Directing and Performing in Short Plays

with Caitlin Skinner

21st February 2018

For beginner and intermediate directors and performers.

In this practical workshop for actors and directors, participants with explore approaches to working with short plays. How do you tackle big ideas when time is of the essence?

Caitlin trained in Edinburgh and New York and specialises in creating urgent, bold and generous theatre for a range of audiences. As well as her work with Melanie Jordan as Jordan & Skinner, Caitlin is Artistic Director of new writing pub theatre company Village Pub Theatre and Director with new touring theatre company Pearlfisher. Her directing credits include Woke (Apphia Campbell/Edinburgh Fringe), Hair of the Dog with Village Pub Theatre (Village Pub Theatre, Traverse Festival) The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde (Lung Ha Theatre Company), Sanitise (Jordan & Skinner, Winner of 2014 Scotsman Fringe First Award) Selkie and The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s Life (A Play, A Pie and A Pint) and Noye’s Fludde (Lammamuir/McOpera). Caitlin was dramaturg on As the Crow Flies (Greg Sinclair/Imaginate) and rehearsal director for A Stone’s Throw (Giddy Aunt). Caitlin has worked as Assistant Director with National Theatre of Scotland (The James Plays, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Driver’s Seat) Dundee Rep (In My Father’s Words) Traverse Theatre (Breakfast Plays) and Royal Lyceum Theatre (Cinderella).

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