29/10/2021 – 13/11/2021
14/12/2021 – 24/12/2021
14/07/2022 – 30/07/2022

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 Raw Material
Mon 08 Nov – 10:30 AM
Mon 08 Nov – 11:30 AM
Mon 08 Nov – 12:30 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Raw Material

Sessions:
10:30am – 11:20am – Margaret-Anne O’Donnell
11:30am – 12:20pm – Margaret-Anne O’Donnell
12:30pm – 13:20pm – Gillian Garrity

Our one-to-one sessions are a chance to have an online chat with people working in the industry who you might have burning questions for or might just have just always wanted a brew with. Each season we bring in experts from different specialisms to share their wisdom. These are advice sessions and a chance to pick the brains of arts professionals in a safe space. This month welcomes producers Margaret-Anne O’Donnell and Gillian Garrity (aka Raw Material). 

Margaret-Anne and Gillian will be able to offer advice on producing, budgeting, touring and project management so whether you’re stuck with a particular project or with producing in general then do get in touch and book in a slot.

Margaret-Anne and Gillian are founders of Raw Material, a independent production company supporting independent artists and working in collaboration with many of Scotland’s key producers and venues. In its first two years, Raw Material performed to over 60,000 audience members, employing over 250 freelance artists and creatives, touring from the smallest studios to the largest commercial venues and many in between. In 2019 / 2020 the critically acclaimed sell-out production, What Girls Are Made Of, co-produced with the Traverse Theatre, toured extensively across Scotland, UK, Brazil, USA and Australia. Raw Material has supported many Scottish artists to make and tour work, including Ramesh Meyyappan, Gary McNair, Beth Morton & Cora Bissett. The company has collaborated and produced work in the UK and Internationally with Vanishing Point, Barrowland Ballet, Al Seed and Untitled Projects / Scottish Ensemble.

In summer 2021, Raw Material toured across Scotland with Unicorn Dance Party, for children and families, as well as supporting independent artist Janice Parker as part of a new Edinburgh International Festival commission. 

 


with Vicki Manderson
Mon 08 Nov – 11:00 AM
Changing House
6 hours 30 minutes
£18 (£15)
Level: All
Suitable for: Actors | Directors

with Vicki Manderson

A devising and physical workshop that is focused on giving performers the chance to reconnect with their bodies and other artists in a room. After the past 18 months of not being able to be together, Vicki wants to create a safe and welcoming space where artists can give time to their body and start to explore what it’s like to move with other people again. The day will start with a warmup which will then lead to devising solo and ensemble work. This is a chance to get out of your head and back into your body.

Vicki is a movement director and choreographer based in Glasgow. She trained as a dancer at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and London Contemporary Dance School, she then went on to perform for many companies including Frantic Assembly, Protein Dance, Bare Bones and NTS. As a movement director she has made work at various theatres including NTS, National Theatre, Royal Court, Royal Exchange and The Abbey. She is co-artistic director of award-winning theatre company groupwork who made The Afflicted in 2019. Vicki is a trained Pilates foundation teacher.


with Matty May
Thu 11 Nov – 02:00 PM
Online Content
2 hours
£10 (£7)
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Matty May

What happens next? How do I make a show now? Can I still be an artist? This workshop won’t be able to answer everyone’s problems but will offer ways in which we might help each other through the mud. Facilitated by Matty May of Scottee & Friends.

Scottee & Friends operates as a collective of artists, producers, makers and participants creating theatre, social activism and long form community projects across the UK.

https://www.scottee.co.uk

Matty May is a working-class queer artist from Barking and the Associate Director of Scottee & Friends.


With Michael John O’Neill
Thu 18 Nov – 06:30 PM
Changing House
2 hours 30 minutes
£10 (£7)
Level: 1 – Beginner & 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: Writers

With Michael John O’Neill

Lessons learned from asking people to write plays AS WELL AS asking other people to let me write plays for them.

There used to be a road through here. And on a given day, depending on the weather, it was reasonably safe to follow it until it took you where you needed to be. But that road is long gone. So let’s talk about the realities of getting to where we need to be when where that is couldn’t be more unclear.

What you get:

– Open conversation on the process of commissioning work led by someone who commissions, has been commissioned, and would like to be commissioned more (please)

– Survey and analysis of the strategies, platforms and “opportunities” that are available and can be leveraged to build professional recognition

– Practical guidance on how to manage a career as a playwright

Attendees should come prepared to talk about a play they want to be paid to write.

