Teaching, Mentoring, Directing & Dramaturgy

Olivier award-winning Dr Marisa Carnesky has been leading workshops and teaching performance for over twenty years, developing methods and exercises to help both emerging and established artists evolve ideas, develop their practices and make new work.

Marisa’s students include artists like Talluah Haddon, Oozing Gloop, Oberon White, Tom Cassani and Claud Palazzo. She regularly leads independent workshops in London, Brighton and internationally (City of Women Festival, Slovenia) and is an Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University.  

Marisa has collaborated as a performer/outside eye/dramaturg/collaborative director on a wide variety of projects collaborating with Duckie, Feral Theatre, Missa, Empress Stah, Mladinsko Theatre (Slovenia) and The Insect Circus.

Whether you want to develop your practice in a supportive workshop environment, or one-on-one directorial or mentoring support, Marisa brings a wealth of understanding, patience, knowledge, practices and processes to help you realise your creative potential.  Her specialist areas of practice as research in performance include immigrant stories & cultural identity, feminist use of spectacle, myths and fairy-tales, menstruation and body cycle narratives, contemporary ritual and eco-feminism.

Marisa’s practice-based experience encompasses:

–  live art practices

– one person shows

–  collaborative devised performance

– cross artform performance 

– new cabaret and variety

– contemporary circus

– immersive theatre and performance installation 

Marisa enjoys working with artists at all different stages of their development and can tailor support accordingly.

For further details, get in touch 

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