Workshops

We programme a range of performing, producing and technical workshops throughout the Festival.  Booking opens at 3pm on Monday 3rd April. You can't cancel workshops once you've booked them, so please ensure that you've made the right choices.

The schedule is available for download in an easily digestible format here.

 

 

 

 

 

Creating Work as an Ensemble

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Suiting the Action to the Word

Schools Only

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Brush Up On Your Shakespeare

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 hours

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An Introduction to Dante

Technical Workshop

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th

Duration: 3 hours

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Writing for Performance

Writing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Sound 101

Technical

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Being in the Moment

Performance

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Getting the Beers In: How Producing Really Works

Producing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Directing: Starting Out

Directing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Creating Immersive Theatre

Devising

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Audition Technique

Performance

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Royal Shakespeare Company Text Work

Performance/Directing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Being A Writer and Getting An Agent

Writing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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The Role of the Critic

Writing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 2 Hours

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Ensemble Skills and Audition Technique

Performance

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Truthful Verse

Performance

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Making a New Musical

Musical Theatre

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Breaking Down Barriers to Performing Shakespeare

Performance

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Playing with a Modern Monologue

Performance

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Horus

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Getting Started

Writing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Wireless Mastered (SHURE)

Technical

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 2 hours

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Electricity: Power Distribution, Protection and Earthing

Technical

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Producer's Workshop

Producing

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Staging Space

Directing

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Introduction to Phonetics and Dialects

Performance

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 2 Hours

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Introduction to the Ensemble

Performance

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Teachers' Round Table

Teachers Only

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Why We Make Theatre and Why We Make This Play

Writing

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Avenue Q Masterclass

Performance

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Auditioning the Singing Actor

Performance

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Gig Theatre: Not Just Chucking a Guitar In

Devising

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Space & Aesthetic: How Not to Distract From the Story You Are Telling

Directing

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Theatre & Physicality

Performance

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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WYSIWYG - Lighting Visualisation and Plots

Technical

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Design 101

Technical

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 hours

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LED in Theatre (Robe UK)

Technical

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Edinburgh: The Risks and Rewards

Producing/General

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Marketing Yourself (for Actors)

General/Self Producing

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Voice (Schools)

Schools Only

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 2 Hours

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Casting: The Jigsaw Puzzle

Casting/Directing/Producing

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Horus

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Acting for Auditions

Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Creating a Character: Actions and Objectives

Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Singing for Actors

Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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How Can You Change Things?

General

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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The Writer/Director Relationship

Writing/Directing

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Pinter: Pace, Precision, Pitch

Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Text & Physicality: Directing Through Movement

Performance

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Behind the Scenes (It's All About Caffeine)

Technical

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Preparing to Direct

Directing

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Zero88: Introduction to Consoles

Technical

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Surviving Edinburgh

General

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Text and Movement

Performance

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Basic Video

Technical

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Developing Ensemble Work Through Physical Scores

Performance

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Q&A with Hannah Miller

Casting/Producing/General

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Vocational Postgraduate Performance Training

Performance/General

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Directing a Play: Where to Start

Directing

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Being an Actor/Musician

Performance/Music

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Writer's Drop In

Writing

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Let's Push Things Forward

Performance/Devising

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Staging the All Access Way

Technical

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Rigging Basics

Technical

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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How to Run a Workshop

General

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Being an Artist

General

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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No Question Too Stupid

General

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Being a Director

Directing

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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How the Fuck Do I Talk About What's Going On?

General

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Making Work, Staying Sane, Getting Paid

General

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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How to Get Your First Job in Arts Producing

Producing/General

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 1.5 Hours

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An Introduction to Pyrotechnics

Technial

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 2 Hours

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Acting Through Song Masterclass

For Musical Directors and Actors

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Playwriting: Making Your Ideas Work

Writing

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Voiceover Acting

Performance

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Introduction to Viewpoints

Performance/Directing

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Choosing Audition Songs

Performance

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Producing Properly at EdFringe

Producing

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Production Electrics for Large Scale Events

Technical

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Building the Strangest Ideas

Technical

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 1.5 Hours

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Directing for Theatre

Directing

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Classical Monologue Surgery

Performance

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Counterweight Flying Workshop

Technical

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Let's Make Something

Devising

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 hours

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Preparing a Text

Directing/Performance

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Acting for the Camera

Performance

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Speed Networking

General

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Directing with Music

Directing/Devising

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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A Contemporary Struggle

Performance/Devising

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Audition Surgery

Performance

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 10 mins

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Getting Out of Your Head and Into the Room

Performance / Devising

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Getting Out of Your Head And Into the Room (Schools)

Schools Only

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 1.5 Hours

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Shape and Structure

Writing

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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RSC: Text Work

Performance/Directing

Date / Time: Monday 10th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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RSC: Masterclass

Performance / Directing

Date / Time: Tuesday 11th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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RSC: Text and Voice

Performance / Directing

Date / Time: Wednesday 12th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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RSC: Text Study

Performance / Directing

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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RSC: Voice

Performance / Directing

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Getting the Most from Wireless DMX

