Presented by Grant Archer & Katie Scott

Exploring Stories Through Design

Have you got a story to tell?  Do you have a vision for how to do it, but are not sure where to start?   

Maybe you’re a writer and want to bring your work to life, or perhaps you are a director with a concept in your head and need a team to make it happen.   

Want to work with a designer but don’t know any designers? Want to chat ideas through with a videographer, but don’t know any?   

Join us for an exploration of How to tell your story with digital artist Grant Archer and Set designer Katie Scott.   

We ask you to bring an idea of a show to the session (this might be something you’re making/writing or an existing piece of work you’d be interested in exploring further) and a question you are struggling with. Together we’ll see if we can investigate ways to tell your story, your way.   

This will be a relaxed, in-conversation-style workshop, where Katie and Grant will share their experiences, and talk to you about where to find design collaborators and there will also be time to ask your own questions.   

About Grant Archer 

Grant is a digital artist creating theatrical installation work that explores the relationship between live and recorded media and storytelling. In 2015 he co-founded Take Back Theatre with actor Julie Hesmondhalgh and writer Rebekah Harrison, responding to social and political issues. Recent works include Video Design for An Adventure at Octagon Theatre, Bolton; short film Angel of History in collaboration with ballerina Nicky Hensall, actress Shobna Gulati and composer Ashkay Gulati, Oldham Coliseum’s interactive digital murder mystery Whodunnit at the Coliseum; Connect – a series of phone conversations at HOME, Manchester; Patient – an audio/visual installation at Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Virtual Reality films at The Lowry, Oldham Coliseum and various site-specific locations. Grant is also an Associate Artist with Oldham Coliseum. He frequently collaborated with the theatre’s artistic and learning teams on digital projects throughout the pandemic and is developing further digital installation work. 

About Katie Scott 

Katie Scott is an award-winning Designer based in the North West. After graduating from LIPA in 2012, Katie was the inaugural recipient of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Prize for Theatre Design. She is an Associate Artist of Box Of Tricks Theatre Company and a committee member of the SBTD. 

Design credits include: HERE (Curious Monkey)  Sleeping Beauty (The Dukes Lancaster) The Jungle Book (Oldham Coliseum)  The Travelling Playhouse: Fairy Poppins and The Naughty Winter Ghost (Leeds Playhouse)  Seagulls (Bolton Octagon)  Cinderella (The Dukes Lancaster)  Peter Pan (The Dukes Lancaster)  A Skull in Connemara – (Oldham Coliseum) Searching For the Heart Of Leeds (Leeds Playhouse) Under the Market Roof  (Junction8 Theatre Company) Held (Liverpool Playhouse Studio – Winner of Everyman & Playhouse Design Prize and Daily Post Arts Award for Best Design 2012).  

For Box Of Tricks Theatre Company; National Studio Tours of: Narvik (Winner of Best New Play UK Theatre Awards) Plastic Figurines, Spark Plug. Rural Tours of Chip Shop Chips, Last Quiz Night On Earth. 

Suitable for Age 18+

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £10 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options.