All Events

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Tue 28th Aug - 10:30am
Victorian Bar
7 hours
Non-Members 3
Members Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Need some desk space with likeminded people for the day? Bring your laptop and pull up a chair in the Vic Bar for the day with free tea all day and bowl of the soup of the day for lunch or members can get discounted food in the bar.

Email creative@tron.co.uk to book a place


with Lindsay Mitchell
Mon 3rd Sep - 2:00pm
Mon 3rd Sep - 3:00pm
Mon 3rd Sep - 4:00pm
Mon 3rd Sep - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
1 hours
Closed to Non-Members
Members Free
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Here at the Tron there’s no such thing as a silly question. If you have a burning question about making work (silly or not) then here’s your chance to ask it. Whether you’re struggling to understand a contract, balance a budget, book a tour, write a tech rider or just need to bounce an idea off someone then let us know. Members of team Tron will be available on the afternoons listed above to have a brew, answer some questions and get to know MAKER members and their work.

Email creative@tron.co.uk to book a place

 


with COMMON
Thu 6th Sep - 7:00pm
Changing House
3 hours
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

COMMON GROUND is an inclusive, supportive discussion exclusively aimed at artists who self-identify as working-class. This event will offer a platform for working-class artists based in Glasgow and the surrounding areas to discuss the barriers to career progression they face in UK theatre, and offer their suggestions of opportunities which could be created to help artists overcome these barriers.

Participants will take part in a supportive discussion contributing to the dialogue between the Tron Theatre and COMMON about how to effectively support working-class artists in this region.

COMMON is an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, and help artists from working-class backgrounds build sustainable careers in theatre. We are an inaugural Associate Company of English Touring Theatre, collaborating with them to outreach our work across the UK and support the nationwide development of working-class artists. We are also proud to receive support from esteemed, working-class Patrons including Olivier award-winning playwright James Graham.

www.commontheatre.co.uk


with Judith Doherty
Mon 10th Sep - 12:30pm
Changing House
2 hours
Non Members 30
Members 15
Level: 1 - Beginner & 2 - Intermediate
Suitable for: Theatre makers and producers

Using recent productions as case studies we'll look at how Grid Iron shows are conceived and then brought to fruition including the sensible things like timeframes, budgeting and fundraising and then the exciting things like finding performance sites, health and safety on site, working with venues, co-producing and putting together creative teams. We'll talk about when things have worked, when they haven’t, and when they shouldn’t have but did.

Participants will learn how Grid Iron approach different kinds of productions and will leave with tips on budgeting and fundraising, finding sites, working with venues and forging partnerships and co-productions. Please come armed with lots of questions.

Judith is the Producer, Chief Executive and Co - Artistic Director of Grid Iron which she founded in 1995. Grid Iron is an Edinburgh based new writing theatre company which specialises in creating site-specific and location theatre although they also produce work for the stage. In their 22 years, they have received 31 awards and 29 nominations covering all aspects of their work from acting, writing and music to stage management, design and technical expertise.

www.gridiron.org.uk

 


with Douglas Maxwell
Mon 10th Sep - 7:00pm
Changing House
2 hours 30 minutes
Non Members 30
Members 15
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers & Theatre Makers

An informal lecture, chat and Q & A on all aspects of professional playwriting and dramaturgy. A session for writers and theatre makers who need a boost, a spark and the reassurance that they're on the right track. The session will also look as dramaturgy – what it is, how to get into it and the relationship between playwrights and dramaturgs. Participants will leave feeling equipped, informed and ready to work with an awareness of different avenues available to them.

Douglas Maxwell has been one of Scotland’s top playwrights since his debut in 2000. His recent work includes The Whip Hand at The Traverse Edinburgh, Charlie Sonata at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Yer Granny (a version of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona) for the National Theatre of Scotland and Fever Dream: Southside for The Citizens, Glasgow. His plays are published by Oberon books. His first collection of work focuses on his writing for younger audiences and includes Decky Does a Bronco, Mancub, Too Fast, The Mother Ship and Helmet.

*Please bring a notepad and pen.


with Suzy Catliff
Tue 11th Sep - 1:30pm
Changing House
3 hours
Non Members 30
Members 15
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performers

Join casting director Suzy Catliff for an interactive practical Self Taping workshop. Suzy will critique and give handy hints and tips on the do’s and don’ts of self-taping for auditions in a supportive, relaxed group setting. All Suzy’s workshops are run in a relaxed, supportive and positive environment allowing you to share and learn from everyone within the group as well as from Suzy’s feedback and notes.

This workshop offers the opportunity to ‘practise’ this increasingly used technique and learn some simple do’s and don’ts in order to increase your potential and allow your work to be seen in a more positive and professional light.