Technical

Date / Time: Thursday 13th April

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Singing for Actors

Performance

Date / Time: Friday 14th April

Duration: 3 Hours

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Lighting 101

Technical

Date / Time: Sunday 9th April

Duration: 1hr 30

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Please wear loose fitting clothes and be prepared to be bare foot.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Alex is Artistic Director of Action To The Word Theatre Company, Professor of Shakespeare and educational practitioner. www.actiontotheword.com \/@alexshakespeare &nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/creating-work-as-an-ensemble"},{"title":"Suiting the Action to the Word","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p><em>Please note - this workshop is for Schools Only (ages 16-18)<\/em><\/p><p>Cracking open Shakespeare&rsquo;s canon and smashing through some of the myths connected to his study, this practical workshop allows students of Shakespeare the space to fall in love with him as a story teller\/craftsman and human psychologist. A workshop about Shakespearean action, we focus on communication\/the world of the play and a new way to approach the text as a director and actor.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Alexandra Spencer-Jones is&nbsp;Artistic Director of Action To The Word Theatre Company, Professor of Shakespeare and educational practitioner.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/suiting-the-action-to-the-word"},{"title":"Brush Up On Your Shakespeare","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Using Romeo &amp; Juliet as a starting work we will dissect character, language and theme, exploring empathy, the text on and off the page. Scripts provided. 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We will cover assisting work, working on the fringe, how to write cover letters and CVs and anything else you want answered. 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As well as looking after his own roster of both established and emerging playwrights, directors and major literary estates, Luke also operates as an associate agent to leading literary agent Mel Kenyon, co-representing key elements in the careers of clients including Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Caryl Churchill, David Greig, Robert Holman, the Sarah Kane Estate, Simon Stephens, and the Tennessee Williams Estate, amongst others. 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Please wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>NYT associate artist Matt Harrison is currently Assistant Director to Emma Rice on Kneehigh&rsquo;s &lsquo;The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk&rsquo; and is working with Olivier Nominee James Fritz on his production &lsquo;The Fall&rsquo;.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/ensemble-skills-and-audition-technique"},{"title":"Truthful Verse","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work on scenes from Lorca&#39;s brilliant Blood Wedding translated and adapted by Ted Hughes and get to the guts of the text - the sense comes first, not the emotion.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Michael is the Director of NSDF and trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Drama School.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/truthful-verse"},{"title":"Making a New Musical","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>In this workshop we will explore the process for making musicals and some of the key crafts (design, direction, composition, lyrics, performing) utilised.&nbsp;Nick will&nbsp;use his own show, ON THE OUTBREATH,&nbsp;an original chamber musical brought to the&nbsp;Festival by a Hull&nbsp;University company&nbsp;in 1984,&nbsp;to evidence this.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Nick was a former Head of Acting at both Central and LIPA, where is currently still teaches. He was a member of OBIE award-winning gay clown troupe Bloolips. His involvement with NSDF includes Selector, Noises Off Editor, workshop co-ordinator and Judge and Board member.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/making-a-new-musical"},{"title":"Breaking Down Barriers to Performing Shakespeare","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This is a practical session on pieces of text in which we will explore fresh ways to reaching performance clarity and connectivity beyond the usual reliance on verse mechanics. A contemporary, industry-facing session on tough texts, preparing them for audition and performing them in all manner of spaces and making them clear and honest. Please wear comfortable rehearsal clothes. Please bring a speech from a play by Shakespeare that you are familiar with. There is additional value in being off-book, but plenty to explore if you&rsquo;re not. Other texts will be provided.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Prasanna studied medicine at New College, Oxford and is now a writer, actor and director. He is currently an Associate Artist of Wilton&rsquo;s Music Hall and is on the Boards of the National Youth Theatre and Headlong. He was a National Student Drama Festival judge in 2016.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/breaking-down-barriers-to-performing-shakespeare"},{"title":"Playing with a Modern Monologue","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Bring a bit of contemporary writing to play around with in monologue form. We&#39;ll test out different ways of playing with text and use what we do to talk about rehearsal and performance techniques.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tamara is the Artisitc Director of Theatr Clwyd, and the Chair of the Judges for NSDF17.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/playing-with-a-modern-monologue"},{"title":"Getting Started","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A workshop looking at the most important bit of being a playwright - finding your voice. With writing challenges in response to words, pictures, songs and lucky-dip objects to start building characters and stories.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tom is from Hull. Plays include: Me, As A Penguin; The Kitchen Sink (which won the Critic&rsquo;s Circle and George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright); Jumpers for Goalposts; Cosmic; Folk; and Broken Biscuits.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/getting-started"},{"title":"Wireless Mastered (SHURE)","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Wireless Mastered demystifies the world of wireless by providing Sound Engineers and Production Professionals with the knowledge and confidence to operate reliable, secure wireless microphone systems in today&#39;s challenging RF environment. You will need basic audio knowledge to attend.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/wireless-mastered-shure"},{"title":"Electricity: Power Distribution, Protection and Earthing","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Want to know how electricity works and how electrical systems are designed? Suitable for beginners, this workshop will also take a more detailed look into production electrics, how and why problems occur and what you can do about it.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/electricity-power-distribution-protection-and-earthing"},{"title":"Producer's Workshop","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Learn the skills needed to be a successful creative producer. Chris will look at networking, developing ideas and the business of theatre. This workshop is suitable for theatremakers, freelance producers and those starting small companies.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Chris Grady has worked on the development of emerging theatre for 30 years. He was previously CEO of Buxton Opera House, General Manager of Pleasance Theatres and Head of International Licensing for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/producers-workshop"},{"title":"Staging Space","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This workshop will examine the different principles of creating a dynamic space on stage for your actors to inhabit. We will examine the process of staging a play so that it feels good for the actors and looks good for the audience.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Christopher is a freelance theatre director. He was Artisitic Director of the The Gate between 2012-2017.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/staging-space"},{"title":"Introduction to Phonetics and Dialects","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Phonetics is a science of sound and is the safest way to learn accents &amp; dialects. It analyses how we make speech sounds and then modify them to produce the many varieties used in world dialects. We will start by checking out some phonetic symbols and then seeing, and hearing, how to apply this system to arrive at a Standard British pronunciation and then look at various American dialects.