Laura is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. Star of shows including all-woman action epic The Ferocious Four, two-hander Jochem & Laura, Raison d'être and Me & My Ex, and co-founder of the multi-lingual Ohana project for European improvisers.

A specialist in improvisation with a background in theatre and dance, she has been teaching for 15 years and, for 9 years, ran her own drama school in the Netherlands. Currently she is AD of TVA IMPRO in Amsterdam. She travels the world, guesting at major festivals as an individual performer and tutor, and touring internationally with her ensemble shows.

Also, her last name is a castle. True story. "


All sessions by Laura Doorneweerd:

10:30- 13:30 
Heart Surgery for Dummies
3 hours 

28 September - Friday

14:30- 17:30

Moving for Dummies

3 hours 

29 September - Saturday

Workshops Description:


In this workshop you will learn how to bluff every profession. I will teach you the jargon of the mail sorter, the instruments of a surgeon or the technique of a sniper. All this will no longer be a secret for you.

In this workshop we focus on the language, the moves and the attitude of at least 10 different professions. Very useful for on stage! 

An additional advantage: you will improve you firm conviction while improvising and how to smoothly combine moving and acting.
Experience level: Intermediate to advanced


All you need on a stage to create magic is your body and the space. They are your best friends and they can be anything. In this workshops we will use the basic principles of dance, viewpoints and physical theatre to improve your improv skills.

The workshop goes more in-depth on physical theatre: moving, trusting your body, ensemble work and building the environment. A wonderful way to get out of your head, into your body and connected with your fellow improvisers. But most importantly: play great scenes.
Experience level: Intermediate to advanced