01/07/2021 – 17/07/2021
24/11/2021 – 02/01/2022
with Susan Worsfold
Tue 02 Mar – 11:00 AM
Online Content
3 hours 30 minutes
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers

Led by Susan Worsfold, this online voice workshop is rooted in the Nadine George Voice Work (NGVW) to explore breath, body, voice and creative text. It offers space to re-centre and re-energise ourselves in our own practice, as we work through and beyond the digital screen to creatively connect to others during this time of isolation. The workshop will follow the known form of NGVW where you will be guided through solo breath practice, sung sound and classic text. It is open to creative artists looking to reconnect to their practice or be introduced to this work for the first time. This workshop will be delivered digitally with a maximum of 4 participants ensuring a focused, expansive space for individual work and group connection. Details will be sent prior to the workshop which will help prepare for working online.

About Susan:
Susan Worsfold is an award-winning theatre director, drawing from her 25 years of experience of the Nadine George Voice Work, which equips people to expand their sense of self. She has a highly artistic, developed and accessible practice in the use of breath, body, space, sound and word, from where the artist and audience alike understand their standing in space, in the community and therefore their voice in society at large, equipping them with tools to be seen, be heard and take space.

Susan is co-company director of Queen Jesus Productions, working with Jo Clifford & Annabel Cooper and directs the internationally acclaimed The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, which toured to Brazil in 2016, won a Made in Scotland and Scottish Arts Award and continues to tour to UK, Europe and South America.

Susan was Co-Director of the Nadine George Voice Centre of Voice Studio International having met Nadine George at the age of 18 whilst training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has worked consistently and closely with Nadine since 1994. She is one of the small group of world-wide accredited teachers and is an Associate Teacher at the RCS.


with Ania Urbanowska
Wed 03 Mar – 11:00 AM
Online Content
5 hours
Level: 1 – Beginner
Suitable for: All

This practical workshop will cover tips for capturing your videos, software layout, setting up new projects, basic editing techniques and keyboard shortcuts, transitions, working with audio and exporting your finished film. By the end of the workshop participants will have built confidence and knowledge in the use of basic editing skills that will allow them to create and deliver their films.

The workshop will run for four hours in total, split into two parts, with a break in the middle for participants to complete an editing exercise and have lunch. Participants are asked to attend the whole session. During the workshop you will be using DaVinci Resolve, a free non-linear editing software available for macOS and Windows, you can download it here:


This workshop will be recorded and sent to participants after the workshop so they can go back and reference it when editing their own work.

About Ania:
Ania Urbanowski is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on numerous short fiction and documentary films, as well as collaborated on experimental and artists projects. Ania’s core focus is editing but she has also worked as a Cinematography for some of the more collaborative, experimental projects.

Ania has worked on short films including Factory Talk (2020) that won Best Artists’ Film at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Fashion In the Dark (2019), which won Best New Fashion Film at the Fashion Film Festival in Milan, Where Are We Now (2016), which has received Best Documentary Award at Forbes Under 30 Short Film Festival and These Are My Hands (2018) which won Best Experimental Short at Outfest.

She formerly worked as Post-Production Coordinator at the Scottish Documentary Institute and now is a Co-Director of Media Education, a social enterprise company that uses media as a community development tool and helps people share their experiences through radio and video production, creating positive change in their lives and communities.

As part of her practice she delivers editing and filmmaker workshops for people of all ages and abilities.


Please note tickets are being sold through both The Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the  Gaiety website to see what else is available.

with Ned Glasier
Wed 10 Mar – 02:30 PM
Online Content
2 hours
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Getting started in devising is often the hardest bit. In two hour workshop about making work with young people, participants are invited to explore how to use sources to inspire young people to generate lots of artistic responses in a fun, unpressured and personal way, creating a broad range of material to build your play from.

Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

About Company Three:
Company Three is a leading force for change for teenagers in our local community and around the world. They are a theatre company led by the ideas of 75 members aged 11-19. They develop their practice through deep-rooted relationships locally and share our practice globally to impact teenagers everywhere. Working in Islington, North London, they make transformative theatre through long-term, intensive collaboration between young people and professional theatre-makers. The company’s plays have been performed at the National Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Yard Theatre and on the BBC.

Their play Brainstorm has been produced by more than 80 companies across the world and we have trained more than 500 practitioners through our in-house courses and university teaching. In 2020 Company Three brought hundreds of youth theatres in 18 countries together to make the Coronavirus Time Capsule.

