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Changing House
Sat 22nd Jul - 10:30am
7 hours

Philip Howard will explore the process of auditioning for new writing.  The day will consist of feedback on monologues that individuals bring, on exploring the scene of a brand new play (which will be provided on the day) and then from this exploration mock auditioning for the set piece of new writing. Workshop attendees should learn a monologue that they feel comfortable with for the workshop (this does not have to be new writing).

Philip trained at the Royal Court Theatre under Max Stafford-Clark on the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, 1988-90. He was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 1993-6, before becoming the Traverse’s longest-serving Artistic Director between 1996-2008. He acted as the Dundee Rep's Chief Executive and joint Artistic Director from 2013-15.


Education Suite
Tue 15th Aug - 10:30am
8 hours 30 minutes
Wed 16th Aug - 10:30am
8 hours 30 minutes
Thu 17th Aug - 10:30am
8 hours 30 minutes
Fri 18th Aug - 10:30am
8 hours 30 minutes
Sat 19th Aug - 10:30am
8 hours 30 minutes

An opportunity to get an artistic team together of Tron 100 members to workshop and develop a script that is already written by a Tron 100  member ( up to 60 mins) If you would like to submit a script for this please email lisa.nicoll@tron.co.uk  by Thursday 20th of July with casting breakdown or attached team. If you are interested in this as an actor please also email Lisa by this date.

The day will consist of the team developing the script with a script in hand table read to a small invited audience at 7pm for feedback and – attendance will be by guest list and further information will be sent once the plays have been chosen.



with David Neville
Changing House
Mon 4th Sep - 10:30am
7 hours

An opportunity for writers and actors to come together to create and then record a short radio play in a day.  There will be 5 writer places and 15 actor spaces.

David Ian Neville is a playwright and director. He trained in theatre in Edinburgh, and has worked as an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator.

David has devised and storylined various drama series for BBC Radio, including: Lynton Bay (BBC Radio Scotland); Shuttle Diplomacy and Island Blue (BBC Radio 4). He has also written storylines for Lynda La Plante's ITV series, The Governor; BBC Radio 4's The Archers; BBC Radio Scotland's Kilbreck; and BBC Radio Wales serial, Station Road.

His work as a radio drama producer for the BBC includes: The Quest Of Donal Q by David Ashton with Brian Cox & Billy Connolly; Homeless by Gerda Stevenson; Greyfriars by Ronald Frame; the radio versions of Black Watch by Gregory Burke; Dunsinane and Midsummer by David Greig and Fall by Zinnie Harris; Behind Closed Doors by Clara Glynn; The Other Simenon by Georges Simenon, dramatised by Ronald Frame; The Inspector Dover dramas by Joyce Porter, dramatised by Paul Mendelson. He was also a producer/director on the long running serials, The Archers (BBC Radio 4) and Station Road (BBC Radio Wales).


Changing House
Tue 5th Sep - 10:30am

Orla will lead a day on the process of working on a new play, taking Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris as an example, a play she will (by the time of this workshop) have directed for the Traverse as part of the Edinburgh International Festival

Orla is Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre. Prior to taking up post at the Traverse, she was Artistic Director of Pentabus Theatre and International Associate at the Royal Court Theatre.

Directing work for the Traverse includes Girl in the Machine, Grain in the Blood, Tracks of the Winter Bear, Milk (Tom Erhardt Award), The Scotsman Fringe First and Scottish Arts Club Theatre award-winning Swallow, The Scotsman Fringe First award-winning Spoiling, The Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and CATS award-winning Ciara, The Devil Masters, Clean, Fifty Plays for Edinburgh, The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society,  the Herald Angel award-winning Dream Plays (Scenes From A Play I’ll Never Write) and the CATS nominated A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity and The Artist Man and the Mother Woman.

Other directing work includes: For Once (Hampstead Theatre, National Tour); Kebab (Dublin International Festival/ Royal Court Theatre); How Much is your Iron? (Young Vic); The Hound of the Baskervilles (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ National Tour/ West End); Tales of the Country, Origins (Pleasance/ Theatre Severn); Relatively Speaking, Blithe Spirit, Black Comedy (Watermill Theatre); Small Talk: Big Picture (BBC World Service/ ICA/ Royal Court Theatre); A Dulditch Angel (National Tour) and The Fire Raisers, sob stories, Refrain (BAC). 

