Sarah Lamb | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Sarah Lamb

Training

2017 - 2019 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MFA Movement: Directing & Teaching
2012 - 2016 The University of Edinburgh, MA English Literature

Experience

Whilst on the MFA Movement: Directing & Teaching

2018

Movement Directing Attachment assisting Anna Morrissey on Beyond the Deepening Shadows at the Tower of London

Movement Directing Attachment with Doppelgangster and Sheffield Hallam University devising movement for Tree F***ers

Movement Directing Placement with Dilated Theatre devising movement sequences for For King and Country at the Southwark Playhouse

Movement Directing Placement with Dante or Die involving developing movement and actor stamina for site based production User Not Found

Movement Directing Placement with MA Acting for Screen at Central involving an etiquette workshop for the film Belle

Movement Teaching Placement with MA Acting (Contemporary) at Central involving devising sequences using acrobatic movement.

Movement Teaching Placement with BA Acting at Central involving teaching a high energy dance within a specific style for stamina training

Other Experience

Original Work

2017 Director/ Choreographer - Bare Threads - Paradok - The Space, Edinburgh

2015 Director/ Choreographer - To Breathe - Theatre Playground/ Paradok - Summerhall, Edinburgh

2014 Choreographer - Theatre Uncut: Edinburgh - Space Club, Edinburgh

2014 Director/ Choreographer - A Thief on the Wind - Theatre Playground - Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

As a Movement Director

2017 Further than the Furthest Thing - Bedlam - Bedlam, Edinburgh (Aggy Dolan and Jess Hogarth)

2016 Blackbird - Bedlam - Bedlam, Edinburgh

As a Choreographer

2017 Urinetown - Edinburgh Footlights - Churchill Theatre (Madeleine Flint)

2016 I am not a bird; Passion - X-O-Dos - Film collaboration

Workshops & Short Courses

2016 The Actor/Creator - Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards

2015 Devising Theatre - Anahat

2015 Contemporary British Drama - Simon Malpas

Skills

Devising movement, dance, contemporary dance (basic), ballet (basic), singing (Grade 8), reading music, circus skills (aerial skills: basic trapeze and fabrics; basic acrobalance), yoga, fitness.

Profile

Sarah’s interest in theatre movement was ignited by her experience of choreography and devised theatre. She began developing her own work whilst studying Literature at Edinburgh University, exploring movement as a story telling device in both narrative and non-linear work. Her own work utilizes improvisation and play as a method of exploring ideas and creating content that is rooted within the actors' own experience. 

She is fascinated by the expressivity of the body and by the relationship between text and movement, which led her to Movement Directing and the MFA at Central. Her love of the outdoors also inspires a deep interest in movement and the environment, and the connection between the body and its surroundings. Her MFA research is exploring the use of site exploration in the creation of movement languages. Her practice is therefore considering how to develop actors' sensitivity to space, and how to build movement that echoes and evokes the quality of space at a particular site. She then questions how this spatial quality can be maintained when the site of performance may change. 

Email

Sarah.Lamb@cssd.ac.uk