<\/p><p>Gary Owston trained as an Actor at The Rose Bruford College Of Speech And Drama, and Voice Teacher at The Central School Of Speech And Drama. He has worked in the West End, and both T.V. and film; currently at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he has also taught in America and most of the leading drama schools in England.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/introduction-to-phonetics-and-dialects"},{"title":"Introduction to the Ensemble","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>What is the ensemble? And how do you become a good ensemble performer? This practical workshop explores the ensemble practice and an approach to making ensemble work. This is a very practical session, please wear clothes and shoes you can move in freely.<\/p><p>Jen Tang is an award-winning freelance stage director and theatre maker, working across new writing, opera and devised work. &nbsp;Trained at UEA and Theatre Royal Plymouth where she was resident assistant director for 2013-14, Jennifer has worked with the Young Vic, the Royal Opera House, The Gate, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/introduction-to-the-ensemble"},{"title":"Teachers' Round Table","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>The chance to talk about the things your students ask about to help them move forwards into the industry. Equity has 5000+ performing arts student members and a lot of insights, experience and information to share.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Louise set up Equity&rsquo;s student membership scheme and covers marketing, training, events and membership services including anti-bullying and mental well-being initiatives. Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/teachers-round-table"},{"title":"Why We Make Theatre and Why We Make This Play","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We\u2019ll try to answer the big questions: Why we ever bother doing this in the first place.<\/p><p>\u00a0<\/p><p>Luke has written for Soho Theatre, HighTide, Bush Theatre, Young Vic,\/B.A.M New York, Theatre Isango, Hull Truck, Liverpool Unity, Nuffield Theatre Southhampton, Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Middle Child, Latitude Festival, The Unicorn and Channel 4.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/why-we-make-theatre-and-why-we-make-this-play"},{"title":"Avenue Q Masterclass","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This fun workshop is an Avenue Q specific puppetry musical theatre workshop detailing the specialist techniques used in the multi award winning show. Mark Goldthorp who has 20 years of puppetry and musical theatre experience was in the Original London version of the show for 2 years and is ideally equipped to take you through your paces. You will lip sync, focus plus many more techniques developed for the show.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Mark has recently performed in Sunset Boulevard (Sheldrake). See What I Wanna Wee by Michael John la Chiusa. Other credits include: Matilda (Doctor\/Escapologist), Avenue Q (Nicky\/Trekkie), 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Woman in White, and Beauty and the Beast.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/avenue-q-masterclass"},{"title":"Auditioning the Singing Actor","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A chance to work on audition songs, as well as looking at key issues that convern most young performers (repertoire, audition strategies, networks, do's and dont's). Please bring along songs, and sheet music for piano accompanient,\u00a0you are planning to use for auditions, and have performed before .<\/p><p>\u00a0<\/p><p>Nick was a former Head of Acting at both Central and LIPA, where is currently still teaches. He was a member of OBIE award-winning gay clown troupe Bloolips. His involvement with NSDF includes Selector, Noises Off Editor, workshop co-ordinator and Judge and Board member.<\/p><p>\u00a0<\/p><p>\u00a0<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/auditioning-the-singing-actor"},{"title":"Gig Theatre: Not Just Chucking a Guitar In","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A surge in &ldquo;gig theatre&rdquo; has begun, but what is it? A workshop for writers and composers on how to approach making &ldquo;gig theatre&rdquo; and what it is (and isn&rsquo;t). We will look at techniques on how to approach making a piece from the concept right through to the first performance and how to merge genres and styles to create exciting new work.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Paul is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Middle Child theatre company, for whom he has directed shows including&nbsp;Weekend Rockstars,&nbsp;Ten Storey Love Song&nbsp;and&nbsp;Saturday Night &amp; Sunday Morning. Middle Child are an associate company of Paines Plough and Paul is an Associate Artist at Hull Truck.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/gig-theatre-not-just-chucking-a-guitar-in"},{"title":"Space & Aesthetic: How Not to Distract From the Story You Are Telling","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Are you a theatre maker? Director? Theatre Designer Interested in having a go? Making work with little or no budget? How do Directors and Designers work together? If you don&rsquo;t have access to a designer how do you think about aesthetic- How does the visual that you put in front of the audience support the story you are telling? &nbsp; This session explores just that What questions to ask and how to start to think about approaching design in your work. What is design?<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Psyche is a freelance theatre director and an NSDF Selector.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/space-aesthetic-how-not-to-distract-from-the-story-you-are-telling"},{"title":"Theatre & Physicality ","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>In this highly physical workshop we will work on ways of generating and developing physical material and how to explore it&rsquo;s potential in rehearsal and performance. Wear trainers \/ clothes you can move easily in.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Simon is a director, movement director and theatre-maker, and has worked with the likes of The National Theatre of Scotland, Soho Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is Associate Director (Learn &amp; Train) at Frantic Assembly and Co-Director of Rough Fiction. Recent work includes associate movement direction on The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time and The Go-Between (Gielgud \/ Apollo, West End).&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/theatre-physicality"},{"title":"WYSIWYG - Lighting Visualisation and Plots","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Modern theatrical productions rely heavily on visualisation, plots and electronic paperwork. Visualisation tools such as CAST Software WYSIWYG allow you to experiment and develop ideas before arriving at a venue. This interactive taster session will be lead by an authorised WYSIWYG trainer who has worldwide experience of training industry professionals and students alike. Students attending this session will learn how to develop lighting plots and create 3D visuals for a theatrical production. The training will also prove useful to students when applying for University courses &ndash; they will be able to reference the experience in their personal statements and in building their portfolios in preparation for their future careers.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Lighting Designer, Production Electrician and Programmer Stuart has experience within the entertainment industry, ranging from theatre to corporate as well as museum, hotel and roadway lighting schemes in the architectural lighting industry. An &lsquo;Authorised Trainer&rsquo; of&nbsp;CAST&nbsp;Software&nbsp;WYSIWYG, having delivered courses for companies, colleges and universities worldwide Stuart is pleased to be able to offer a masterclass in WYSIWYG at the NSDF 2017<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/wysiwyg--lighting-visualisation-and-plots"},{"title":"Design 101","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>It&#39;s one big dysfunctional family. Come have a chat with us about the weird and wonderful world of Theatre Design across all disciplines.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Suzie is a Technical Advisor and Anthony Doran is Head of Lighting.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/design-101"},{"title":"LED in Theatre (Robe UK)","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This workshop will be an overview of the latest Robe LED Theatre fixtures with practical advice on using them in a theatre lighting design, from professional Lighting Designer Andy Webb. Robe Lighting is based in the Czech Republic and manufactures innovative, high quality moving lights and digital lighting products.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/led-in-theatre-robe-uk"},{"title":"Edinburgh: The Risks and Rewards","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Why present at the toughest arts festival in the world, surely it would be safer to stay at home?