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Workshops


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See our workshop programme below.


LONDON WORKSHOPS

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Introduction to PR 
with Mobius PR

Mobius is a PR and marketing agency promoting live performance in London, across the UK and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In this intro to PR, we’ll be talking about the variety of tools you have to promote your show, how to identify your selling points, putting together a press release, the different kinds of press coverage that exist and how to pitch for them, and when and what to look for in outside help.

DATE: Wednesday 27 June, 11am-1pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Taking A Show To Edinburgh
with The Wardrobe Ensemble

Are you taking a show to Edinburg for the first time this year? Or thinking about it for the future? The Wardrobe Ensemble have taken five shows to Edinburgh and learnt most of the hard lessons for you. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to take a show to the Fringe, and ensure you get the most out of your time there.

We will look at;
- Finding a venue
- Fundraising
- Budgeting
- Marketing
- PR
- Touring post-Edinburgh

The Wardrobe Ensemble is a Bristol-based group of theatre artists working together to make and tour new plays that dissect the twenty-first century experience. Formed in 2011, the company consists of nine core members, one producer and a constantly growing community of associate artists. Dedicated to finding the place where the intellectual and the emotional collide, they explore the big ideas of our time through intimate human stories and bold imagery.

DATE: Thursday 28 June, 11am-1pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Fundraising Masterclass 
by David Byrne

New Diorama is often asked to talk to other artists, theatres and organisations about its successful fundraising. A day-long masterclass with New Diorama Artistic and Executive Director David Byrne usually costs up to £120, and we are offering this special half-day session at a very special rate during Incoming Festival only.

The workshop will cover completing applications to Arts Council England. During the session, you will look through successful applications, have a chance to ask your questions and learn some practical, actionable tips that you can get to work with straight away.

DATE: Friday 29 June, 11am-2pm
COST: £10 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Making Political Theatre
with Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ try and make politically engaged, theatrically self-aware work. This workshop will touch on several exercise, techniques and thought processes that can act as a starting point, a tool-kit, an aid to help "makers-block". We'll discuss the importance of the audience, ways we can make work that is politically focused without being didactic, and hopefully share a lovely couple of hours talking, thinking and making.

Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company that works collaboratively to create politically engaged theatre. Our style is inherently, self-consciously theatrical. We draw attention to the context of theatre, creating pieces that engage with the audience and ask them to interrogate various aspects of twenty-first century culture.

DATE: Friday 29 June, 3-5pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Introduction to Producing
with Tobi Kyeremateng

Want to put on an event?
Thinking of a production or festival you'd like to get off the ground?

From the practicalities and logistics through to how to bring out the creativity in producing, this workshop explores the processes of producing and how to make it work best for you. Bring an idea, a notepad and prepare to get creative.

Tobi Kyeremateng is a theatre, festival and live performance producer. She is currently Producer at Apples and Snakes, Executive Producer (Up Next) at Bush Theatre, and Programme Coordinator at Brainchild Festival. In 2013 she assisted in producing Ovalhouse Theatre’s site-specific piece ‘The Street’, and joined Battersea Arts Centre as Junior Producer until 2016. She was part of the Old Vic 12 2016 cohort, where she produced Joe White’s play ‘Pagans’, performed by Simon Kunz, Lolita Chakrabati, Gary Wood, Sophie Melville and Geoff Breton. Tobi was part of the Runner Up team for The JMK Award 2017 with debbie tucker green’s ‘random’, directed by Nathan Crossan-Smith. Tobi has delivered workshops and talks for institutions such as National Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Southbank University, Barbican Centre, Somerset House and more, and has collaborated with organisations such as Roundhouse, Bestival, Block9 @ Glastonbury, Wilderness Festival and Citadel Festival. 

DATE: Saturday 30 June, 1-3pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Release Your Inner Idiot
with Silent Faces

Join Silent Faces in a delightfully playful workshop exploring the principles of clown, physical comedy and devising that they use in their work. This 2 hour whistle-stop tour of their style will get you improvising and devising with a sense of openness and spontaneity, whilst discovering and releasing your inner idiot. Be prepared to use your imagination and your body and expect games, clowning, balls and laughter...probably lots of laughter.

Silent Faces are an associate company of The Pleasance, and were recently shortlisted for the Underbelly/New Diorama UNTAPPED Award for Edinburgh Fringe 2018. We are an integrated company of disabled and non-disabled performers that make physical, political and comic devised theatre. 

DATE: Wednesday 4 July, 3-5pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

Please note: This workshop takes place at Camden People's Theatre.


MANCHESTER WORKSHOPS

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Getting off the Blocks
with Daniel Bye

The hardest part of any process is often a confrontation with a blank piece of paper, or an empty space. The hardest question in any Q&A is often “where do your ideas come from?” Ideas are shy creatures and will flee if you attempt to force them out. This workshop explores a few strategies for coaxing ideas into the open and developing them into something that fills your page or your stage.

Daniel Bye is a writer, performer and director based in Lancaster. His award-winning solo performances include The Price of Everything, Going Viral and Instructions for Border Crossing. He has directed for Red Ladder, the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Silver Tongue Theatre, among others. He has written for Polka Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Live Theatre, among others. He tries not to overuse phrases like “among others” but he has to keep this short.

DATE: Thursday 5 July, 11am-1pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth (apart from that bit)
with Olivia Hirst and Rianna Dearden

A writing workshop from Lost Watch, the makers of Incoming shows Left My Desk, Flew The Coop and Goodstock. A session of practical exercises and advice for writing using truth, real life and other people's real lives (and getting away with it) for theatre.

Lost Watch formed in 2013 by Rianna Dearden, Olivia Hirst and Agnes Wild, and have created multi award-winning shows based on honest and gripping stories with no set rules of style or content. Recent productions include: Left My Desk, Flew The Coop, Á Eigin Fótum and Goodstock.

Participants must bring pens/paper/laptop/ whatever they prefer to write on. 

DATE: Thursday 5 July, 5-6.30pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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How To: Take A Show To Edinburgh
with Zoe Roberts

A session covering all the aspects of taking a show to Edinburgh - finding and choosing a venue, venue deals, things to budget for, marketing and getting audiences. Works for first timers or for people needing a refresher.

Zoe Roberts is a founding member of Kill the Beast theatre company, an award-winning fivesome dedicated to making visually striking, original comedy horror. An experienced writer and performer, she is also currently developing a new musical with Kill the Beast spin-off company, SpitLip. As Kill the Beast’s producer, she has overseen the development of four original productions as well as numerous runs and regional tours. She also works as an independent producer, and currently works with Little Earthquake theatre company, The Lowry Salford and Manchester writing group The Wednesday Collective. She has previously worked with Manchester International Festival, Art with Heart, and at the National Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse. 

DATE: Friday 29 June, 11am-1pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available

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Theatre Maths (a guide to venue deals and finance)
with Zoe Roberts

A session designed to make the intricacies of theatre deals a little less painful, this workshop takes the group through every stage of different types of theatre deal, using working examples. It will give producers and artists a clearer sense of what to expect when dealing with venues, better budgeting skills, and more confidence in assessing the kind of deal they've been offered. 

DATE: Friday 29 June, 2-4pm
COST: £3 plus booking fee
BOOK: Tickets available