August 2020

"Theatre Hotel Courage brought a whole new level of skill and concentration to our work. The work is deadly serious and enormous fun. Katrien is concentrated, critical and compassionate. The work engages feelings way below conscious thought. I am proud to call her a colleague
and a comrade."

Di Trevis, director National Theatre London / Royal Shakespeare Company

How to create a character within a physical transformation?

How to build emotions and at the same time physicalize them?

How can you find liveness on stage through playfulness ?

A mask is a powerful tool for acting. A mask can switch from anger into sadness and from fear into happiness in a split second. A mask helps you to transform your body in a different character and and most important of all it reveals more then it hides. 

In this 6- day intensive training you will explore the technique and theatre form of Theatre Hotel Courage. THC is famous for its raw, poetic and comic theatre inspired on the Commedia dell’Arte in their completely unique modern style.

The training includes: physical transformation, acting emotions from the smallest to the most extreme possible expressions and the psychology of movement. You will work on imagination, musicality, creating comedy out of tragedy, playfulness, stage presence and timing of acting. One of the essential tools will be the archetypical comic-tragic masks. These masks unlock the creativity and imagination of the actor and make the body speak. Every action, thought, word and emotion is immediately seen and will turn into playfulness to create fully alive actors and characters, with all their passions, needs and flaws.

The workshop will be led by the coreteam of Courage.


  • dates: August 2020

  • location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • worktime: 10h - 17h
    price*: €550,- (ex VAT) 
    *Lunch and accomodation are not included. Upon request we can give directions to hotels or hostels in Amsterdam


For applications or information, please send an email to:


Theatre Hotel Courage
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Theatre Hotel Courage
Theatre Hotel Courage

Theatre Hotel Courage
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Theatre Hotel Courage
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The workshops of Courage offers you a journey towards aliveness on stage.

Be prepared to laugh, cry, sweat and rejoice.”

- Ben Rivers (director)