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Traverse Open Workshops

Traverse Open Workshops
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    Start date13 Aug 2018
    End date20 Aug 2018
  • TicketsFree, but ticketed

    Traverse Theatre in association with Spotlight present


    The Traverse is delighted to work with Spotlight to offer a series of free skilling-up workshops across TravFest18. Workshops offer an opportunity for performers, theatre-makers and those interested in learning more, to work with leading artists making work if Scotland and beyond.

    If you have any additional requirements or support needs which may enhance your workshop experience, please let a member of Box Office team know when booking.

    Mon 13 Aug, 11.30am - 1pm

    • Re-Access: Embedding Accessibility in Creating New Work
      Led by Robert Softley Gale

      In this workshop, theatre-maker Robert Softley Gale will look at building accessibility into the creation of new work from the very outset. Starting from the rehearsal room, this workshop will consider integrating BSL, audio description and captioning as a prompt to the creative process.

      Robert Softley Gale is a performer, writer and the Artistic Director of the award-winning Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, presenting My Left / Right Foot (with National Theatre of Scotland) this festival. 

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    Mon 13 Aug, 2pm - 3.30pm

    • Surprise the Surprise: Surprise in the Devising Process
      Led by Scott R. Sheppard

      Join one of the creators and performers of OBIE Award-winning Underground Railroad Game (Soho Theatre and Ars Nova), Scott R. Sheppard, for a workshop focussed on devising new work. Through this workshop participants have the opportunity to consider how the element of surprise can be a catalyst within the devising process.

      Scott R. Shepard is an award-winning theatre-maker and artist based in Philadelphia and New York City. He is co-director of Philadelphia-based theatre company Lightning Rod Special.

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    Mon 20 Aug, 11.30am - 1pm

    • The Director & Actor Relationship in New Writing
      Led by Gareth Nicholls

      This workshop offers the opportunity to work with Traverse Associate Director, Gareth Nicholls, to consider how directors and actors work together in the rehearsal room. Using Traverse Autumn 2018 production Arctic Oil by Clare Duffy as our starting point, this workshop will be looking at approaches to textual analysis and how we transfer this into performance.

      Gareth Nicholls is Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, previously in post as Citizens Theatre’s Main Stage Director in Residence. Gareth has won three Fringe First Awards and a Scottish Arts Club Award. Gareth is directing Ulster American by David Ireland (Traverse Theatre Company) this festival.

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    Mon 20 Aug, 2pm - 3.30pm

    • From Page to Stage in Performance
      Led by Shvorne Marks

      In this workshop, Shvorne Marks, performer in Meek by Penelope Skinner (Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre), will consider the actor's relationship to text. Considering how the actor prepares to move from page to stage, this practical workshop will encourage a deeper understanding of text work for actors in new writing.

      Shvrone Marks is an actor currently appearing in Headlong’s Meek by Penelope Skinner. Previously, she has worked at Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Traverse Theatre.

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    Free, but ticketed

    Priority booking for Spotlight members opens Mon 2 Jul. Please click on Book Now for each workshop.

    Public booking opens Mon 16 Jul. 

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Workshops are aimed at ages 16+


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