Michael is a Northern Irish writer, dramaturg and producer based in Scotland. In 2019 Michael became the inaugural recipient of the Bruntwood Prize’s Original New Voice Award for his play AKEDAH. In 2020 his short monologue Sore Afraid was produced as a digital project by the National Theatre of Scotland, the Citizens Theatre, and BBC Scotland, and his short audio play Part Of That World was produced by Pitlochry Festival Theatre. His most recent full-length play, This Is Paradise, was produced by the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival 2021, where it got 5* reviews (Scotsman) and won the Popcorn Writing Award. His work as a theatre producer includes as Artistic Producer of the Tron Theatre (2014-2020), where he commissioned and produced such work as Isobel McArthur’s Pride And Prejudice* (*Sort Of), which later went on to have a large-scale UK tour 2019-2020 and transfer to the West End in 2021.


With Katherine Heath
Fri 19 Nov – 10:30 AM
Online Content
3 hours
£10 (£7)
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers

With Katherine Heath

This is a call out to the members of the brilliant Neuro-diverse* actors club! (*Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, ADHD)

I would like to invite you to join me and (hopefully) fellow members of the club to a safe and creative space to discuss, explore, share and teach how we negotiate and navigate our way around text and line-learning and translating it into performance.

No brain is the same. My neurodiverse brain is not necessarily going to have the answers you need. I would like to offer suggestions and give you a platform to ask the questions you need to voice. You know your brain better than I do, so come armed with your methods, ideas and burning creativity.

I cannot wait to meet you all!

To get the most out of the workshop, and to be respectful to the neurodiverse community, please only sign up to attend this workshop if you identify as neurodiverse.

Katherine Heath is a Voice, Accent and Acting Coach and Professional Actor. As a RADA graduate, she has appeared at the RSC, in the West End and for the last fifteen years she has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio. She trained as a Voice and Accent Coach on the MFA in Voice Studies course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; this is where she was diagnosed with her Neurodiversity. For the past 15 years she has developed a successful private coaching portfolio of students and acting clients. She has taught acting and voice at RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall, RCSSD, LIPA and Drama Studio London. Katherine’s specialist areas and research focuses on the neuro-diverse actor/acting student. Specifically aiding the dyslexic/dyspraxic/ADD actor in voice, acting and accent work.


With Raw Material
Mon 29 Nov – 10:30 AM
Mon 29 Nov – 11:30 AM
Mon 29 Nov – 12:30 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free
Level: All
Suitable for: All

With Raw Material

Sessions:
10:30am – 11:20am – Gillian Garrity
11:30am – 12:20pm – Gillian Garrity
12:30 pm – 13:20pm – Margaret-Anne O’Donnell

Our one-to-one sessions are a chance to have an online chat with people working in the industry who you might have burning questions for or might just have just always wanted a brew with. Each season we bring in experts from different specialisms to share their wisdom. These are advice sessions and a chance to pick the brains of arts professionals in a safe space. This month welcomes producers Margaret-Anne O’Donnell and Gillian Garrity (aka Raw Material). 

Margaret-Anne and Gillian will be able to offer advice on producing, budgeting, touring and project management so whether you’re stuck with a particular project or with producing in general then do get in touch and book in a slot.

Margaret-Anne and Gillian are founders of Raw Material, a independent production company supporting independent artists and working in collaboration with many of Scotland’s key producers and venues. In its first two years, Raw Material performed to over 60,000 audience members, employing over 250 freelance artists and creatives, touring from the smallest studios to the largest commercial venues and many in between. In 2019 / 2020 the critically acclaimed sell-out production, What Girls Are Made Of, co-produced with the Traverse Theatre, toured extensively across Scotland, UK, Brazil, USA and Australia. Raw Material has supported many Scottish artists to make and tour work, including Ramesh Meyyappan, Gary McNair, Beth Morton & Cora Bissett. The company has collaborated and produced work in the UK and Internationally with Vanishing Point, Barrowland Ballet, Al Seed and Untitled Projects / Scottish Ensemble.

In summer 2021, Raw Material toured across Scotland with Unicorn Dance Party, for children and families, as well as supporting independent artist Janice Parker as part of a new Edinburgh International Festival commission. 

