9 - 13  & 15 - 17 DECEMBER


Conducted by Physical Lab director Yorgos Karamalegos and teaching artist Tatiana Spivakova, our December Lab will be a more fully-immersive journey into the body.


Over the five days, we will dive deeper into the methodology, exploring the ways in which language lives inside each of us and how it can be fully expressed.

Joining us for a portion of the Lab will be guest teaching artist Yoshi Oida.



Yoshi Oida is an international actor, director, writer, and author from Kobe, Japan. Oida first became known in Japan in 1953 for his work in television, cinema and contemporary theater, and has frequently collaborated with Yukio Mishima.

Invited to France by Jean-Louis Barrault in 1968, Oida worked with Peter Brook. In 1970, he joined the International Center for Theatrical Research (CIRT) (founded by Brook), after which he took part in his most famous shows at the Bouffes du Nord theater: Les Iks (Colin Turnbull), La Conférence des oiseaux (Farid Al-Din Attar), The Mahabharata (Hindu epic), The Tempest (Shakespeare), The Man Who (Oliver Sacks).

He has also worked with Peter Greenaway (The Pillow Book), and has written on the theater in three theoretical works, which have been translated into several languages: The Floating ActorThe Invisible Actor, and The Cunning Actor.

From 1975, in parallel with his acting, Yoshi Oida also stages theater, operas and dance (Samuel Beckett's End Game, Jean Genet's Les Bonnes, Verdi's Nabucco, Mozart's Don Giovanni, etc.), War Requiem by Benjamin Britten, and Frontier by Philippe Manoury. 

9th -13th December 2019

10 am - 5pm 


Venue: 9 rue Carnot

93100 Montreuil sous Bois


£370 full price

£340 Labbers/students


15th - 17th of December 2019 

10 am - 6:30 pm

(Additional workshop added)

Venue details coming soon...


£280 full price

£250 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.

Additional workshop added!

 15th - 17th of December. 

Placed are limited. 


For our short courses, 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.

Although physical lab is primarily dedicated to acting training, 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.