&nbsp;Is Edinburgh the best option for new work? Are there&nbsp;other options?&nbsp;This workshop with the Director of Pleasance Theatre Trust will look at&nbsp;how to make your work look attractive to venues,&nbsp;how to make the most out of the experience and how&nbsp;not lose any more than your shirts.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Anthony Alderson studied Stage Management at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is the Director of the Pleasance Theatre Trust, the Chair of the Board for Blind Summit Theatre Company, and is in the Board of Red 61 and NSDF.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/edinburgh-the-risks-and-rewards"},{"title":"Marketing Yourself (for Actors)","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Learn how to market yourself as an actor and theatre maker. Explore the skills of networking and successful self-promotion and presentation. Never sit waiting for the phone to ring again!<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Chris Grady has worked on the development of emerging theatre for 30 years. He was previously CEO of Buxton Opera House, General Manager of Pleasance Theatres and Head of International Licensing for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/marketing-yourself-for-actors"},{"title":"Voice (Schools)","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This class will focus on Vocal Stagecraft: being heard and understood at first hearing.<\/p><p>Gary Owston trained as an Actor at The Rose Bruford College Of Speech And Drama, and Voice Teacher at The Central School Of Speech And Drama. He has worked in the West End, and both T.V. and film; currently at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he has also taught in America and most of the leading drama schools in England.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/voice-schools"},{"title":"Casting: The Jigsaw Puzzle","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>How to cast an acting company. An opportunity to go step by step through the casting process from first ideas to making the final offer to an actor with Hannah Miller, Head of Casting at the RSC. A practical session for producers, directors and actors who want to find out more about the mysterious art of Casting.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Hannah is Head of Casting at the RSC, and a Judge at NSDF17.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/casting-the-jigsaw-puzzle"},{"title":"Acting for Auditions","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A hands-on acting workshop looking at contemporary and classical monologues for auditions. Participants will work through a monologue of their choice. Observers will be able to follow the participants&rsquo; progress, pick up techniques and take part in a Q &amp; A.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>The session will be run by Jacqui Somerville Head of Postgraduate Performance at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Participants should bring a short monologue (no more than 2 minutes long) from a classic or contemporary play.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/acting-for-auditions"},{"title":"Creating a Character: Actions and Objectives","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Creating a character from scratch can be daunting. Where to begin? Using text from Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights, we will look at some simple and effective techniques for unlocking characters, and some popular methods for bringing them to life. Scripts provided. &nbsp;This is a practical session - please wear clothes\/shoes you can move in freely.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Jen Tang is an award-winning freelance stage director and theatre maker, working across new writing, opera and devised work. &nbsp;Trained at UEA and Theatre Royal Plymouth where she was resident assistant director for 2013-14, Jennifer has worked with the Young Vic, the Royal Opera House, The Gate, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/creating-a-character-actions-and-objectives"},{"title":"Singing for Actors","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work through basic elements of singing technique and voice production for singing, to build confidence and end with some group singing. Wear non-restrictive clothes.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Katy is a London-based musical director. She read music at the University of Leeds, before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent credits include: 21 Theatre&rsquo;s The Blues Brothers, Action to the Word&rsquo;s Dracula, and Canal Caf\u00e9&rsquo;s News Revue. Katy also teaches at both the American Musical Theatre Academy and at Mountview. Having first attended NSDF in 2013 as musical director with Facehunters, and then in 2014 with Americana, she is thrilled to be returning this year as a part of the team.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/singing-for-actors"},{"title":"Singing for Actors","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work through basic elements of singing technique and voice production for singing, to build confidence and end with some group singing. Wear non-restrictive clothes.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Katy is a London-based musical director. She read music at the University of Leeds, before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent credits include: 21 Theatre&rsquo;s The Blues Brothers, Action to the Word&rsquo;s Dracula, and Canal Caf\u00e9&rsquo;s News Revue. Katy also teaches at both the American Musical Theatre Academy and at Mountview. Having first attended NSDF in 2013 as musical director with Facehunters, and then in 2014 with Americana, she is thrilled to be returning this year as a part of the team.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/singing-for-actors"},{"title":"How Can You Change Things?","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>It is increasingly difficult to advance issues relating to performing arts. Are you aware of your potential to influence decision-makers? Are you confident about acting on issues that matter to you? Find out the key steps to running a campaign and getting heard.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Louise set up Equity&rsquo;s student membership scheme and covers marketing, training, events and membership services including anti-bullying and mental well-being initiatives. Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/how-can-you-change-things"},{"title":"The Writer\/Director Relationship","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We&rsquo;ll explore how not to ruin a writers career and confidence and how writers can give the director maximum potential for a vision. This is as much about dramaturgy as it is about anything else.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Luke has written for Soho Theatre, HighTide, Bush Theatre, Young Vic,\/B.A.M New York, Theatre Isango, Hull Truck, Liverpool Unity, Nuffield Theatre Southhampton, Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Middle Child, Latitude Festival, The Unicorn and Channel 4.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/the-writerdirector-relationship"},{"title":"Pinter: Pace, Precision, Pitch","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work on scenes from Harold Pinter&#39;s Betrayal and find out what the characters are really thinking...when are they telling the truth and when are they lying?&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>We will email you with the scenes needed.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Michael Brazier is the Director of the Festival and trained at Bristol Old Vic.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/pinter-pace-precision-pitch"},{"title":"Text & Physicality: Directing Through Movement","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This workshop will explore how we develop the physical and visual potential of a text as both director and performer. Participants will work physically to generate and workshop material during the session.<\/p><p>Script extracts will be provided. Wear trainers \/ clothes you can move easily in.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Simon is a director, movement director and theatre-maker, and has worked with the likes of The National Theatre of Scotland, Soho Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is Associate Director (Learn &amp; Train) at Frantic Assembly and Co-Director of Rough Fiction. Recent work includes associate movement direction on The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time and The Go-Between (Gielgud \/ Apollo, West End).<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/text-physicality-directing-through-movement"},{"title":"Behind the Scenes (It's All About Caffeine)","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>All the questions you&#39;ve ever wanted to ask about working backstage. Bring a coffee and come have a chat with some of the Technical Advisors and Heads of Department at the Festival.