Sunday 28th October
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol 10am – 6pm
A day exploring the total arch of making work from getting it produced, to making it in the room.
10am – 11.30am: Nancy Medina
Nancy is a theatre director based in Bristol, originally from Brooklyn, NY.
The workshop will be focusing on the Director/Designer preparation for a production.
11.45am – 1.15pm: Emma Bettridge
Join Emma Bettridge, a South West based producer, on a journey that interrogates what exactly a producer does. Or indeed what even is a producer anyway? Having started her career at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Pleasance venues to producing new work for Bristol Old Vic, Emma will lead you through Edinburgh and non-Edinburgh specific approaches to making a show and what you do with it once you have it. From an early idea to the final show, this workshop will debunk the jargon, which often surrounds theatre producing, get straight to the point and answer your questions.
2.15pm – 6pm: Josh Roche
A half-day, in depth guide to dramaturgy; what on earth is it and how did it come about? How does dramaturgy affect directors, writers, actors and creatives? How can an understanding of dramaturgy’s purpose help your own work? By exploring different scenes from new and old plays, as well as the work of contemporary theatre makers, this workshop will uncover what lies beneath the weird and beautiful world of dramaturgy.
Josh Roche is a freelance director and dramaturg. He is the 2017 winner of the JMK Award, directing My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic. He was the literary associate for Soho Theatre for two years and has worked as an associate director with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
This workshop day is free to attend but please register for your place with Jo Holding: firstname.lastname@example.org