Taking Work Outdoors and Making it Happen

with Jude Doherty (Grid Iron) and Alan Richardson (Surge)

This performance has taken place in the past

with Jude Doherty (Grid Iron) and Alan Richardson (Surge)

Sales for this event will stop at 10pm, Thursday 3rd December

A discussion with leaders of two of Scotland’s most prominent companies known for working in unusual spaces about their work and the practicalities of making it all happen. 

With many artists looking for new ways to create work outside of traditional theatre spaces, we will be discussing the benefits of outdoor work, along with challenges and practicalities of making it happen. This event will be suitable for anyone wishing to explore making outdoor work for the first time. 

All workshops this season have tickets available through both the Tron and the Gaiety, if one has sold out then do make sure you check the other to grab a spot.

Judith Doherty is Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron.  She founded the company in 1995. From 2000 – 2020 she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and she has also sat on the boards of the Independent Theatre Council and NVA.  She is a member of the Scottish Drama Training Network management team.  Freelance work has included Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh International Festival, Unique Events and BBC Scotland.  In 2003 Judith received the Jack Tinker Spirit of the Fringe Award for her services to the festival.  She graduated from University of Edinburgh in 1995 with an MA (Hons) in History of Art and English Literature.


Alan has working in outdoor arts sector for 30 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has created and delivered outdoor arts training courses in Porto (European Capital of Culture 2001) and Liverpool (Hope St LTD). He has programmed street theatre festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. He has also directed multiple outdoor and indoor performances that have enjoyed international touring success.

Alan is currently Director of Surge, dedicated to the promotion and development of outdoor arts, physical theatre and circus across Scotland. In this role, he develops and delivers professional development, masterclasses, residencies and outreach programmes across Scotland, and Surge Festival, Scotland’s only outdoor arts festival in July in Glasgow.


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Taking Work Outdoors and Making it Happen