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/behind-the-scenes-its-all-about-caffeine"},{"title":"Preparing to Direct","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>&nbsp;In this workshop we would look at the director&rsquo;s process in the time between the decision to direct a certain piece and the first day of rehearsal. We will examine script work, research, design and casting.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tinuke was the Gate Theatre&#39;s Associate Director from 2015-2016. In 2014 she was the winner of the Genesis Future Director Award. She is also an associate of the National Youth Theatre, an Associate Artist at Hightide and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/preparing-to-direct"},{"title":"Zero88: Introduction to Consoles","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A hands-on overview of the Zero-88 console range, suitable for pros or beginners. Led by Paul McEwan who has worked in the entertainment industry for 35 years with an HND in lighting design and production management.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tyler is responsible for the Middle east, Africa and Asian Zero 88 sales and support networks. He also has extensive knowledge on lighting control with his history being in Freelance lighting operation for theatre and events. Tyler overseas the UK training network organizing and providing factory and onsite training sessions for all Zero 88 lighting consoles.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/zero88-introduction-to-consoles"},{"title":"Surviving Edinburgh","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A masterclass looking at how to survive (and get the most out of) the Fringe. This session is perfect for you whether you are producing, directing, acting or just planning on visiting it.<\/p><p>Chris Grady has worked on the development of emerging theatre for 30 years. He was previously CEO of Buxton Opera House, General Manager of Pleasance Theatres and Head of International Licensing for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/surviving-edinburgh"},{"title":"Text and Movement","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Working on extracts from new plays by European writers (in English translations) we will explore the way in which movement can be used both as a route to developing characters and finding detail in the text, and also as a way of making the meanings behind the words clear to an audience.This is a practical, on your feet session so please wear comfortable clothing. All scripts provided.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Chris studied at Birkbeck, and has worked as a Director and Assistant Director with companies including The National Theatre, Opera North, Theatre Royal Bath, Headlong Theatre Company, Bolton Octagon, Birmingham REP, and West Yorkshire Playhouse, where he spent a year as Resident Assistant Director.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Michael trained at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris after completing a BA in Performance Theatre at York University. He is Artistic Director of Square Peg Theatre who focus on combining new writing with physical theatre to create bold, cinematic and highly choreographed stories for the stage.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/text-and-movement"},{"title":"Basic Video","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Introduction to the basics of using video and projection in a theatrical production. We will be covering basic video terminology, technical setup, content creation, show programming, projection and scenic mapping and some simple interactivity and camera techniques.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Dave is the Head of Video for NSDF.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/basic-video"},{"title":"Developing Ensemble Work Through Physical Scores","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work on the exploration of ensemble techniques through the creation physical scores by the performers, paying particular attention to Stanislavskian approaches to character building by the performer.<\/p><p>A fast moving\/on your feet workshop. Wear clothes and shoes you can move in easily.&nbsp;<\/p><p>Luis is an artist, a lecturer and a researcher. He lectures in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. His research interests focus on the intersections between performance and philosophy, installation art and photography.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/developing-ensemble-work-through-physical-scores"},{"title":"Q&A with Hannah Miller","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An informal Q&amp;A lead by RSC Head of Casting Hannah Miller. Open to everyone. A chance to ask questions about training, being an actor, auditions from an actors or directors point of view, how to become a casting director, the RSC or pretty much anything else!<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/qa-with-hannah-miller"},{"title":"Vocational Postgraduate Performance Training ","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An in depth session with Jacqui Somerville the Head of Postgraduate Performance at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Jacqui will explore and explain the audition process, vocational training, industry liaison and life at drama school.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/vocational-postgraduate-performance-training"},{"title":"Directing a Play: Where to Start","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An introduction on how to approach directing a text. Using Rhinoceros by Ionesco as our focus, this hands-on session will explore preparation tactics for the director during pre-production right through to the first day in the rehearsal room with actors. Please read a synopsis of Rhinoceros and be familiar with the play before the session; scenes will be provided in the workshop.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Jen Tang is an award-winning freelance stage director and theatre maker, working across new writing, opera and devised work. &nbsp;Trained at UEA and Theatre Royal Plymouth where she was resident assistant director for 2013-14, Jennifer has worked with the Young Vic, the Royal Opera House, The Gate, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/directing-a-play-where-to-start"},{"title":"Being an Actor\/Musician ","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will explore actor musicianship as a unique discipline, and one that is growing in popularity. Practical session: please bring yourselves and your instrument, and be prepared for noise!&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Alex is Artistic Director of Action to the Word.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Katy is a London-based musical director. She read music at the University of Leeds, before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/being-an-actormusician"},{"title":"Writer's Drop In","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A space to talk through a play with Luke. Feedback\/ General Chat\/ Dramaturgy&hellip; Whatever is&nbsp;useful on what you&rsquo;re working on at the moment.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>NOTE: PLEASE SEND PLAYS TO TILLY&nbsp;IN ADVANCE OF THE WEEK (tillyreith@nsdf.org.uk)<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/writers-drop-in"},{"title":"Let's Push Things Forward","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This workshop interrogates why and how we make theatre, and the responsibilities the next generation of theatre makers have to &#39;push things forward&#39;. Together we will further unlock the kind of theatre you want to make.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Paul is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Middle Child theatre company, for whom he has directed shows including Weekend Rockstars, Ten Storey Love Song and Saturday Night &amp; Sunday Morning. Middle Child are an associate company of Paines Plough and Paul is an Associate Artist at Hull Truck.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/lets-push-things-forward"},{"title":"Staging the All Access Way","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An insight into one of the largest staging companies in the world. &nbsp;This informal talk and hands on demonstration will take you through the equipment we supply to the largest bands in the world.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/staging-the-all-access-way"},{"title":"Rigging Basics","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Introduction to basics of rigging and flying for theatres and events. &nbsp;Needs some technical knowledge.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rigging-basics"},{"title":"How to Run a Workshop","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A workshop can be created on just about anything, for just about anyone, but how do you do it and who is it for and what is its purpose?