THE UNTEACHABLE SCHOOL

The Unteachable School is Theater Unspeakable's education initiative dedicated to the playful exploration of different styles of physical theater. We offer two formats to learn with us: our Six-Month Training Program and year-round Workshops.

A note from our lead teacher...

When I was a student, I was drawn to theater because it emphasized practice over theory. I wanted to write, direct, act, produce and get the audience’s feedback, which I felt was more genuine than the teacher’s! After graduating and working in the profession for a few years, I had to admit there were skills missing from my tool kit. Luckily, I found my way to a devised, physical theater school in London. And it was there I experienced something profound:

 

A school where the teachers acted more like guides.

Provokers who helped us re-discover something we had lost...

Mainly, a capacity for play and a deep interest in the world around us.

A decade later, in my hometown of Chicago, I have decided to start a program with the same mission. The teaching ensemble and I are dedicated to guiding students towards unearthing their theatrical language. We encourage playfulness, presence and vulnerability. Most of all, we are driven by the belief that people are drawn to the work at different moments in their artistic journeys. We try to meet students where they are. And then inspire them to go a little further! 

-Marc Frost, Director and Lead Teacher of The Unteachable School