OpticNerve Winter Series: Advanced Masterclass

Theatre Works

Event Date: 
15 May 2017 to 5 June 2017
Author / Presenters: 
OpticNerve and Theatre Works

OpticNerve Winter Series: Advanced Masterclass

Advancing the work done in the Autumn Series Foundation Company Training, this masterclass gives students the opportunity to play an active part in the Optic Nerve creative process. Over the course of the masterclass OpticNerve will developing a new work, and will be actively engaging students in the development of this new material.

Led by ensemble members Stephen Phillips, Hannah Liddeaux and OpticNerve Artistic Director Tanya Gerstle – this is the learning experience of a lifetime.

Dates: Monday 15 May · Monday 22 May · Monday 29 May · Monday 5 June // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

To reserve your place for the Winter Series Masterclass, please send your CV to marketing@theatreworks.org.au

For those already participating in the Autumn Series Masterclass, please email your expression of interest to marketing@theatreworks.org.au


Tanya Gerstle initiated OpticNerve Performance Group to create text-based works with a dynamic staging approach using Pulse, a physical approach to the staging of narrative text.

Tanya has worked in professional theatre in Europe and Australia for 30 years in a variety of roles: actor, director, performance maker, dramaturg, company manager, festival curator and teaching artist. While based in Amsterdam she made, performed in and toured her own work with multi-lingual, physical performers and began her evolving practice into improvisational performance structures and their application to the making of theatre. She has been using this approach in the training of actors, making performance and directing theatre for twenty-five years.