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WORKSHOPS
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Approaching Gig Theatre with James Meteyard

2nd December, 10AM - 4PM.
Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton St, Mayfair, London W1K 6TG

A workshop for writers & theatre makers.
Approaching writing or creating a piece of gig theatre.
Facilitated by Wildcard's Joint Artistic Director James Meteyard.

During this one day workshop James (writer of Electrolyte) will work through how he approaches writing and creating gig theatre. Starting with the script, building a team, infusing story with music, gathering equipment and managing the (very loud) rehearsal room to, covering tips, tricks and issues particular to the form, this practical workshop will give you everything you need to know to create your first piece of gig theatre. 

Chelsea Heashot

Directing Masterclass: How to communicate your vision to actors

7th January, 10AM - 6PM.
Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton St, Mayfair, London W1K 6TG

A workshop for directors and theatre-makers.
How to communicate your vision to actors.
Facilitated by Chelsea Walker.

In this Directing Masterclass Chelsea will teach 10 directors how to communicate their vision to the actors they cast.

Chelsea was the winner of the RTST Director Award 2017, and directed a revival of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in 2018 for a UK tour. She has twice been a finalist for the prestigious JMK Award and was awarded the runner up prize in 2016. In 2017 she was a director on the Old Vic 12 and was nominated for Off West End awards for both her production of LOW LEVEL PANIC and for COUGAR.

Directing credits: HEDDA GABLER (Sherman Theatre), COUGAR (Orange Tree Theatre), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (UK Tour), SHUDDER by Jodi Grey (Soho Theatre), YOUS TWO by Georgia Christou (Hampstead Theatre), LOW LEVEL PANIC (Orange Tree Theatre), P’YONGYANG by In-Sook Chappell (Finborough Theatre), KLIPPIES by Jessica Sian (Southwark Playhouse), CHICKEN DUST by Ben Weatherill (Finborough, Curve Leicester), LEAN by Isley Lynn (Tristan Bates).

paul smith

Story Structure As A Creative Tool with Middle Child's AD Paul Smith

17th January, 10AM - 6PM.
Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton St, Mayfair, London W1K 6TG

A workshop for writers, directors & theatre-makers.
Story Structure As A Creative Tool
Facilitated by Middle Child's Artistic Director Paul Smith.

This practical workshop is for theatre-makers who are interested in learning about how to use story structure as a creative tool for making their own work. Led by Paul Smith, Artistic Director of the award-winning Middle Child, this workshop will give you a number of tools and techniques to better incorporate structure into your creative process.
Middle Child 
We are a Hull-based company creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas. We tell untold stories which capture the electrifying moment when the beat drops, mixing original live music with bold new writing. Our events are live and loud, making sense of the modern world. We are committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. We will set fire to your expectations of what a night at the theatre can be.