L'École Philippe Gaulier : Lara Ciulli

Having spent this last year reading, and watching more theatre than ever before, and having a lot of time to reflect on the future of the industry and how I want to create within that, I began looking into the teaching of Philippe Gaulier (French master clown, pedagogue, professor of theatre) a man described as "one of today’s most influential and revolutionary theatre masters".

His teaching method seems extreme and unique  - this idea of revelling in the joy of being on stage, uncomfortable, ridiculous, finding the game ('le jeu') in everything thing you do and allowing that to be the door into any emotion you play.
I've realised that this is exactly what I want to be doing.

Skeleton CV of work, training and projects since leaving Sixth Form:

2018 - 19
Nursery nurse care assistant - Headline Teachers

Voluntary internship at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Performing Arts department

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Gap Year Diploma (bursary funded)

Auditioned and joined National Youth Theatre (18-25 yrs)

Devised and performed scratch showing of two-woman show, 'Those People' at The Robinson Theatre Cambridge

Fusion Theatre Festival Cambridge 2019 - 'Those People Theatre' won 5 Minute Call Competition @ The Junction Cambridge against 11 other performances/companies from around the UK (£500 seed money prize)

2019 - 20

Paid collaboration with SAMSUNGXnotaschool @ samsungHQ

Brewdog Cambridge - bar and waiting staff

Learning under Valerie Colgan - professional acting mentor, audition training

Performance of Those People (revised) @ The Robinson Theatre to raise money for Edinburgh Fringe

Performance of Those People as part of Cambridge International Arts Festival (cancelled due to Covid 19)

Performance at Edinburgh Fringe 2020 (cancelled due to Covid 19)

Thank you from the heart for reading,



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Lara Ciulli 
Cambridge, East of England, United Kingdom
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