&ndash; This is for anyone who has an idea they want to explore but need the tools to know how to create a workshop to explore it. It&rsquo;s for anyone who thinks they might want to lead workshops in the future but not sure how to go about it. As a theatre maker or artist understanding how to run a workshop to explore a creative idea can be an invaluable tool. As an actor it can be an invaluable skill to keep your actor muscles active in between auditions. We will be working practically both as participants and facilitators exploring how to structure a workshop and deliver a workshop with tips and tricks along the way &ndash; by the end of the session you will have the beginnings of your own tool kit.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Psyche is a freelance director and NSDF Selector.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/how-to-run-a-workshop"},{"title":"Being an Artist","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This workshop will help you think and talk about who you are, what you do, and how you do it. Through a set of practical exercises, interactive tasks and discussion we will look at what it means to collaborate, how we talk about our work, where great ideas come from and to develop them.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Simon is a director, movement director and theatre-maker, and has worked with the likes of The National Theatre of Scotland, Soho Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. He is Associate Director (Learn &amp; Train) at Frantic Assembly and Co-Director of Rough Fiction. Recent work includes associate movement direction on The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-time and The Go-Between (Gielgud \/ Apollo, West End).<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/being-an-artist"},{"title":"No Question Too Stupid","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>The chance to talk in an informal setting about being a director or an artistic director. &nbsp;Any and all questions allowed (as long as it relates to directing. Or being an Artistic Director. Or the West Wing).&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tamara is Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd and Chair of the Judges at NSDF17.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/no-question-too-stupid"},{"title":"Being a Director","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A workshop looking at the day to day living of a director&rsquo;s life and dealing with the issues that make the practice hard. We will examine fear, competition, privilege (or lack thereof) and how the hell to make a living.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tinuke was the Gate Theatre&#39;s Associate Director from 2015-2016. In 2014 she was the winner of the Genesis Future Director Award. She is also an associate of the National Youth Theatre, an Associate Artist at Hightide and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/being-a-director"},{"title":"How the Fuck Do I Talk About What's Going On?","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>There&#39;s a hell of a lot going on. How do we make useful theatre about it?<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Chris is a writer and performer from Manchester. He has made work with Unlimited, Third Angel, The Gate, LIFT, Royal Court, Royal Exchange (Associate Artist), Forest Fringe, Belarus Free Theatre, Slung Low and RashDash. He plays guitar in Lucy Ellinson&rsquo;s sludge metal\/verbatim politics project&nbsp;#TORYCORE. His show There Has Possibly Been An Incident&nbsp;was selected for the Stuckemarkt in Berlin, and Confirmation (made with Rachel Chavkin) tours internationally.&nbsp;<\/p><p><br \/>\r\n&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/how-the-fuck-do-i-talk-about-whats-going-on"},{"title":"Making Work, Staying Sane, Getting Paid","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>This discussion led workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to build a career in any of the creative aspects of making theatre (actors, writers, directors, designers and so on). We will look at all the challenges that exist when it comes to balancing creative fulfillment with all the practical considerations of earning money and working in an unreliable and highly competitive industry. Christopher is a freelance director, and was Artistic Director of the The Gate 2012 -2017.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/making-work-staying-sane-getting-paid"},{"title":"How to Get Your First Job in Arts Producing","start":"2017-04-13T11:30:00+0000","content":"<p>Donna Munday, Executive Producer and Arts Management Consultant (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Funny Girl, Billy Elliot), most recently Executive Producer and Consultant at Sonia Friedman Productions, leads a workshop and Q&amp;A for anyone looking to work as a producer or arts administrator. Donna will offer tips for CVs and interviews and talk about the kind of rolse available for young professionals in the arts.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/how-to-get-your-first-job-in-arts-producing"},{"title":"How to Get Your First Job in Arts Producing","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Donna Munday, Executive Producer and Arts Management Consultant (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Funny Girl, Billy Elliot), most recently Executive Producer and Consultant at Sonia Friedman Productions, leads a workshop and Q&amp;A for anyone looking to work as a producer or arts administrator. Donna will offer tips for CVs and interviews and talk about the kind of rolse available for young professionals in the arts.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/how-to-get-your-first-job-in-arts-producing"},{"title":"An Introduction to Pyrotechnics","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A hands on introduction to pyrotechnics. Advice on safety and product awareness as well as wiring and firing effects.<\/p><p>Le Maitre will be doing a showcase of pyrotechnics available as well as advising on different scenarios they can be used. This will be a hands-on workshop where we will be touching on safety, product awareness and allowing the students to get involved with the wiring and firing of the effects<\/p><p>Le Maitre are&nbsp;UK based manufacturers of Stage Pyrotechnics, Smoke\/Haze &nbsp;machines and other special effects since 1977.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>This workshop will take place outside, weather permitting, but please meet in the Gulbenkian Centre Foyer.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/an-introduction-to-pyrotechnics"},{"title":"Acting Through Song Masterclass","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An in-depth workshop focusing on finding the truth in a song for theatre. Participants will work through a song of their choice. Observers will be able to follow the participants&rsquo; progress, pick up techniques and take part in a Q &amp; A.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>The session will be run by Jacqui Somerville (Head of Postgraduate Performance) &amp; Lindsey Miller (Senior Music Tutor) from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Participants should bring a song from a classic or contemporary musical theatre show along with the piano score. A Q&amp;A session with musical director, composer and vocal coach Lindsey Miller covering starting career as an MD, and the relevance and importance of this training and looking at the training on the MA Musical Direction course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Art,. Lindsey works at Mountview as Senior Music Tutor and works with the MA Musical Theatre, BA Musical Theatre, BA Acting and BA Actor-Musician courses.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/acting-through-song-masterclass"},{"title":"Playwriting: Making Your Ideas Work","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A practical workshop to make your scripts into plays: structure, ideas and making stuff.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>James is a writer and director. He has written for the St James Theatre, 59East59 in New York, Trafalgar Studios, Sheffield Theatres and Channel 4. He is an Associate of the Oxford Playhouse and of Wilton&rsquo;s Music Hall. His new piece&nbsp;Flood&nbsp;is a centrepiece of Hull 2017 and is co-produced by Slung Low.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/playwriting-making-your-ideas-work"},{"title":"Voiceover Acting","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will be examining the world of voiceover. &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll be exploring techniques, pitfalls, and preparation for video games, ADR, film, television, corporate, ELT, radio and commercials. &nbsp;Scripts provided. &nbsp;<\/p><p>Jared Zeus is a&nbsp;professional voiceover artist, Jared has worked extensively in television, video games, commercials, audiobooks radio and film. He has played lead roles&nbsp;in classic plays and musical theatre off Broadway and on national tour.