Workshops

 

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You can view the whole programme here: this should help you plan your week with us at NSDF. 

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Sunday 14th 
 

The Principles of Arts Marketing | Nadia Niesterowicz-Newstead

Being a theatre critic & the art and craft of critical writing | Mark Shenton

Being in a Gang: Making Work as an Ensemble | Ali Pidsley | Barrel Organ

Solo Work | Chris Thorpe

Material Generator: how to make something from nothing | Elin Schofield

How to be Erotic | Glen Walford

Movement Directing and New Musicals | Lucy Hind

Sound Design 101 | Ali Stringer and Hamish Ellis

Casting: What is a Casting Director and how can they help me? | Hannah Miller, Wendy Spon, Sam Stevenson

The Art of Budgeting | David Byrne | New Diorama Theatre

Harriet Walter in Conversation with James Phillips | Dame Harriet Walter

A Rigging Workshop | Alex Duke | Blackout

 

Monday 15th 

 

Phonetics, RP and dialects | Gary Owston | Bristol Old Vic

Finding the comic hero | Aschlin Ditta 

Lawyer Up: Theatre on Trial | Nima Taleghani

What does a Literary Manager do? (Q and A) | Clare Slater | Donmar Warehouse

Impro is easy and anyone can do it | Oliver Senton

Producing new work the Fuel way | Kate McGrath

How to be a Working Warrior Actor in the 21st Century | Daphne Alexander

Moving on in Stage Management | Louise Grainger | Equity 

Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Production | Ella Ashworth and Cat Pewsey | Mountview

Sketch and character comedy | Lee Griffiths | Soho Theatre

The Director and the Actor Process | Lakesha Arie-Angelo | Soho Theatre

Playing with form - Playwriting workshop | Charlotte Bennett | Soho Theatre

Arts Council Funding | David Byrne | New Diorama Theatre

Expressive Movement | Michael White | Alra 

New plays VS old plays | Roy Alexander Weise 

Practical analysis- working with text | Julia Thomas | National Theatre of Wales

QLab for Theatre | Chris Drohan | ASD

Shake up your speech: Contemporary Monologues | Joan Iyiola | The Mono Box

James Phillips and Alan Lane: our lives in the vicinity of theatre | James Philips and Alan Lane

Chris Haydon | How to make a short film 

 

Tuesday 16th

 

Source to Performance | James Blakey | Slung Low

Making Verbatim Theatre | Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks | LUNG 

The Core Questions- Acting Workshops | Paul- Ryan Carberry

Why Is That So Funny?: Exploring Physical Comedy | John Wright

Introduction to Gig Theatre | Marc Graham | Middle Child

Starting Out as a Director and/or Assistant Director | Elin Schofield

Simon Stephens in Conversation | Simon Stephens

Acting for Camera | Andrew Blake | ALRA

The Colour of Light | Declan Randell | ETC Ltd. 

Shake up your speech: Classical Monologues | Joan Iyiola | The Mono Box

Ask a stupid question, technical forum | Lucy Jenkins and Suzie Inglis

Everything you want to know about the difference between Subsidised and Commercial/West End theatre | Chris Stafford and Donna Munday

Introduction to Filmmaking | Brett Chapman

Pursuing a career in sound in theatre | Gareth Fry | ASD

Text analysis | Chris Haydon

Running a Pay What You Decide Venue, Running a mouthy theatre company, Running a Cultural Community College and Doing it All at Once | Alan Lane and Joanna Resnick | Slung Low 

Starting points for Physical Improvisation | Helen Goalen | Rashdash

Video Projection | Pete Wallace and Karl Dixon | Guildhall

 

Wednesday 17th 

 

Improvising Shakespeare | Scott Handy 

Knowing your Rights | Amy Dawson | Equity 

Acting Without Bullshit: What can mask work teach us about acting? | John Wright

Introduction to Gig Theatre 2 | Marc Graham | Middle Child

Male ally-ship in the Arts post #MeToo | Holly Roughan | Headlong 

In conversation with Timberlake Wertenbaker | Timberlake Wertenbaker

Rapping & Re-writing Shakespeare | Nima Taleghani

Writing Rotterdam | Jon Brittain

On the road with Paines Plough | James Grieve | Paines Plough

Designing Theatre Buildings | Catrin Powell

INALA movement workshop | Pietra Mello-Pittman | Sisters Grimm

Audition technique and surviving the self tape | Carlyss Peer

Getting Your Own Work Off the Ground | Ali Pidsley

Playful Devising and creative access? | Nickie Miles-Wilden

Making People’s Theatre | Alan Lane | Slung Low

Sound Design and Storytelling | Gareth Fry | ASD

Starting Out | Ishy Din

Shaping Sound | Ali Stringer 

 

Thursday 18th 

 

Doodles and obscure film references - Developing a visual dialogue | Ali Pidsley and Grace Smart

How to Get Your First Job in Theatre Producing | Donna Munday 

Collaborative Writing | Jon Brittain

Lighting Pre-visualisation with wysiwyg | David Howard 

Combining text and movement | Abbi Greenland

Making work with the Community | Imogen Brodie,  Rob Lehmann and Georgia Dale | Young Vic

Immersive Theatre I: Sensory Storytelling | Joe Bunce | Paper Finch 

Re-drafting & Interrogating New Work | Suzanne Bell | Royal Exchange Manchester

Everything is f-ked so let's make some theatre | Chris Thorpe

Exploring 'The Jungle' | Dina Mousawi | Good Chance

Audition Monologue Technique | Martin Berry | Nottingham Playhouse

How to write the climate | April De Angelis

Theatre and the Community | Ian Tidbury | Mountview

Turning an Idea into a Play | James Phillips

Fuck, That’s Dangerous! | Ben Stephens | The Albany 

The Right Speaker the Right Place  | Mark Cunningham 

Encouraging and Supporting Women in Technical Theatre | Emma Wallis

 

