Strehler, Tom Walker, Maria Consagra, Enrique Pardo and others. He continues his work onstage and offers workshops and courses in Italy under the name Il gioco del Teatro – Milano.

For any other information and to register for the workshop please contact Eliana by mail at or by phone at (808) 394-1855 (line available after July 18).