The Bigger Room Project
the bigger room project
An Online Room Can Be A Bigger Room.
At the start of April we staged #NSDF20, our virtual Festival that was created in just two weeks after Coronavirus Pandemic forced us to cancel our original plans.
Every crisis offers lessons, and the success of our online Festival has given NSDF the chance to reflect and recalibrate.
Our online work has given us scope for new methods in our desire to reach out and welcome more people into our NSDF Family, a family that has been widening since our first ever Festival in 1956.
What is The Bigger Room Project?
Whilst we will never turn our backs on the power of live art shared together in a communal space, this is an opportunity we will not neglect.
Therefore we will be instituting monthly events, broadcast live via our Zoom and Facebook, which will be free and available to all.
They will feature Industry Leaders - from the UK and the wider world - giving Masterclasses.
Recent guests in The Bigger Room have included: Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, Roy Williams, Indira Varma, Mike Leigh, Rosamund Pike, Francesca Moody with Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Abigail Graham, Armando Iannucci and Joanna Scanlan and Erica Whyman in conversation with Alan Lane.
As with every aspect of #NSDF20, all the events in The Bigger Room will be free and available to everyone.
DATES & REGISTRATION LINKS
All events in The Bigger Room will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live.
All events in this series will be captioned live.
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER | 18:00-19:00 BST
RICHARD SCHIFF IN CONVERSATION WITH TAMARA HARVEY
Richard Schiff is an Emmy award winning actor and director. His work in television includes The West Wing, Ballers and The Good Doctor. His work in film includes Clemency, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Dr. Dolittle and I am Sam.
Tamara Harvey is the Artistic Director of Theatre Clwyd and Olivier award winning director who has worked in the West End and throughout the UK and abroad. Her work includes Home I’m Darling, Skylight, Pilgrims and Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer.
WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER | 18:00-19:00 BST
KWAME KWEI-ARMAH IN CONVERSATION WITH NIMA TALEGHANI
Kwame Kwei-Armah is an actor, playwright, director and broadcaster. In 2018 he became the Artistic Director of the Young Vic. His recent directing work includes Tree, Twelfth Night and Comedy of Errors. In 2019 he was the Chair of the Brentwood Prize for playwriting.
Nima Taleghani is an actor and poet, an NSDF alumni and is now an NSDF Selector. His work includes The White Whale, Cyrano De Bergerac and Romeo and Juliet.
THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER | 13:00-14:00 BST
FIRST FRINGE? TIPS & TRICKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL FIRST FRINGE SHOW
A panel discussion with Barrel Organ & RashDash on what goes into making a successful first fringe show.
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER | 18:00-19:00
EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL PANEL DISCUSSION
REBUILDING THE FRINGE: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE AND HOW?
A panel discussion in association with Shedinburgh Fringe Festival.
Current guests include Francesca Moody, Yolanda Mercy, Katie Posner, Daniel Ward and Anthony Alderson.
Francesca Moody is an award-winning and Oliver Nominated Theatre Producer. Their work includes Baby Reindeer, Whitewash, Squarego. Francesca was the original producer of the multi-award winning Fleabag.
Yolanda Mercy is a London based Writer and Performer for stage, screen and audio. She is an Underbelly Untapped award winner and was shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards for her play Quarter Life Crisis. Her other work includes On The Edge Of Me and BBW.
Katie Posner is an award winning Director and the current joint Artistic Director of theatre company Paines Plough. Her recent work includes My Mother Said I Never Should, Mold Riots and The Seven Ages of Patience.
Daniel Ward is a writer and actor from South London. A graduate of the NYT and LAMDA, his debut play The Canary and the Crow opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, before touring the UK. His other work includes The First, The Barber Shop Chronicles and The Amen Corner.
Anthony Alderson is currently the Director of the Pleasance Theatre Trust. Anthony is the Vice-Chairman of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and is on the board of directors for The National Student Drama Festival and Red 61 Ltd a ticketing and marketing company.
Help us furnish The Bigger Room
We are looking for friends to help us continue the NSDF Bigger Room.
Would you consider a donation of £10 to help support this new venture?