Fooling is a unique theatre technique that introduces you to the architecture of your own personal inner stage, upon which you are able to perform on at any time and in any space, using just improvisation and your own imagination. This work stretches past ego, allowing you to feel at ease in any situation and comfortable talking intimately with anyone in the audience, from a beggar to a king.
As a performer, you slowly learn to play within this architecture through a device known as The Structure. You learn about the atmospheres available on each part of the stage, allowing yourself to be influenced by them, where ever you are performing, be it in the street, in a church, theatre or in a living-room.
The Structure is developed through the workshops held every month throughout the year. Through continuously training in this discipline the performer learns to meet the unknown with a relaxed attitude. Knowing all this, the performer is able to carry their ‘inner stage’ around with them, wherever they go, able to set up and perform in an instant without anything prepared.
Kriya Arts produced the Nomadic Academy of Fools from 2006 until 2011
Jolie Booth trained in the Fooling technique from 2008 until 2011
Photography by Red Fash Photography