Open Workshop: Saint-Denis de La Réunion

From August 9 to 20, International Theatre New York conducts their very first Jouer Juste (True Acting) workshop in Saint Denis de La Réunion. On this occasion, Le Centre Dramatique National de l’Océan Indien (the National Dramatic Center of the Indian Ocean) partners with IT New York by making the Grand Marché Theater available to the participants. The ITNY team is grateful to the CDNOI for this wonderful collaboration!

This course immerses the actor in the technique of the Strasberg Method updated and evolved by Robert Castle.

Participants will learn, among other things, the tools of sense memory and imagined experience that allow them to build their characters in depth, and to connect in such an intimate way that their acting will naturally release the “Unexpected Truth” of their character, the real Holy Grail of organic work.

(*) PRESENCE AND ONLINE WORKSHOP: Robert Castle will teach the workshop via videoconference.

He will lead the scene and monologue work and presentation.

Francois Nuyttens (IT New York teacher) will be on site to conduct preparation exercises and translate Robert Castle’s directions.


Location: Théâtre du Grand Marché, in Saint-Denis de La Réunion (National Dramatic Center of the Indian Ocean)


IT New York Open Workshops are available to all actors, dancers, singers, writers, directors, etc). Acting Workshops are generally two weeks (10 days, M-F), seven hours a day. All levels, from beginner to award-winning highly experienced film and stage actors, are welcome in a non-competitive yet demanding environment.

The Castle Orozco Acting Technique enhances the actor’s individual artistic process by stimulating the creativity of each individual, which is why it works for actors, performers and artists from various disciplines. The actor discovers a physical and emotional availability that leads to working moment-to-moment based on spontaneous organic impulses and their free expression through the character. To do this the actor must be able to live as the character without self-consciousness. The quality of the acting then becomes so organic that it appears magically real, never cliché. The actor achieves what Castle calls “the unexpected truth.”


The technique offers actors the freedom to be emotionally available and artistically creative in both theater and film. It consists of a training technique that includes a large number of specific exercises that meet the fundamental challenges of the actor:


how to build your character?

• how to be authentic in your playing, without forcing the emotions?

• how to get rid of physical and verbal tics?

• how to express an impulse in an organic way?

• how to play organically?

• how to understand more deeply the world of the play or film, and what really motivates your character?


Throughout the course the exercises, the work on the body and the exploration of the plays and scenarios build a toolbox that the actor can rely on and use throughout his or her artistic career. A true evolution of Stanislavski and Lee Strasberg’s “The Method,the Castle Orozco Acting Technique focuses on the process of creating the character through imagination, sense memory, Imagined Experience and the intrinsic intelligence of the body.

Scene & Monologue Work 

• Each actor will work on a scene and a monologue, always from great writers

• We provide the scripts and pair the actor with a scene partner before the workshop starts

• The actors have the opportunity of getting on stage several times with their scenes during the course of the workshop

• The workshop is in English

For registration and other information please contact Małgorzata Lipmann.


We look forward to working with you

In addition, the Open Workshops often result in the participants building great networks and future projects together!

Aug 9 2021

Saint-Denis de La Réunion

Number of Participants 16

Number of hours 60h

€ 1330 with Afdas or Pôle Emploi support / € 1210 self-paying.

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