Company Three believe youth theatre can be a place of community, radical art and social change.


with Maria Gray
Thu 11 Mar – 06:15 PM
Online Content
1 hours 30 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

This 90-minute group workshop will be based on the body and mind, incorporating yoga poses, meditation, breath work, self-massage, fears, creative outlet and developing healthy habits.

The session will include:

Facial massage
Discussion around fears and goals
Breathing exercises
Guided meditation
Help in establishing habits and encouraging creativity

Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

About Maria:
Maria is an actress and yoga teacher and this session, made especially for those working in the arts, recognises the importance of looking after your mind and body at this difficult time. Over the last three years Maria has delivered yoga and meditation sessions to actors, stage managers, directors and theatre staff across the country, delivering one to ones and group sessions, as well as yoga for children and business.

Maria’s yoga sessions are often tailored with the arts industry in mind with a personal understanding of the need to be creative, to share and explore ideas. Now more than ever the importance of self-care, love and understanding of our bodies and minds needs to be at the heart of what we do. We don’t want people to just survive this pandemic but to thrive and discover that their creativity will never go away…. We can unlock our potential to be ready for life, all the time.


with Alan Lane
Wed 17 Mar – 06:15 PM
Online Content
2 hours
Level: All
Suitable for: All

In this 2-hour workshop Slung Low’s Alan Lane will talk about how the company’s relationship to their community and how this at the heart of their work. He will discuss how they used to work before the pandemic, what they have done throughout and what they hope to do in the future and the ethos and politics that run through all three.

Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

About Alan:
Alan Lane is Artistic Director of Slung Low directing most of their work over the last decade including projects with the Barbican, the RSC, The Almeida, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, Sheffield Theatres, Singapore Arts Festival and the Lowry. Slung Low make large scale people’s theatre work on stages, trains, castles, swimming pools, fishing boats and town centres.

In 2017 Slung Low headlined Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with Flood by James Phillips: a 4-part epic performed online, live and on the BBC. Over half a million people saw a part of Flood. It won a Royal Televisual Award Yorkshire for innovation in drama. Alan has directed in places as wide ranging as the National Theatre of Croatia, a sari shop in Manchester, Buckingham Palace and in a village in Purulia, Southern India.

In 2018 Slung Low, with support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, opened a new Cultural Community College in Leeds offering a full range of cultural lessons in activities from South Indian Cooking to blacksmithing, star gazing to documentary film making and much in between.

In 2019 Slung Low took over management of the oldest working men’s club in Britain, The Holbeck in South Leeds: they run this venue as a Pay What You Decide creative and community space.

During the Covid crisis of 2020 the company was the ward lead for Holbeck and Beeston for social care referrals with responsibility for 7500 homes. They run a non-means tested self referral foodbank: delivering over 250 parcels of food a week.


with Andy Edwards
Wed 24 Mar – 11:00 AM
Wed 24 Mar – 03:00 PM
Wed 24 Mar – 07:00 PM
Online Content
1 hours
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers

Playwrights! Have you written a draft of a new stage play? Do you need someone to read it?

Sign up for a Script Surgery with playwright and dramaturg Andy Edwards. These hour-long one-to-one sessions are a chance for you listen to feedback, seek guidance, ask questions and most importantly, have a chat about your play.

Participants will leave with an understanding of how to re-approach their play text, both with an eye to further drafts and the continued development of their playwriting craft.

After you have booked your slot your will need to email us your script by Wednesday 17 March.

About Andy:
Andy Edwards is a Glasgow-based playwright and dramaturg. His plays include Happy Ark Day 🙂 for National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Scenes for Survival’, In Burrows and the 2017 ART award-winning Scribble. Andy was Tron Theatre’s 2019 Mayfesto Writer in Residence and a PYROMANIA playwright with FIRE EXIT.

Andy’s dramaturgy includes writing, artist mentorship and collaboration with Carrie Skinner, Lung Ha Theatre Company, Talking Dramaturgy and Exeunt Magazine. During 2020 he co-facilitated Make It Accessible, a digital working group exploring access in performance with Birds of Paradise. Click to here check out his publications.


with Lu Kemp
Wed 24 Mar – 12:30 PM
Wed 24 Mar – 01:30 PM
Wed 24 Mar – 04:30 PM
Online Content
50 minutes
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Directors & Theatre Makers

Tron Theatre and the Gaiety are offering One to One online sessions with arts professionals and friends of the Tron. These will be advice sessions and a chance to pick the brains of arts professionals from different specialisms in a safe space. This month welcomes director Lu Kemp.

