An afternoon of enlightenment for emerging theatre makers delivered by leading industry professionals, including workshops and seminars for aspiring directors, actors, writers and producers. You’ll attend one of the following events and then everyone will come together to attend the Q&A with industry experts.
Writing short form theatre – A practical workshop led by Lindsay Williams and Cathy Crabb
14:00 – 15:30
Ever wanted to write a play? This practical workshop will explore structuring and writing short theatre pieces from a fifteen minute piece to a one act play. Some people start writing a play based on characters, others start with ideas and stories- which is right for you?
Starting your own theatre company and applying for funding (seminar)
14:00 – 15:15
Stephen Freeman from Arts Council England will talk about setting up your organisation to build relationships with the wider theatre sector, strengthening organisations and becoming a key part of the local ecology. He will talk about how ACE supports artists and organisations and provide an insight into the current funding climate and where we are headed, with reference to funding programmes that might be appropriate for emerging theatre makers.
Q&A with industry experts
15:45 – 16:45
A Q&A session with some of Manchester’s leading industry experts including Kevin Jamieson (theatre producer) Stephen Freeman (Arts Council England) Sally Sheridan (Actors Agent) and Peter Hunt (Casting Director).