WORKSHOPS

I can facilitate workshops with postgraduate and undergraduate students as well as community groups, early career artists, schools and young people. Some examples of the type of workshops I can run are: 

 

  • Devising Political Theatre

  • Making Theatre Sustainably

  • Theatre and Activism

  • Collaborative theatre-making

  • Launching a Theatre Company and Self Producing

 

If you have a specific idea for a workshop or project do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you. 

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DEVISING POLITICAL THEATRE

So you have a huge political idea that you want to make a play about. Something that really pisses you off - where do you start? 

I share my process of devising from a political, social or environmental issue - going big then honing in, finding your core question and building a narrative. 

MAKING THEATRE SUSTAINABLY

We all need to adopt a sustainable practice when making new work as much as possible, but what does it really mean? How do you do it on a budget? How do you avoid last minute amazon purchases? What values should we foster in the rehearsal process? I'm learning more with each project I make so by no means have all the answers but can share my process as we work it out together. Read this article I wrote for Staging Change for more info on sustainable producing. 

THEATRE AND ACTIVISM

How can theatre be a tool of activism? We'll explore how to engage grassroots campaigns and collaborate to make work for social change. 

COLLABORATIVE THEATRE-MAKING

All creatives have an equal voice in the process, working together to devise a play. I share my process of co-creating work with artists who each have distinct roles within a non-hierarchal structure. This can look at: how to find collaborators, tools for devising and tips for switching hats, letting go and actually making decisions. 

LAUNCHING A THEATRE COMPANY / SELF PRODUCING

You want to make your own work. You have ideas, but need some money and support to make them happen. I launched ShyBairn in 2019 and I've previously self-produced fringe theatre shows across London and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I can share tips on producing your own work, applying for funding (Art's Council Project Grants), fundraising, applying for commissions, forming relationships with venues and getting your name out there.