This month’s slots are specifically for directors and theatre makers and Lu will be able to offer advice on projects, collaboration, careers and directing in general then do get in touch and book in a slot.

Please note these are one off sessions, each session is 50 minutes. There is only one slot per session but a waiting list will be available. Each practitioner will be doing dates with both the Tron and the Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

About Lu:
Lu is the Artistic Director of Perth Theatre, Scotland. She is an award-winning theatre director and dramaturg with a distinctive reputation for her work in new writing, physical theatre and dance.

Lu is an Associate Artist with the internationally renowned company Inspector Sands, for whom created and directed The Lounge (subsequently adapted and toured by the Riksteatern – National Theatre of Sweden), Mass Observation (Almeida), and If That’s All There Is (which won the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Award 2009). For Perth Theatre her work includes Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Kes by Robert Alan Evans, Six Inches of Top Soil and the Fact it Rains by Kieran Hurley, Shakespeare’s Richard III, Knives in Hens by David Harrower and Aladdin. As a freelance director her work she has worked for The Citizens, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, The National Theatre of Scotland, Artangel, The Tricycle, Almeida and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Lu has worked as a dramaturg for both theatre and dance companies including Dance Xchange Birmingham, Rambert, Sadler’s Wells and The Place in the UK, and de Stilte Dance in the Netherlands.

Lu began her career as the Scottish Arts Council Trainee Theatre Director at TAG, Citizens Theatre. She later trained on the LEM at Lecoq, Paris, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, New York.

with The PappyShow
Fri 26 Mar – 02:00 PM
Online Content
£30 – £45
Level: All
Suitable for: All

This three-day residency will explore The PappyShow’s playful approach to creating and devising material.

Friday 26th 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 27th 10am – 4:45pm
Sunday 28th 10am – 4:45pm

We look at approaches to making movement and playing games, delving into collaborative and inclusive approaches to make work. For anyone over the age of 16 who is up for doing some moving and shaking! No previous experience is necessary – just a playful, encouraging and collaborative attitude. We will be working quite physically, so be prepared to sweat, push yourself and have lots of fun. No previous experience necessary.

If you don’t know our work already, we currently have a free programme of workshops until 03 March. Get in touch with booking@thepappyshow.co.uk if you would like a taste of our work before the residency.

Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

Tron Theatre, the Gaiety and PappyShow are offering a limited number of free bursary places for this residency for people of colour. If you would like to enquire about a bursary place, then please email creative@tron.co.uk with the subject line ‘PappyShow Bursary.’

We try to make our prices as accessible as possible but realise the cost of this residency might still be a barrier for a lot of artists at this time. If you are struggling financially but would like to attend this residency then please email creative@tron.co.uk and let us know.

About the PappyShow:
The PappyShow is a playful, physical and visual ensemble theatre company. Formed in January 2013 by Kane Husbands, in order to provide a much-needed space for actors to train in physical theatre. We use exercise and training to devise and create work. We are a diverse company and difference and diversity are the cornerstones to our work and process. We work with actors, dancers, movers and non-performers, but we only ever expect you to be yourself – we are just US. We believe that having a space to play, devise and fail improves us as people and we use a physical and therapeutic approach to create our work.


with Johnny McKnight
Fri 02 Apr – 02:00 PM
Online Content
2 hours
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers

Covid and lockdown has presented us with new challenges as writers – how can we make socially distanced and responsible work? What is this new theatrical language we’re being asked to work in and how do we push and challenge ourselves in unfamiliar mediums that we might not have had experience of working in before?

Join us for an interactive workshop looking at how we, as playwrights, might transfer our experience whilst still maintaining a scene of the theatrical. How do we collaborate with people online? How do we envisage projects that can be delivered under these unique and challenging conditions? And most importantly, how do we keep a sense of play when we’re stuck in a room on our own?

Please note tickets are being sold through both the Tron and The Gaiety so if our dates are sold then do head over to the Gaiety website to see what else is available.

About Johnny:
Johnny McKnight has worked across Scottish theatre as a director, writer, educator and performer. Online work during covid has included new musical RapunzelOut of the Woods (3 part series with Alan Cumming) for National Theatre of Scotland; Earwig (Danny Krass) for Tron Theatre and Meet Jan Black for the Ayr Gaiety. He’s also currently trying to write a new musical with Anita Vettesse over Zoom, when his wifi decides not to play up.