Virtual Workshops

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Workshop: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

11th June 2020, 1pm

Action To The Word’s Artistic Director Alexandra Spencer-Jones leads shares this toolbox for how to approach your Shakespearean speech. This kaleidoscopic tater tray of some of Shakespeare’s best bits gives you a new approach to attacking text, character and theme in the works of Shakespeare. Please prepare one speech and be aware of the character’s journey through the play.  
 
To register interest, please email dst.workshops@durham.ac.uk. This workshop will be held on Zoom and a link will be sent closer to the time. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/846325019186689

Workshop: Megan from HR present: Comedy Writing and Comedy Careers 

11th June 2020, 4pm

Join Megan from HR. for a fun, informative and what they can only expect will be an **extremely well-attended** workshop delving into their experiences of writing/performing comedy and creating their own work after graduating. This workshop, aimed at DST students, will provide tips and answer your questions on everything from how to begin writing your first sketch to writing, directing, and producing your own full-length show. 
 
To register interest, please email dst.workshops@durham.ac.uk. A Zoom link will be sent nearer the time. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/310909809898744/

Workshop: Producing – Proper Job, Honest! 

12th June 2020, 1pm

Chris Grady created and led the MA in Creative Producing at Mountview, leads the Producers’ Pool for 500+ freelance/independent producers, ran theatres and festivals, and is launching a new CGO Institute Diploma in Creative Producing. He will explore the different pathways to get to a career in the producing world including training, climbing the job ladder, and starting your own company. This is a workshop for anyone who believes they may wish to be a producer or make stuff happen in the theatre, arts and events in the future. We will look at tools you can use to look at your own ambitions, doubts, and what brings you joy. We can explore the old ways (2019 and before), and wonder at the new normal for our industry. Everyone needs more producers – its a proper job, honest. 
 
To register interest for this workshop, please email dst.workshops@durham.ac.uk and we will send you the Zoom link nearer the time! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/370003837269280/

Workshop: Writing on a Rock with Cressida Peever 

13th June, 1pm 

One of the most common things an emerging playwright will hear when receiving feedback on their play is that they have a great story to tell, but they need to work on structure. Because – as the saying goes – the wise man built his house on a rock. This session will stop your story sinking into the sand with a workshop-based deep-dive into the essentials of structure within a play to make your work both lean and effective. Whether you’re yet to put pen to paper, or working on a redraft, this workshop is aimed at anyone with in interest in writing for the stage. 

To register interest for this workshop, please email dst.workshops@durham.ac.uk and we will send you the Zoom link nearer the time!