 


With Phosphoros Theatre
Thu 02 Dec – 02:00 PM
Online Content
2 hours
£10 (£7)
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

With Phosphoros Theatre

A practical online workshop for early-career artists interested in making work with and/or for refugee communities. Drawing on Phosphoros Theatre’s work we will reflect on the practical, ethical and methodological decision making that informs this area of creative practice, with plenty of time for discussion and questions.

Phosphoros Theatre works mainly with refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-25, though sometimes with older adults too. We produce creative work for the general public and deliver community-based projects. Our approach involves a combination of new writing, devised work and self-authorship. This workshop is ideal for artists interested in working alongside refugee communities in exciting, informed and responsive ways. The workshop will be led by Kate Duffy-Syedi, Co-Artistic Director and Visiting Lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Syed Najibi, core member and trustee of Phosphoros Theatre.

Syed Najibi is an actor, activist and facilitator, he is currently performing in ‘All the beds I have slept in’ on tour across the UK, he is one of the leaders of Phosphoros Young Company and is a trustee of the charity. He regularly leads drama workshops for refugee youth and schools and training for professionals. Syed is also passionate about environmentally friendly energy. He is studying Sustainable Energy Engineering at Queen Mary University of London.

Kate Duffy-Syedi is one of the Artistic Directors of Phosphoros Theatre, leading on their participation work and representing the company in conferences relating to performance, youth work and forced migration. Kate has worked with the refugee community in various project management positions including mentoring, youth work, housing and advocacy. She has an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS. She is currently a PhD candidate at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD). She is also a visiting lecturer focussing on theatre and migration and applied theatre.


with Jo Clifford
Thu 02 Dec – 06:30 PM
Changing House
2 hours 30 minutes
£10 (£7)
Level: 1 – Beginner & 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: Writers/ Theatre Makers

with Jo Clifford

Everything’s changing. It’s frightening. We need to be able to ground ourselves in who we are. We need to celebrate ourselves. Value ourselves like a character in a favourite story. We can begin by telling our stories to a witness. And then hearing our stories told to us: and witnessed by our companions. And perhaps we can begin to see ourselves as heroes in our life story. Heroes: not victims. heroes who can contribute to the necessary changes in our lives and in our world.

This workshop is for anyone with a story to tell with some tips of how to tell it and how to listen.

Playwright, performer, father and grandmother. Author of around 110 plays, among them The Taming Of The Shrew and Life Is A Dream. First performed her The Gospel According To Jesus Queen Of Heaven here in the Changing House 12 years ago. Since then, it’s been translated into 6 languages and performed in every continent of the world.


with Steph Connell
Thu 09 Dec – 11:00 AM
Thu 09 Dec – 04:00 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Steph Connell

Sessions:

11:00pm – 11:50am – online
4:00pm – 4:50pm – online

Creative Cuppas are a chance to have an online brew with one of Tron Creative. These are 50 minutes slots and are very informal. They can be used to say hello or ask for practical advice on a project. It’s a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and to use our skills to help where we can.

These sessions will be with Steph Connell. Steph is Project Coordinator at the Tron Theatre and is also a freelance theatre producer. Her skills lie in project management, artist development, funding applications and generally making things happen so if you’re feeling stuck on a project or if you’re new to the Glasgow theatre scene and just want to say hello then book a slot and pop the kettle on.


with Steph Connell
Thu 09 Dec – 02:00 PM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

with Steph Connell

2.00pm

Creative Cuppas are a chance to have an online brew with one of Tron Creative. These are 50 minutes slots and are very informal. They can be used to say hello or ask for practical advice on a project. It’s a chance for us to meet more people from our artistic community and to use our skills to help where we can.

These sessions will be with Steph Connell. Steph is Project Coordinator at the Tron Theatre so is also a freelance theatre producer. Her skills lie in project management, artist development, funding applications and generally making things happen so if you’re feeling stuck on a project or if you’re new to the Glasgow theatre scene and just want to say hello then book a slot and pop the kettle on.


When booking, there is no need to add multiple items if more than one person in your household is going to be consuming the content at the same time as you.

All content will be hosted on our website and linked to the purchasing customer’s Tron online account.

If your purchase is completed:
– in advance of the ‘available to view’ date, you will receive a follow up email about your production.
– within the ‘available to view’ date, click on TrONLINE to log in and view your content.