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/voiceover-acting"},{"title":"Introduction to Viewpoints","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>The Viewpoints system is a technique for staging theatre and focuses on movement, space and gesture as its primary drivers. This session will introduce you to the foundations of Viewpoint technique and how it can be applied in the making and staging of work. This is a practical and energetic session, so please be prepared to be on your feet and wear clothes\/shoes you can move in.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Jen Tang is an award-winning freelance stage director and theatre maker, working across new writing, opera and devised work. &nbsp;Trained at UEA and Theatre Royal Plymouth where she was resident assistant director for 2013-14, Jennifer has worked with the Young Vic, the Royal Opera House, The Gate, West Yorkshire Playhouse and The RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/introduction-to-viewpoints"},{"title":"Choosing Audition Songs","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will discuss song choices and requirements for drama school auditions, and professional if appropriate. There will be an opportunity for participants to try out their songs. Please bring sheet music for at least one song choice.<\/p><p>Katy is a London-based musical director. She read music at the University of Leeds, before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent credits include: 21 Theatre&rsquo;s The Blues Brothers, Action to the Word&rsquo;s Dracula, and Canal Caf\u00e9&rsquo;s News Revue. Katy also teaches at both the American Musical Theatre Academy and at Mountview. Having first attended NSDF in 2013 as musical director with Facehunters, and then in 2014 with Americana, she is thrilled to be returning this year as a part of the team.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/choosing-audition-songs"},{"title":"Producing Properly at EdFringe","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Producing in Edinburgh for the first time (or second time) and not knowing how to budget, contract, sort rights, do deals, sell tickets and hit the ground running, could mean a financial disaster and set your company&#39;s career back 3 years. Why are you going, what do you want to achieve? This workshop will cover all the preparation you need to do to produce successfully at the Fringe. Marketing to audiences and industry, planning timeline, copy writing, images, choosing a venue, contracts and insurance.<\/p><p>Examples provided. Bring paper and pen.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Michael is the Director of the Festival and worked as producer for 20&nbsp;years.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/producing-properly-at-edfringe"},{"title":"Production Electrics for Large Scale Events","start":"2017-04-13T11:30:00+0000","content":"<p>Wireless DMX is a powerful solution to many problems but can be misunderstood and is often misused. &nbsp;See how to get the best results and avoid the pitfalls.<\/p><p>Lamp &amp; Pencil build the unusual things that would otherwise be stuck in someone&rsquo;s imagination. Lamp &amp; Pencil created the wands for the Harry Potter Play. Robin has worked in theatre, live events and exhibitions. &nbsp;Over the last 17 years he has worked on a huge range of events all over the world.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/production-electrics-for-large-scale-events"},{"title":"Building the Strangest Ideas","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>When someone has a great idea but nobody knows how to build it, what do you do? &nbsp;We&#39;ll look at how to get your ideas built.<\/p><p>Lamp &amp; Pencil build the unusual things that would otherwise be stuck in someone&rsquo;s imagination. Lamp &amp; Pencil created the wands for the Harry Potter Play. Robin has worked in theatre, live events and exhibitions. &nbsp;Over the last 17 years he has worked on a huge range of events all over the world.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/building-the-strangest-ideas"},{"title":"Directing for Theatre","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Peter James will lead a workshop exploring at the skills needed to be a director and look at vocational training in theatre.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Theatre director Peter James was one of the co-founders of Liverpool Everyman and has been the Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres and Lyric Hammersmith. He currently leads the MA in Theatre Direction at Mountview.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/directing-for-theatre"},{"title":"Classical Monologue Surgery","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A practical workshop for those preparing classical speeches for auditions. We will look at different approaches and how to get to grips with the language. There will be a chance to perform and work on your speeches. Please come with a prepared classical speech<\/p><p>Tinuke was the Gate Theatre&#39;s Associate Director from 2015-2016. In 2014 she was the winner of the Genesis Future Director Award. She is also an associate of the National Youth Theatre, an Associate Artist at Hightide and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/classical-monologue-surgery"},{"title":"Counterweight Flying Workshop","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An introduction to Counterweight Flying with Tim Skelly, Technical Manager of The Gulbenkian Centre.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/counterweight-flying-workshop"},{"title":"Let's Make Something","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>It&#39;s Friday. It&#39;s been a long week. Let&#39;s a bunch of us get together and make a show that means something to us. Let&#39;s work quickly, let&#39;s not worry about whether it&#39;s good or not. Let&#39;s just make it true.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/lets-make-something"},{"title":"Preparing a Text","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>In this workshop for actors and directors, we will investigate and test out the skills you need to analyse a script with actors in the first week of rehearsals. We will look at how to identify its units and events, and what the key facts and questions to identify are.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/preparing-a-text"},{"title":"Acting for the Camera","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Join actor Do\u00f1a Croll (Family Affairs, Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders) in an introductory session to acting on camera, this workshop is ideal for students looking to improve their on-screen acting skills and confidence. Scripts provided, and a chance to ask questions.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Do\u00f1a is one of this year&#39;s Judges.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/acting-for-the-camera"},{"title":"Speed Networking","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>An opportunity to network with a number of industry professionals. This is a really great chance to put every question you have about how to become a producer\/actor\/director\/writer\/master of all trades to a team of experienced artists and professionals.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Speed Networking features: &nbsp;Michael Brazier - NSDF;&nbsp;Sarah Nicholson - Executive Director Orange Tree Theatre London; Simon Pittman - Freelance and&nbsp;Frantic Assembly Associate; Joseph Schofield - NSDF: Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd; Donna Munday, Freelance Executive Producer; Debbie Korley, Actor; Hannah Miller, Head of Casting at the RSC; Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Artistic Director and Founder of Action to the Word.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/speed-networking"},{"title":"Directing with Music","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Music plays an integral part of many forms of theatre. This workshop is designed for any theatre creatives wanting to utilise music in their productions, from rehearsal room techniques, devising with music, right through to making a piece of &lsquo;Music Theatre&rsquo;.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>James is a Composer, Musical Director, Sound Designer, Performer. He has worked at Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre, National Theatre, Hull Truck and Paines Plough with artists including Kate Tempest, Anthony Neilson, Rash Dash, Luke Barnes and Tom Wells. He regularly collaborates with Middle Child Theatre and is an Associate Artist of Hull Truck Theatre.