Works in Progress - The Legacy of Phillip Zarrilli's Time at Exeter ~ A One day symposium

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Free entry - booking required

Thornlea - Thornlea, New North Road, Exeter, EX4 4LA

15th October 2016 from 1pm to 7pm

A celebration of the work of Phillip Zarrilli at Exeter

Room TS2
Drama Department
University of Exeter

This free one-day event celebrates the contribution of Phillip Zarrilli to the Drama Department at the University of Exeter, where he was Professor of Performance Practice between 2000 and 2013.

Zarrilli is internationally known as a director, actor trainer, actor and author. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Llanarth Group.

While at Exeter Zarrilli worked in the studio daily with BA and MA/MFA students, training them in the psychophysical actor-training process he developed over many years--always culminating in production work and/or creation of the student's own performances.

At this event, former students will reflect on how the training has informed their artistic practice. Will Dickie will perform his solo piece Memories of Suburbia. Zarrilli will give a lecture on his current research, which concerns temporality in the 'work' and experience of the actor.

Admission is free to this public event, but as spaces are limited, advance registration is required.

1pm  -            Tea & Coffee Reception

2pm  -            Opening Remarks and Lecture by Phillip Zarrilli Temporality in the “work” and experience of the actor.

This talk is an extract from my current sole-authored book-in-progress, (toward) a phenomenology of acting. He will reflect on and interrogate the nature and experience of temporality in the work and experience of the actor, addressing key questions such as the following: What is our experience of ‘time’? Is there a ‘time’ before ‘time’? What differentiates ‘time-space’ from linear/clock time? What does it mean and what is it like to be “in the present moment”…in the “here and now”? How does the actor corporeally embody “time”? Several video-clips of production work will illustrate key points.

3pm  -            Break

3.45pm -        Roundtable:

Phillip Zarrilli's influence in contemporary practice/research Speakers: Alissa Clarke, Sol Garre, Rebecca Loukes, Duncan Jamieson, Tara McAllister-Viel, Victor Ramirez-Ladron, Emily Kreider

5pm -             Open Discussion

5.45pm -        Break

6pm -              Performance by Will Dickie, Memories of Suburbia (30 mins)

6.45pm -        Wine Reception

Advance registration is essential for this free event. Please go to  to register