Produced and presented by The Cockpit
Following on from our Theatre Maker launch event at the beginning of the year, we are gathering once again to introduce our new selection of Theatre Maker classes.
We have some old favourites returning, along with the addition of some exciting new classes that we will be running for very the first time, all carefully curated to give Theatre Makers the best selection of classes and workshops to help them create new work.
And the good news is you get to try them all! No more having to pick and choose. We have structured the day so you get to try every class that's on offer.
The day will run from 11am to 5pm with tutors running taster sessions in our studios and auditorium. Groups will move from room to room meaning everyone will have the chance to try each class.
The day will consist of 3 sessions in the morning and 3 in the afternoon with a delicious vegan lunch provided in the middle.
We'll also provide plenty of tea and coffee on arrival and between sessions!
All for just £5
The first session starts at 11:00am, but we will be opening our doors at 10:30am. There will be lots of tea and coffee available. Please be punctual. We have to start on time to fit it all in!!
As an extra treat we are offering 25% discount to anyone that books on the day.
The bar will be open from 5pm so do feel free to stick around if you have any questions. And, if you did stick around, we are happy to offer you the chance to see one of our favourite Theatre Makers in action, with a complimentary ticket to Daisy Campbell's solo show PIGSPURT'S DAUGHTER at 7.30pm
3 x 45 minute taster sessions
1.30pm - 2.30pm
A hot Vegan lunch provided by Laila's Creole Cuisine.
2.30pm - 5:00pm
3 more 45 minute taster sessions
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking, questions and drinks in the bar...plus the chance to sign up to the classes you liked. With a 25% discount!
PIGSPURT'S DAUGHTER by Daisy Campbell
Here's a list of all the classes that will be part of the Open Day.
Don't worry. We'll make sure everyone gets the chance to try them all!
MAKING THEATRE WITH STORYTELLING
Tutor: Oliver Senton
This is the perfect course for anyone who wants to make their own work but doesn’t know where to start.
Through storytelling and improvisation exercises, participants will produce a host of ideas for future development, and feel more confident about their ability to do so more easily in future.
Course Dates: Every Thursday evening for 3 weeks from 8th November
MAKING THEATRE USING VISUAL AND PYSICAL TECHNIQUES
Tutor: Miriam King
This is the perfect course for anyone who wants to learn new methods of creating physical and visual theatre/performance work and fiind the right one to use in your own creative process.
Each week cover a different method - Laban 8 Effort Actions, Lecoq States of Tension, Butoh (moving from the imagination), Creating work by working with an object, Creating work by working with an item of clothing, and Creating work with a picture.
Course Dates: A full day workshop on Saturday 20th October
MAKING THEATRE USING COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
Tutor: Lee White
Commedia dell’Arte has had a major influence on comedy since its inception. It is a tradition that has influenced theatre, actors and playwrights and its strong imprint can be seen in Restoration comedy, melodrama, music hall, vaudeville, circus, pantomime and in the Zanni of Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Mr Bean, and beyond.
Learn the physicality and mindset of traditional Commedia characters and story structures, use authentic masks and batoccios, and learn improvisation and scenario building.
Participants also have the opportunity to be involved in Lee's new project Travelling Masks - An exciting project which sees a set of masks travel to 9 countries on 5 continents where local theatre performance companies will have four weeks to gather the performers needed, rehearse and perform the plot scenario (kept secret until the box of masks is opened.
MAKING SCENES FOR YOUR SHOWREEL
Tutor: Steve North
This weekend course uses devising techniqes to create bespoke scenes for your showreel.
Steve North is an actor, writer and film maker.
His film and television credits include Closed Circuit, Mongrels, Doctor Who, EastEnders, Is Harry on the Boat, London's Burning, The Day Britain Stopped, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Sense and Sensibilty, Whistleblowers, The Bill, Murphy’s Law, Holby City, Woof, South West Nine, and for the stage at The Arts Theatre Fever Pitch (solo show), RNT's War Horse, Meeting Joe Strummer and Shared Experience's Mermaid.
His film making credits include co-writing and co- producing the feature film South West 9, and Associate Producer on the film The Football Factory. He co-wrote and produced the short film Through the K-Hole, and directed the award winning short film Cregan for Screen South under the Digital Shorts Scheme.
He is also a highly experienced acting teacher and workshop leader, and is currently a course director at The Reel Scene and Head of Acting at Laine Theatre Arts.
Tutor: Jonathan Brown
This class is perfect for anyone interested in creating a monologue, a one-person show, a stand up act, a solo improvised or devised piece, or a performance poetry act.
In a group of no more than 6 performers, theatre makers will work on writing & re-drafting material, performance skills & techniques, technical & Backstage considerations, booking venues, publicity, press, Media & Social Media, & the Web.
The course culminates in a scratch performance of your work in front of an invited audience at The Cockpit.
Jonathan has been performing and writing one-person shows since 2006, receiving 5 & 4 Star reviews, and awards including Best Male Performer (Brighton Fringe 2013) and Best New Play Award (Brighton Fringe 2012), Best Female performer, (Brighton Fringe 2014 for Smoking Ban performed by Kate Goodfellow)
Course Dates: Thursday evenings for 5 weeks from 4 October
Thursday evenings for 5 weeks from 21st February
(As the October course will have already started, we are giving participants the chance to book ahead for February 2019)
Includes lunch, tea and coffee, and some light snacks plus a complimentary ticket to see PIGSPURT'S DAUGHTER