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/directing-with-music"},{"title":"A Contemporary Struggle","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will dance in an attempt to never be caught or trapped, to visit and leave behind former selves, to move and to transform. Join us in crafting choreographic scores, environments and discussions to celebrate, challenge and exorcise. Please wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Project O (a collaboration between Alexandrina Hemsley and Jamila Johnson-Small) look to the body as a site of politics and consider the tangible yet often ignored impact of a colonial history. We continually address, reevaluate, intervene, comment upon, resist and celebrate the fallout from being born black, mixed and female in 21st Century UK.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/a-contemporary-struggle"},{"title":"Audition Surgery ","start":"2017-04-14T11:30:00+0000","content":"<p>Got an audition coming up? Trying out for Drama School? Come and try out your audition piece in a mock up audition setting &ndash; a one on one short session to try out your monologue with feedback and tips. Psyche has run these sessions for Numerous Drama Schools and their graduating students &ndash; and also for Equity and their professional members wanting to refresh and refocus their casting skills and confidence.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p><strong>Please choose a 10 minute slot and arrive 5 minutes before your allotted time.&nbsp;<\/strong><\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/audition-surgery"},{"title":"Audition Surgery ","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Got an audition coming up? Trying out for Drama School? Come and try out your audition piece in a mock up audition setting &ndash; a one on one short session to try out your monologue with feedback and tips. Psyche has run these sessions for Numerous Drama Schools and their graduating students &ndash; and also for Equity and their professional members wanting to refresh and refocus their casting skills and confidence.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p><strong>Please choose a 10 minute slot and arrive 5 minutes before your allotted time.&nbsp;<\/strong><\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/audition-surgery"},{"title":"Audition Surgery ","start":"2017-04-14T12:40:00+0000","content":"<p>Got an audition coming up? Trying out for Drama School? Come and try out your audition piece in a mock up audition setting &ndash; a one on one short session to try out your monologue with feedback and tips. 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Psyche has run these sessions for Numerous Drama Schools and their graduating students &ndash; and also for Equity and their professional members wanting to refresh and refocus their casting skills and confidence.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p><strong>Please choose a 10 minute slot and arrive 5 minutes before your allotted time.&nbsp;<\/strong><\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/audition-surgery"},{"title":"Audition Surgery ","start":"2017-04-14T12:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Got an audition coming up? Trying out for Drama School? Come and try out your audition piece in a mock up audition setting &ndash; a one on one short session to try out your monologue with feedback and tips. Psyche has run these sessions for Numerous Drama Schools and their graduating students &ndash; and also for Equity and their professional members wanting to refresh and refocus their casting skills and confidence.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p><strong>Please choose a 10 minute slot and arrive 5 minutes before your allotted time.&nbsp;<\/strong><\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/audition-surgery"},{"title":"Audition Surgery ","start":"2017-04-14T11:50:00+0000","content":"<p>Got an audition coming up? Trying out for Drama School? Come and try out your audition piece in a mock up audition setting &ndash; a one on one short session to try out your monologue with feedback and tips. 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He has also taught and directed for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Ed, East 15, The University of Essex, NYU Tisch, The Lir in Dublin, and for BADA in Oxford.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/getting-out-of-your-head-and-into-the-room"},{"title":"Getting Out of Your Head And Into the Room (Schools)","start":"2017-04-14T18:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Through exercises and games we will explore how to ready yourself for listening and play; how to get yourself reliably familiar with the space from which real acting becomes possible. This workshop will be very physical so please wear clothes in which you can move well.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Robert currently works at LAMDA as a director and voice teacher having previously held the senior post in voice and text at RADA. He has also taught and directed for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Ed, East 15, The University of Essex, NYU Tisch, The Lir in Dublin, and for BADA in Oxford.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/getting-out-of-your-head-and-into-the-room-schools"},{"title":"Shape and Structure","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>A workshop looking at the way different structures, forms and genres can help to give shape and meaning to your writing, with help from Ancient Greece, Twitter, panto, Joan Littlewood and the multiverse.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Tom is from Hull. Plays include: Me, As A Penguin; The Kitchen Sink (which won the Critic&rsquo;s Circle and George Devine Awards for Most Promising Playwright); Jumpers for Goalposts; Cosmic; Folk; and Broken Biscuits.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/shape-and-structure"},{"title":"RSC: Text Work","start":"2017-04-10T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Workshop for Actors and Directors, covering Text and the RSC Rehearsal Room.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>More informantion coming soon.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rsc-text-work"},{"title":"RSC: Masterclass","start":"2017-04-11T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Workshop for Actors and Directors, covering Text and the RSC Rehearsal Room.\u00a0<\/p><p>\u00a0<\/p><p>More informantion coming soon.\u00a0<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rsc-masterclass"},{"title":"RSC: Text and Voice","start":"2017-04-12T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Workshop for Actors and Directors, covering Text and the RSC Rehearsal Room.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>More informantion coming soon.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rsc-text-and-voice"},{"title":"RSC: Text Study","start":"2017-04-13T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Workshop for Actors and Directors, covering Text and the RSC Rehearsal Room.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>More informantion coming soon.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rsc-text-study"},{"title":"RSC: Voice","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Workshop for Actors and Directors, covering Text and the RSC Rehearsal Room.&nbsp;<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>More informantion coming soon.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/rsc-voice"},{"title":"Getting the Most from Wireless DMX","start":"2017-04-13T11:00:00+0000","content":"<p>Wireless DMX is a powerful solution to many problems but can be misunderstood and is often misused. &nbsp;See how to get the best results and avoid the pitfalls.<\/p><p>&nbsp;<\/p><p>Lamp &amp; Pencil build the unusual things that would otherwise be stuck in someone&rsquo;s imagination. Lamp &amp; Pencil created the wands for the Harry Potter Play. Robin has worked in theatre, live events and exhibitions. &nbsp;Over the last 17 years he has worked on a huge range of events all over the world.&nbsp;<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/getting-the-most-from-wireless-dmx"},{"title":"Singing for Actors","start":"2017-04-14T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p>We will work through basic elements of singing technique and voice production for singing, to build confidence and end with some group singing. Wear non-restrictive clothes.<\/p><p>Katy is a London-based musical director. She read music at the University of Leeds, before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent credits include: 21 Theatre&rsquo;s The Blues Brothers, Action to the Word&rsquo;s Dracula, and Canal Caf\u00e9&rsquo;s News Revue. Katy also teaches at both the American Musical Theatre Academy and at Mountview. Having first attended NSDF in 2013 as musical director with Facehunters, and then in 2014 with Americana, she is thrilled to be returning this year as a part of the team.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/singing-for-actors"},{"title":"Lighting 101","start":"2017-04-09T13:00:00+0000","content":"<p><strong><em>Anthony Minghella Studio<\/em><\/strong><\/p><p>This workshop will begin at 11:30am.<\/p><p>Join Head of Lighting Anthony Doran for an introductory session to all things lighting.<\/p>","color":"#f08123","textColor":"#000000","url":"https:\/\/www.nsdf.org.uk\/the-festival\/workshops\/lighting-101"}]