APRIL 2022

30 APRIL & 1 MAY 2022 | VIENNA


A search for authenticity and presence in acting.

The point of entry is the body. 

This Lab will focus on stripping down acting habits,

 rooted in social and cultural conditioning. 


We will share grounding techniques as tools for presence and deconditioning. The aim is to explore a performing state where the body, mind (conscious and subconscious), emotion and instinct, work together moment to moment.

Photo: Kate Stephen



Born in Athens, Yorgos is an actor, director, producer and acting coach. He previously co-founded Tmesis Theatre Company and the international festival of physical theatre Physical Fest. He was a co-artistic director of both organisations until 2010.


In 2011, Yorgos created Physical Lab, and since then he has taught at LAMDA, RADA, Drama Centre of Saint Martins, & Williams College (USA).


Utilising his own performance-based methodology developed through the laboratory, Yorgos has coached acting and movement for numerous productions throughout Europe and the US.


Some of his latest work includes the site specific theatre productions West Walls and The Dream, and the multidisciplinary experimental theatre piece Home based on Euripides’ Medea, which opened in London. Yorgos played the role of the communist Nikos Mariakakis in Padelis Voulgaris's feature film The Last Note, which has won several awards in Greece and the US, and he appeared in a theatrical production of Lorca's 

Blood Weddingadapted and directed by George Richmond Scott, in London.


His resume includes collaborations with Yoshi Oida, Lorna Marshall, Fin Walker, Nigel Charnock (DV8), Malou Airaudo & Pau Aran Gimeno (Pina Bausch Tanztheater), Tanya Khabarova (Derevo), and Linda Kerr Scott (Complicite). 

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 Join Yorgos in Vienna for an exploratory journey through character and text, utilizing the body as the point of entry. This workshop will be about finding presence, grounding, and de-conditioning old habits in order to build new connections to your work as a performer.


Tanzstudio Margit Manhardt
Manhardt & Manhardt OG
1070 Wien - Neubaugasse38

30 April & 1 May 2022 
11:00 - 17:00

€310 Full price 
290 Labbers/students


We have a cancellation policy of three weeks prior to the start of the Lab for short workshops and one calendar month for residencies. After this, we cannot offer refunds unless another participant can be found to take the place.

Photo: Kate Stephen


For the workshop with Yorgos, we ask everyone to prepare and learn a piece of text. This can be a monologue, or if you know some of your fellow participants, you are welcome to pair up and work on a scene (though this has to be arranged in advance). We encourage our participants to work in whatever language is most comfortable to them. 


We recommend preparing a maximum of one page of script though as little as 10-20 lines is enough to work from.

We always say it's better to feel secure with a short text than spend three days distracted and worrying about your lines. 

You are welcome to choose your own text, but the downloads below offer a selection of suggested scenes that we feel are well suited to our work, taken from previous lab productions and residencies.

Please bear in mind that we work from the body and our classes include movement exercises so wear suitable clothing.


It's also helpful to come prepared with a notebook and water. 

Other than that, all we ask is that our participants arrive with willing, open minds and bodies.