International Women‘s* Theatre Festival

Making your own solo performance

Making your own solo performance

Karolina Spaic

From autobiographical material to a universal story

This workshop is on the process of creating a solo performance that is based on the autobiographical material of the performer and at the same time becomes universal in order to communicate with the audience. Where to start, what steps to take and what awaits the performer-creator in this work process and personal journey are important steps in this workshop. Karolina will take you through these stages of the creative process and give you an insight into how you can start working on a solo show. Based on her experience and having worked in the theater for more than thirty years, Spaic directed and artistically advised many actors on their way to a solo performance.

Anyone who wants to start working on a solo show and sends us a good proposal by the end of October 2023 can come to the ExploreZ festival in Amsterdam in May 2024 and show their work in progress.

Note: Availability to attend both days of the workshop is required.

🗓️ Date | Tu., 19.09. & Wed., 20.09.

Time | 10h-13h

📍Location | Groove Dance Studio

🎟️ Cost | 50€

👥 Participants* | max. 24 People

🌍 Language | English

  • BIOS:


    Karolina Spaic

    is a theatre director and director of ZID Theater – City Art and Performance Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After having studied classical ballet and literature in Belgrade (Serbia), she graduated from the International Theatre Department at the HKU Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 2001, she founded ZID Theater and has made dozens of productions that have been performed in the Netherlands and abroad. Through her specialisation at the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA), headed by Eugenio Barba, she developed a passion for combining Western and non-Western art forms.

Hourly Schedule

multi-day event

10:00 - 13:00
Day 1
10:00 - 13:00
Day 2


Sep 19 - 20 2023