Friday 19th

 

Immersive Theatre II: The Playing Audience | Joe Bunce | Paper Finch 

Writing for Performance | Chris Thorpe

Starting Your Own Company: how to make work and get off the ground | Elin Schofield

The Importance of Design | Grace Smart 

Being An Assistant Director |Sean Linnen

An introduction to Passing Through - movement for everyone | James Blakey | Slunglow

Devising Movement scenes | Helen Goalen | Rashdash

Staging Space | Chris Haydon

Introduction to Lighting Design| Elliot Griggs

Producing work in non-theatre spaces | Joanna Resnick | Slung Low 

 

Scroll down for more information about each individual workshops. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why Is That So Funny?: Exploring Physical Comedy

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

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Writing for Performance (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 10:30 - 13:00

see more

Writing Rotterdam

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: Wednesday 17th April

see more

What does a Literary Manager do? (Q and A)

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.00

see more

Turning an Idea into a Play

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

The Right Speaker the Right Place

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Theatre and the Community

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

The Principles of Arts Marketing

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

The Importance of Design

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

The Director and the Actor Process

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11:00 - 13:00

see more

The Core Question: Acting Workshops

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Text Analysis (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

The Art of Budgeting

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 11.30 - 13.00

see more

The Colour of Light

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Starting Your Own Company: how to make work and get off the ground

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Starting points for Physical Improvisation

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Starting Out

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.45 - 13.15

see more

Starting Out as a Director and/or Assistant Director

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Staging Space

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Source to Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Sound Design and Storytelling

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Solo Work

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Sketch and Character Comedy

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Simon Stephens in Conversation

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.30

see more

Shake up your speech: Contemporary Monologues

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Shake up your speech: Classical Monologues

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11:00 - 13:00

see more

Running a Pay What You Decide Venue, Running a mouthy theatre company, Running a Cultural Community College and Doing it All at Once

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Re-drafting & Interrogating New Work

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Rapping & Re-writing Shakespeare

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.30

see more

Pursuing a career in sound in theatre

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Producing work in non-theatre spaces

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.30 - 13.00

see more

Practical analysis- working with text

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Production

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.00 and 12.00 - 13.00

see more

Playing with form - Playwriting workshop

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Playful Devising and creative access?

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.00 - 13.00

see more

Phonetics, RP and dialects

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 10.30 -13.00

see more

Sound 101 (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

On the road with Paines Plough

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

New Plays VS Old Plays

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Moving on in Stage Manager

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Movement Directing and New Musicals

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.00 - 11.45

see more

QLab for Theatre

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Material Generator: how to make something from nothing

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.00 - 11.45

see more

Male ally-ship in the Arts post #MeToo

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Making work with the Community

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Making Verbatim Theatre

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Lighting Pre-visualisation with wysiwyg

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 12.30

see more

Making People's Theatre

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Lawyer Up: Theatre on Trial

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 10.30 - 12.00

see more

Shaping Sound

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Video Mapping for Live Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 12.00 - 13.00

see more

Introduction to Lighting Design

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.15 - 13.00

see more

James Phillips and Alan Lane: our lives in the vicinity of theatre

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Introduction to Gig Theatre!

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Introduction to Gig Theatre 2!

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Introduction to Film Making

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

INALA Movement Workshop

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

In Conversation with Timberlake Wertenbaker

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.30

see more

Improvising Shakespeare

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Impro is easy and anyone can do it

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Immersive Theatre I: Sensory Storytelling

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Immersive Theatre II: The Playing Audience

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

How to write the Climate

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

How to make a short film

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

How to get your first job in Theatre Producing

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 12.00

see more

How to be Erotic (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.00 - 11.45

see more

How to be a Working Warrior Actor in the 21st Century

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Harriet Walter in Conversation with James Phillips

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 12.00 - 13.00

see more

Getting Your Own Work Off the Ground

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Fuck, That's Dangerous!

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Finding the Comic Hero

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Expressive Movement

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Exploring 'The Jungle'

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 12.30

see more

Everything you want to know about the difference between Subsidised and Commercial/West End theatre

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Everything is fucked so let's make some theatre

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Doodles and obscure film references - Developing a visual dialogue.

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 12.00

see more

Devising Movement scenes

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Designing Theatre Buildings (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Combining text and movement

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Collaborative Writing

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 10.30 -12.30

see more

Casting: What is a Casting Director and how can they help me?

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 11.30 - 13.00

see more

Being in a Gang: Making Work as an Ensemble

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.00 - 11.30

see more

Being An Assistant Director

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Being a theatre critic & the art and craft of critical writing

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 10.00 - 11.30

see more

Audition Monologue Technique

Date / Time: Thursday 18th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Ask a stupid question, technical forum

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Arts Council Funding

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Audition Technique and How to Survive the Self Tape

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13-00

see more

An introduction to Passing Through - movement for everyone

Date / Time: Friday 19th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Acting Without Bullshit: What can mask work teach us about acting?

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Acting for Camera (NSDF19)

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11:00 - 13:00

see more

A Rigging Workshop

Date / Time: Sunday 14th April

Duration: 14.00 - 17.00

see more

Producing New Work the Fuel Way

Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more

Knowing your Rights

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 10.30 - 13.00

see more

Encouraging and Supporting Women in Technical Theatre

Date / Time: Wednesday 17th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

see more