14/09/2022 – 17/09/2022
28/09/2022 – 01/10/2022
29/09/2022 – 01/10/2022
06/10/2022 – 08/10/2022
12/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
21/10/2022 – 22/10/2022
25/10/2022
23/11/2022 – 08/01/2023

All paid for workshops are eligible for Pay What You Want. As everyone’s circumstances are different, we’re aiming to make our programme of work more accessible. There is a minimum price that we can offer and one that is slightly higher, for those who can afford to pay a little extra to help support the work that we do

with Rhea Mehmet
Tue 06 Sep – 10:30 AM
Thu 08 Sep – 10:30 AM
Tue 13 Sep – 10:30 AM
Thu 15 Sep – 10:30 AM
Tue 20 Sep – 10:30 AM
Thu 22 Sep – 10:30 AM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All
One-to-one sessions with Rhea Mehmet (online) Are you a new company struggling to establish your public image? Or an artist trying to make your social media pop? Or do you have a brilliant concept for a new show and are unsure how to market it? Join arts marketing consultant, Rhea Mehmet, for a one-off workshop that will help you to market yourselves or a show, in an intimate one-to-one session. These sessions are a chance for you to pick the brains of arts professionals from different specialisms in a safe space. Please note, there is only one slot per session, but a waiting list will be available. Rhea’s sessions are open to both individual artists and to companies. About Rhea Mehmet Rhea is a freelance arts marketing consultant with over ten years of experience in the arts sector across London and the UK. She is proud to have worked on campaigns for Wonder Fools, ThickSkin, Kae Tempest and Carbon Theatre to name a few. She has also worked at venues and institutions like the Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre and the Royal Court Theatre. She is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she works on brand and marketing campaigns for arts organisations, non-profits and sustainable businesses across the globe. She is passionate about developing relationships with underrepresented audiences and was a member of the Arts Marketing Associations’ Audience Diversity Academy.

One-to-Ones with Imogen Stirling
Wed 07 Sep – 11:00 AM
Wed 14 Sep – 04:00 PM
Wed 21 Sep – 11:00 AM
Wed 19 Oct – 11:00 AM
Wed 02 Nov – 11:00 AM
Wed 09 Nov – 04:00 PM
Wed 16 Nov – 11:00 AM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Creative Cuppa (In-Person) – One-To-One Session

Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you.

These one-to-one Creative Cuppas offer an opportunity to meet the brand new Tron Creative team: Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling and Artistic Producer, Seona McClintock. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can; sessions led by Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker. 


One-to-Ones with Imogen Stirling
Wed 07 Sep – 01:00 PM
Wed 21 Sep – 01:00 PM
Wed 19 Oct – 01:00 PM
Wed 02 Nov – 01:00 PM
Wed 16 Nov – 01:00 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Creative Cuppa (Online) – One-To-One Session

Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you.

These one-to-one Creative Cuppas offer an opportunity to meet the brand new Tron Creative team: Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling and Artistic Producer, Seona McClintock. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can; sessions by Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker. 

When you book your session, we’d appreciate you including a line or two about what you might like to chat about so we can ensure the right people are on hand to answer your questions.


Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling as part of Creative Cuppas
Wed 07 Sep – 04:00 PM
Wed 09 Nov – 11:00 AM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed

Group Workshop (In-Person): What is BUILD and how can it help me? 

Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can.

We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group. 

In this session we will focus on how the BUILD programme can help you and how to get involved with other creative opportunities at the Tron. This session will be led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker.


with Wonder Fools
Tue 13 Sep – 06:30 PM
Changing House
2 hours 30 minutes
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: All

549 is a play with songs, movement and storytelling and is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts. It is the true story of four local miners who, 80 years ago, travelled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain to fight in the Spanish Civil War.

In this workshop, Wonder Fools will explore how they uncovered the story, created the show and toured the production as well as leading a number of practical exercises that they used to make 549. Expect movement, text and song.

“One of the most vibrant young companies to emerge onto the Scottish theatre scene in recent years.” The Scotsman, 2021

About Wonder Fools

Wonder Fools SCIO (SC047673) are a registered charity and arts organisation. They create contemporary theatre based on a diverse range of current and historical real-life stories. They seek unknown and forgotten stories lost in the evolving social landscape of Britain that they are able to reshape and make theatre from.

They are the creators of the international participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times in association with the Traverse Theatre, which has engaged over 6500 young people in 16 different countries and commissioned 12 writers including Bryony Kimmings, Chris Thorpe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Douglas Maxwell, the PappyShow and Hannah Lavery.

Other selected work includes: And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts (Wonder Fools), Lampedusa by Anders Lustagarten (Citizens Theatre in association with Wonder Fools), Meet Jan Black (Ayr Gaiety in association with Wonder Fools); McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World (Wonder Fools), The Coolidge Effect (Wonder Fools) and WFxS.


Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling as part of Creative Cuppas
Wed 14 Sep – 11:00 AM
Wed 16 Nov – 04:00 PM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All
Group Workshop (In-Person): Working Out a Project’s Next Steps Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can. We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group. These sessions will invite you to discuss a project you’ve been working on, using shared expertise to help you figure out the next steps; led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker.

Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling as part of Creative Cuppas
Wed 14 Sep – 01:00 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All
Group Workshop (Online): How To Fund My Project  Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can. We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group. In this workshop, we’ll aim to remove the daunting element of funding and keep it clear and simple – what are the steps you need to take to get your project funded and where do you start? Led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker.

with Katherine Skene
Tue 20 Sep – 10:30 AM
Changing House
3 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All actors and vocalists with an interest in Musical Theatre

This workshop is hosted in partnership with Spotlight.

Whether you are working on a new song, you want some advice on pieces you are using during auditions or just want some feedback on songs you enjoy – Katherine offers first class and invaluable feedback on your performances.

Choosing a song of your own choice, in this group audition session, you will have the opportunity to ‘audition’ live one at a time, running through the process as if it was the real thing. After you have performed, Katherine will provide in-depth feedback on your performance and work through the material with you, highlighting areas of possible improvement and how to use your time and talent efficiently when in the room. You will also have the chance at the end to have an open Q&A with Katherine, where she will be happy to answer any industry questions you may have.

In a relaxed and safe space, this is a great opportunity to work on your material, to try out new ideas and an opportunity to gain audition experience.

Please bring a song of your own choice, either Musical Theatre or Pop style (no more than 5 minutes). We will have a live pianist in the room, so please do bring along your sheet music (in a folder if possible). Please also bring a second song with you, just in case.

About Katherine Skene

In 2020, Katherine Skene won ‘Best Casting in a Musical’ for the production of Come From Away at the CDG Awards and is a probationary member of the Casting Director’s Guild. Katherine worked in the casting arena for several years, beginning her career as the casting assistant for Selladoor Worldwide, before spending the majority of her time working as the casting assistant for Pippa Ailion Casting in London.

Before beginning her casting career, Katherine studied Business Management at Robert Gordon University. After graduating she went on to study as a performer at The American Musical Theatre Academy in London. Following performing professionally for a few years, she began to explore a career on the other side, mixing her passion for the arts with her business knowledge.

Having started off her career working with the talent agencies, Intertalent Group and United Agents, she fell in love with the casting process when she joined the Selladoor Worldwide team in 2016. From 2017 – 2020 Katherine was part of the casting team for Pippa Ailion Casting, one of London’s top casting directors, where she worked on many West End productions, UK and International tours, as well as her first film credit, working on the Elton John movie ‘Rocketman’.

Katherine is now a Spotlight Professionals Consultant, using her experience and knowledge from her casting career to educate, support and advise Spotlight’s casting and agent members.


Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling as part of Creative Cuppas
Wed 21 Sep – 04:00 PM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

Group Workshop (In-Person): Brainstorming An Idea Into Being 

Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can.

 

We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group.

 

In this session, we will explore strategies on how to push past mental block and make room for fresh thinking. As a group, we’ll help each other tackle challenges that have arisen in personal projects. These sessions will be led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker.


with Eve Nicol
Sat 24 Sep – 12:00 PM
Changing House
4 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: Directors, Producers, Theatre-Makers, Self-Producing Artists

Question the rules! Smash the system! Have fun! Create sustainable, supportive rehearsal rooms by exploring employment law, workers’ rights and punk rock.

In this group session, playwright and director Eve Nicol will support you in writing a creative manifesto you can stand by. Understand how your unique values and limits as an artist can support the people you work with. Share experiences and resources to help others level up and achieve easy wins.

The final part of the workshop will be given over to one-to-one troubleshooting conversations with Eve.

A light-hearted and upbeat workshop to give you the confidence to reshape the industry.

This session will benefit those with experience in contracting, recruitment or running rehearsal rooms, including directors, producers and artists staging their own work.

This session will not cover profit-share agreements, funding applications or bad vibes.

 

About Eve Nicol

Glaswegian theatre director and playwright Eve Nicol works with ambitious organisations who want to impact the world and show audiences a good time. Her recent work includes directing the Scottish tour of Hannah Lavery’s The Drift for the National Theatre of Scotland, and the world premiere of I Can Go Anywhere by Douglas Maxwell for Traverse Theatre. Eve’s writing frequently includes a musical element, including her debut play One Life Stand for gig-theatre pioneers Middle Child, and the stage adaptation of Belle & Sebastian’s iconic album If You’re Feeling Sinister for BBC Arts and Avalon.

Eve is a Council Member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights. She worked in arts administration for seven years before starting her freelance career. As a self-producer, Eve has brought stories to pubs, fields and swimming pools across the UK. 


with Ramesh Meyyappan
Sat 08 Oct – 10:30 AM
Victorian Bar
3 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: All

This Visual Language workshop is an introduction to and brief exploration of how a visual theatrical language can work. Using visual texts as a basis for exploration, participants will have an opportunity to play with visual ideas and consider a myriad of visual possibilities within ‘storytelling’ to create a short visual narrative using choreographed movement and sign mime.

