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Rowan Tolley – Mime & Movement

Rowan will be tutoring at StageWise 2018.


Rowan TolleyRowan Tolley - Improv - StageWise - The Performing Arts Camp For Teens is Yorkshire based and has been classed as one of Britain’s most original and imaginative white-faced Mimes / Physical Theatre practitioners and directors.

Influenced by Chaplin, Keaton, Tati and Beckett, and building on a training of Decroux technique, he studied in London and Paris, creating a style that has been classed as ‘Classical with a touch of the unexpected’.

A Performer, Director, Creator, and Teacher, with over 25 years professional experience, he combines touring his highly acclaimed one-man show with teaching, directing, devising in both theatre and film/television. Increasingly interested in the function of silence, he is a great believer in the element of risk for both performer and director.

Rowan’s method and style will seek to stretch and challenge all the participants on StageWise, where he will concentrate on the fundamental techniques of modern physical and illusionary mime – creating visual invention alongside dramatic innovation. The imagination once ignited can never be extinguished.

Major Projects in the Last 7 Months and the Next 7 Months

  • 52 Solo One Man Shows
    England, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin
  • TURF (Rowan Tolley Company)
    performances Dublin, Portumna, Ballyconnell and New York
  • Twelfth Night (Director)
    Youth Theatre Productions (Shakespeare Festival )
  • Thirteen Steps To The Attic
    Creating/Collaborating and Directing Michelle Cahill in her first Solo show which Premiere’s in Cork (Firkin Crane)
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