Fooling in the Heart of Catalonia with Jonathan Kay
Dates : September 28th – October 4th
We are delighted and excited to announce a unique opportunity to dive into the heart of what it means to ‘Find Your Fool’, deep in the beautiful Catalonia countryside.
This autumn maverick and mischievous Master Fool, Jonathan Kay, will be offering a 5-day residential workshops at the stunning venue of The Actors Space, just an hour from Barcelona. This will be a fully residential experience in which you will have the time and space to fully embrace and free your inner Fool.
Jonathan will take you on an unforgettable journey where you will discover a rich and diverse inner landscape, an unchartered terrain of creative potential waiting to be unleashed into the world.
This will be a deep dive into ‘The Structure’ the methodology that Jonathan has devised and been working with and teaching for over 30-years.
This is Theatre of life and the art of improvised performance using the Fool archetype, because you could say that only a Fool would get up out of the audience, into a space with no props, set design or script and start to perform a play.
Whatever your stage, be it the theatre, the street or life itself, whether you are a performer or businessman; poet or activist; Cain or Abel, the workshop helps to integrate and illuminate unexplored aspects of self in order that you can more fully engage with the world through whatever way you choose.
The workshop will take place both within the purpose built studio space and, of course, make use of the surrounding landscape. You may find your Fool taking a walk along the mountain paths, bathing in the rivers or basking in the sunny meadows.
The Actors Space is located in a place of outstanding natural beauty, right in the heart of the Catalan countryside, only one hour from the city of Barcelona and 6km from the ancient city of Vic. The workshops take place in a 16th century farmhouse, which holds accommodation for up to 16 people. The main barn has been converted into a large studio; this is where most of the workshop sessions happen.
The house is run by a family. Maria Angels, the cook, is well acclaimed by the participants for her excellent cooking. You can be sure of eating delicious home made Mediterranean food with fresh vegetables from the garden. Her specialties are the casseroles, which always have a special “Maria Angels” touch.
You will have free use of the beautiful gardens, meadows and swimming pool.
You can view The Actors Space website here
The total cost for this workshop, including all food and accommodation is £400.
To secure a place we require a £100 deposit, please contact to arrange payment.
The accommodation is shared (double bedrooms and one triple bedroom). The bathrooms are also shared (there are no ensuite bathrooms apart from one in the triple bedroom). All rooms have their own bedding and towels and are nicely decorated.
Arrival can be from 4pm on Sunday 28th.
There will be a shared meal and orientation on the Sunday evening.
The workshop will run from Monday 29th starting at 10am and finish on Friday 3rd October at 6pm.
Departure will be at 10am on Saturday October 4th.
The Actors Space teaching and training venue is located near Barcelona, Spain. Vic, the nearest town, is four miles and has a mainline rail station and bus station with routes to and from Girona and Barcelona (both approx 1 1/2 hrs away). Both cities have airports.
Easyjet and Ryan Air both offer daily flights to Barcelona fro various UK airports.
There are several pick-ups from the train station in Vic (located right next to the bus station) on each arrival date: - 4pm - 6pm - 8pm
It is not possible to arrive at The Actors Space before 4 pm or after 10 pm.
If you arrive after 8pm you will need to come here by taxi
You can find more travel information here.
For any further information about this workshop and to book, please contact here.