Sign Mime is a technique whereby the performer remains stationary using their bodies and hands to visually represent objects, events or actions. It is a technique which adds visual and physical special effects to a narrative.

About Ramesh Meyyappan

A Glasgow-based Singaporean, Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, for example incorporating circus techniques, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work.

Since Ramesh moved to Scotland, he has played an important role in raising deaf awareness within the Scottish theatre community. He works tirelessly to make his work mainstream, accessible both to deaf and hearing people.

Over the years, his solo performances and collaborations have toured nationally and internationally (over 20 countries) to much critical acclaim – www.rameshmeyyappan.org.


with Jordan & Skinner
Mon 17 Oct – 02:00 PM
Victorian Bar
3 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

Where are we going with gender equality? Award-winning feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner explore what the future looks like for intersectional feminism in this hands-on workshop. We have no answers, only questions but will use theatre workshop and popular education techniques to share and explore what we think the future looks like for the movement. This will be a fun, inclusive and thought-provoking workshop suitable for everyone of all genders, whether you know a lot about feminism or not.

About Jordan & Skinner

Jordan & Skinner are a feminist theatre company. Our vision is for a world in which women and other marginalised genders take up space. We are a collaboration between performer Melanie Jordan and director Caitlin Skinner and we make joyful theatre out of the things that make us angry.

The company’s previous shows are A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego; a riotous satirical look at masculinity, Sanitise; a one woman show set in a bathroom which explored female sexuality and won a Fringe First Award 2014 and At A Stretch; a ground-breaking physical theatre show for young audiences and their families about a lesbian love story and which won a Three Weeks Editors’ Award 2017.


Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling
Wed 19 Oct – 04:00 PM
Wed 02 Nov – 04:00 PM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

Group Workshop (In-Person): Creative Cuppas 

Creative Cuppas are informal sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can.

We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group.

This session has no theme and is instead an opportunity to talk, socialise and meet other artists. These Creative Cuppas will be led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling, performance poet and theatre-maker.


with Sara Shaarawi
Fri 21 Oct – 01:00 PM
Victorian Bar
3 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: All

Join playwright Sara Shaarawi as she talks about the process of writing and developing Sister Radio. We’ll be looking at how a play moves from a seed idea to the page, and eventually to the stage. Sara will chat about her process in writing Sister Radio from early drafts to conducting research to collaborating with the director Caitlin Skinner. We’ll be look at playwriting as a deeply collaborative process, always in conversation with various people, art forms, histories and experiences.

About Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a Cairene playwright, based in Glasgow. Her play Niqabi Ninja was produced by Independent Arts Projects (Edinburgh) and Hewar Theater Company (Alexandria) and was performed in London (Shubbak Festival), Edinburgh (EIF/Lycuem), Glasgow (Tramway), Inverness (Eden Court), Aberdeen (Lemon Tree) and Dundee (Dundee Rep) as well Alexandria and Cairo. In 2017 she was one of the recipients of the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s New Playwright’s Awards, and received a Starter programme bursary with the National Theatre of Scotland. Other credits include performing in One Day in Spring (Oran Mor/NTS), and project managing the Arab Arts Focus showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.


Group Workshop with Imogen Stirling as part of Creative Cuppas
Wed 09 Nov – 01:00 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

Group Workshop (Online): Brainstorming An Idea Into Being 

Creative Cuppas are informal one-to-one sessions with members of the Tron Creative team. They can be held in-person or online and last for 50 minutes. So whether you’re looking to brainstorm a new idea, chat through a project you’re stuck on or simply want the chance to say hello and find out more about the Tron, these sessions are for you. This is a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and use our skills to help where we can.

We’re introducing a new type of Creative Cuppa: group sessions. Up to five artists will be able to book the same slot to allow for a relaxed, collaborative discussion where we can chat as a group. In these sessions, we’ll chat through early stage ideas to push past mental block and find fresh thinking. As a group, we’ll help each other talk through our projects and tackle any challenges.

These Creative Cuppas will be led by Artist Development Coordinator, Imogen Stirling who is also a performance poet and theatre-maker.


with Harry Mould
Thu 24 Nov – 06:00 PM
Online Content
2 hours
£10/ £8.50/ £7
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

Online Workshop with Harry Mould

Discover, define and deliver the steps you need to make your creative practice equitable and intersectionally inclusive. This supportive and non-judgemental online workshop is action driven and for everyone – from individual artists, to creative organisations and individuals unsure of how to get started on their journey towards inclusivity, to advocates looking to build on existing practice. Together, we’ll discuss everything from basic terminology to writing your own diversity policy.

This session will be led by Harry Mould (they/she), an artist and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) champion. They are The Lyceum’s first EDI Associate and on the Board for theatre companies Vanishing Point and Wonder Fools. One of the founding team members of Bolton Pride festival, a member of Edinburgh Caribbean Association, and a graduate of Stonewall’s Role Model programme, their progress towards better EDI practice in the arts is ongoing – and she’s keen to invite people along for the journey!


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