Suzy works as a casting director, theatre director, lecturer and writer. She is a member of the Casting Directors Guild and associate member of The Writers Guild. She is UK Casting Associate for Shaftesbury Films in Toronto and has worked on all series of The Inspector Murdoch Mysteries (13 and counting) and the new series Frankie Drake. She also works in drama schools and in actor training and is an examiner for Trinity College London.

www.suzycatliff.co.uk

* Using the Spotlight links provided, Suzy will send participants a suitable scene and ask you to record your own self tape and submit it by 9th September to creative@tron.co.uk. Non-members who have not already submitted their spotlight links will need to do so by 3rd September.

** Please wear lose fitting clothes and bring a notepad and pen


with Jason Perez
Wed 12th Sep - 10:30am
Changing House
7 hours
Non Members 60
Members 30
Level: 1 - Beginner
Suitable for: Performers

Longform improv is an art form that's been made famous by the likes of the Second City and the Upright Citizens Brigade as well as by performers such as Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, and Donald Glover. Emotion is the glue that holds improv together. It's the thing that will lead you to stronger scenes with great POV, characters, and connection to your partner.

In this full-day workshop, participants will work on finding and using emotions in scenes. Having a strong emotion helps to get performers out of their head and playing to the top of their abilities. Participants will also learn how emotion will keep them in the moment and help them to follow their instincts.

Jason Perez is the Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Improv Festival. Originally from Southern California, he started doing improv with the National Comedy Theatre and Comedy Sportz. In Los Angeles, Jason performed and trained with The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and IO West. In New York, Jason co-founded the corporate improv training company Improv (In) Corporation. Jason has been teaching improv for 8 years and performing/training for 16 years. He has worked with cast members and writers of shows such as SNL, Conan, Parks and Recreation, Master of None, The Good Place, and WWE. He has also been trained by such legends of the industry as Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Miles Stroth, Will Hines, Anthony Atamanuik, Brian James O’Connell, Alex Berg, and Frank Caeti.

*Please wear lose fitting clothes and bring a notepad and pen.

www.jasonperezimprov.com


with Andy Arnold
Thu 13th Sep - 10:15am
Education Suite
3 hours 15 minutes
Closed to non-members
Members Free.
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Directors

Observe Tron Theatre’s Artistic Director Andy Arnold and the team in a rehearsal session for the Tron’s’ autumn show to be announced soon.

Email creative@tron.co.uk to book a place.


Wed 19th Sep - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
3 hours
Closed to non-members
Members Free.
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers &Theatre Makers

Have you got a script in the making that you could do with hearing read aloud? Send a summary of the play using the online form and we’ll do a shout out for whoever's available to get around a table and offer their voices and feedback. This is not a formal read through and actors will be cast purely on their willingness to help and their availability i.e. a young man may end up playing an old lady for the afternoon and vice versa!

This session aims to help writers to develop their script by taking it off the page in a safe environment with no pressure of outside eyes, just friendly helpers. You send us what you've got, and we'll provide space and printing.

We can only work on one script per session, and scripts will be selected with a focus on offering a variety of voices, stories and characters. We do not require the full script, just a summary of the play and an idea of where you're up to. This will be an on-going event with plenty of chances to take part throughout the year.

Deadline Monday 10 September


with Alasdair Hunter
Wed 19th Sep - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Non Members 3
Members free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers

Got an audition coming up? This workshop is a chance for actors to work on a monologue, push their work to the next level and get some feedback in a safe environment. Come with a speech prepared - this could be an old audition monologue that needs refreshing, something you've always loved, or a speech that pushes you in a new direction. It can be classical or contemporary.  Share it with the group and receive clear, structured feedback focused specifically on you as a performer. You'll have the opportunity to play with your speech in front of a supportive audience of peers, facilitated by director Alasdair Hunter.

Alasdair Hunter’s work has been seen in UK theatres including the Tron, Traverse, Hampstead Theatre, and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, as well as across the Midwest USA. Directing Highlights include: Doctor Faustus (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), What Country Friends Is This? (Aberdeen Performing Arts), Hamlet (Bard in the Botanics), and The Tempest (Stone Soup Shakespeare). Alasdair is a Connections Director for the National Theatre. He was Associate Director on Rachel O’Riordan’s production of The Seafarer.
 


Tue 25th Sep - 10:30am
Victorian Bar
7 hours
Non Members 3
Members Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Need some desk space with likeminded people for the day? Bring your laptop and pull up a chair in the Vic Bar for the day with free tea all day and bowl of the soup of the day for lunch or members can get discounted food in the bar.

Email creative@tron.co.uk to book a place


Wed 26th Sep - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
4 hours
Closed to Non-Members
Members Free
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Come and have a drink and see the Tron Theatre Company’s autumn production with your fellow MAKERS. Each MAKER will get a free drinks voucher. Book a ticket for the show through box office and we’ll be in the foyer from 7:15pm for you to collect your tickets and drinks vouchers from so come and say hello.


 
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