Orla is a former recipient of the James Menzies Kitchin Award and the Carlton Bursary at the Donmar Warehouse. She was also listed in the Observer as one of the top 50 cultural leaders in the UK.

Her upcoming projects include Locker Room Talk by Gary McNair which will play at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in May and the world premiere of Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris which will premiere at the Traverse as part of the Edinburgh International Festival in August


Changing House
Wed 6th Sep - 10:30am
3 hours

Visible Fictions has been creating world-class performance work for audiences of children, young people and the adults who accompany them for over 25 years. This practical workshop will give participants the opportunity to explore what kind of work might appeal to children and young people both here and abroad. Together with Dougie Irvine the company’s Artistic Director, participants will create performance-based ideas that place story at their heart while at the same time exploring questions about age-targeted content and form.  

Dougie Irvine is the Artistic Director of Visible Fictions and has created a range of story-driven work for young audiences on stages, screens, radios, the internet, in schools, public parks, and on a tall ship. The company has collaborated and co-produced with many organisations including: BBC Scotland; Scottish Opera; Traverse Theatre; Aberdeen Performing Arts; Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; and The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Dougie currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia based organisation, International Performing Arts for Youth and also serves on the Management Group of the Scottish Drama Training Network. 


Changing House
Thu 7th Sep - 10:30am
3 hours

Casting Director Simone Peira Hind will host a Screen Casting session. The session will start and end with a Q & A and each person attending will also get an individual 15 minute casting feedback slot. Attendees should bring show reels with them for discussion.

Simone Pereira Hind became a casting assistant to Liz England at the age of 19, working in commercials and on iconic childrens’ TV series Press Gang. As a casting director she shared an office with Suzanne Smith and was fortunate to cast The Ride Down Mount Morgan for Arthur Miller. Simone moved into television working on Spender and then co-cast her first films with Mary Selway; Restoration and Circle of Friends.

In 2017 Simone and Anna are working on feature films, Silver Darlings and First and Only and films in development In the Darkest Hour and Blind Mice. They are also working on short film, 12 Point Kill having just completed Blue Christmas and signed off from Outlander for the time being.


Changing House
Thu 7th Sep - 2:30pm
3 hours

Producing and Touring Theatre can take many forms from small scale tours, to site specific work to larger commercial tours. This workshop will look at examples of each of these different forms and how these can be applied to touring your own work.

Susannah is a highly experienced Theatre Producer based in Scotland. She has produced all of Vox Motus's productions since 2008 including an international co-production, the company's debut performance as part of the Edinburgh international festival, two highly successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the company's first two European tours and co-productions with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Beijing Children's Arts Theatre. Susannah regularly represents the company at local, national and international trade and networking events.In addition to her work with Vox Motus Susannah produced the acclaimed a Play, a Pie and a Pint series for 8 years, latterly also acting as Artistic Director and Chief Executive. Other freelance producing work includes Dance of Death for Candice Edmunds and the Citizens Theatre; Blabbermouth for the National Theatre of Scotland; a Conversation With Carmel by Barrowland Ballet and Born to Run by Gary Mcnair. Susannah is a founding board member for  Scottish Arts Companies Terra Incognita and Rootstock Arts.


Victorian Bar
Fri 8th Sep - 12:30pm

Join us for an afternoon of networking and food in The Tron Vic Bar.

Bookable through website or box office.


Changing House
Fri 8th Sep - 2:30pm

An opportunity to get an artistic team together of Tron 100 members to workshop and develop a script that is already written by a Tron 100  member ( up to 60 mins) If you would like to submit a script for this please email Lisa.nicoll@tron.co.uk  by Thursday 20th of July with casting breakdown or attached team. If you are interested in this as an actor please also email Lisa by this date.

The day will consist of the team developing the script with a script in hand table read to a small invited audience at 7pm for feedback and – attendance will be by guest list and further information will be sent once the plays have been chosen.



With Lesley Hart
Changing House
Sat 9th Sep - 10:30am
7 hours

Does your play feel sluggish? Saggy? Exposition heavy? Want to shift the flab and tone the muscles?

Lesley Hart (award-winning playwright and dramaturg) delivers a programme of exercise and advice to help whip that flabby lump of genius into shape.

As a playwright, dramaturg and actress, Lesley has worked extensively in new writing for the Traverse Theatre, National Theatre Scotland, Oran Mor, Sherman Theatre, Paines Plough, Actors Touring Company, Fire Exit, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Magnetic North, Stellar Quines, BBC Radio drama and River City.


 
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