All Events

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Wed 28th Aug - 10:30am
Victorian Bar
7 hours
Non-Members 3
Members FREE
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. Just book through box office and use your ticket to claim your soup.


Main Bar
2 hours
Non-Members 3
Members FREE
Level: All
Suitable for: All

A chance to meet with peers and talk about whatever you need to talk about. In response to feedback from last season's session 'Understanding Psychological Well-Being in the Performing Arts' we have decided to pilot regular Arts Worker Check-Ins. This will simply be a time and place for artists to meet with peers and share their stresses and worries. The sessions will not be facilitated by Tron staff or mental health professionals and are simply a chance to share with people who might have shared experience of the industry and its associated pressures. 

Sharing concerns, frustrations or struggles aims to offer relief and, more importantly, recognises that making work is hard, and that that is okay, and that you are not alone. Speaking to someone new, perhaps outside of your friendship circle, can enable a sense of objectivity and connectivity. 

These sessions will be challenge and provocation for artists to meet new people to create and ever-expanding network of supportive peers. On the day please register at Box Office where you will be collected from. 


with Kieran Hurley
Wed 4th Sep - 2:30pm
Changing House
3 hours
Non-Members 30
Members 15
Level: 2 - Intermediate
Suitable for: Writers

Join award winning playwright Kieran Hurley for this workshop on the tricky business of redrafting, and how to move your work beyond its early stages. Warning: the workshop will involve being subjected to some very early drafts of Kieran’s plays.

Participants will be given an insight into a playwright's process, and they different routes by which a play might end up "finished." Hopefully they'll leave with a refreshed idea of how to approach rewriting and overcome some of the challenges of redrafting in their own work.

Kieran Hurley’s recent plays include Mouthpiece (Traverse / HighTide), Square Go (with Gary McNair, Paines Plough Roundabout); A Six-Inch Layer of Topsoil and the Fact It Rains (Perth Theatre); Heads Up (Show And Tell); Kieran’s screenplay Beats, co-written with director Brian Welsh and adapted from his hit play of the same title, is in cinemas this year executive produced by Steven Soderbergh in association with Ken Loach’s Sixteen Films.

Please bring note taking materials


(Under 15K) with Vanessa Boyd
Wed 4th Sep - 7:00pm
SOLD OUT
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

This workshop, led by Vanessa Boyd, Interdisciplinary Performance Officer of Creative Scotland, is for participants who are looking to apply to Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund and will specifically look at taking a small group of participants through an Under £15K application, taking you through each section in detail, offering some case study examples and providing further detail on what happens to your application once it has been submitted.’

Vanessa joined Creative Scotland in 2018 as Interdisciplinary Performance Officer. In this role Vanessa works across theatre, dance and visual art, holding responsibility for contemporary performance and live art in Scotland. Vanessa supports artists, producers and cultural organisations across areas including funding, development and advocacy and works to raise the profile of the arts in Scotland internationally.


Thu 5th Sep - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Non Members 3
Members FREE
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Speed dating with a difference. Join fellow theatre folk for a drink and chance to build new creative relationships. Set up very much like speed dating this session hopes to bring together artists from different disciplines to meet each other, learn what each other do and identify the kind of work you want to make. Come along with an idea and leave having had a free drink, put names to faces and a list of future collaborators.

 


Tue 10th Sep - 2:30pm
Meeting Room
3 hours
FREE (closed to non-members)
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers/ Theatre-Makers

Have you got a script in the making that you could do with hearing read aloud but in a private space? 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 for script summaries: Monday 2 September

The event is also open to other playwrights to come and help out and feedback, just email creative@tron.co.uk if you’d like to come along.


Rehearsals for Tron Theatre's Autumn Production
Thu 12th Sep - 4:00pm
Education Suite
2 hours
FREE (closed to non-members)
Level: All
Suitable for: Directors

These sessions are a chance to be a fly on the all of the rehearsal room of an upcoming show.

Observe Artistic Director Andy Arnold in rehearsals for this year’s autumn production. More details to be announced soon.

To book email creative@tron.co.uk


with David Nicholls of Brett Nicholls Associates
Wed 18th Sep - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours
Non-Members 6
Members 3
Level: All
Suitable for: All

An information session on Theatre Tax Relief - free money from HMRC rebating certain costs of theatre production and available to any incorporated theatre company eligible to complete a corporation tax return (including charities).

Participants will leave with the ability to assess past and future productions as to their eligibility for TTR and take the next steps toward making a claim.

Brett Nicholls Associates are accountants and consultants with a specialism in the third sector and with arts organisations. For more information visit their website www.brettnichollsassociates.co.uk


with Michelle Ashton
Fri 20th Sep - 2:30pm
Changing House
3 hours
Non-Members 30
Members 15
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers

Offered in collaboration with Spotlight.

8 Places will be held for Spotlight members. These can be booked via Spotlight who will email Spotlight members with a booking link w/c 2 September. These places are FREE and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

With so many American plays, musicals and TV shows being produced in the UK, the ability to act convincingly in a Standard American accent is an essential tool for any actor. Whether you are completely new to the accent or just looking to brush up on your existing experience before an audition, this workshop aims to provide you with an overview of the pronunciation and rhythm of the accent in a fun and relaxed environment. You will have a chance to apply the work practically on sample audition texts (or bring your own text if you prefer) and receive feedback and direction from actor and voice coach Michelle Ashton.

Michelle Ashton is an actor, writer and voice coach based in Manchester and London. She gained an MA in Professional Voice Practice from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2017 and has experience of voice coaching in drama schools, theatre productions and with private clients. In addition to acting and teaching, Michelle also creates work for her theatre company Messy Dress Media. She has written and produced three stage plays: ‘Good Hidings’ (winner of the Forever Manchester Award 2009) ‘FINE’, which was performed in Manchester and London and ‘The Stars are Made of Concrete’ which was nominated for Best New Writing and Best Drama at the 2015 Greater Manchester Fringe festival. ‘Stars’ was subsequently chosen to be performed at the First Break Festival at Oldham Coliseum Theatre Studio during a tour of the North-West.


Tue 24th Sep - 10:30am
Victorian Bar
7 hours
Non-Members 3
Members FREE
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. Just book through box office and use your ticket to claim your soup.

 


with Angela Galvin and guests
Tue 24th Sep - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers

An informal panel discussion and Q&A with Angela Galvin, Development Producer of BBC Writersoom, and selected writers to be announced soon. The session will give attendees information on what the Writersroom does, how they work with writers and will include case studies of writers who have taken work from stage to screen.

BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department for scripted content. We work with Drama, Comedy, CBBCCBeebies, Radio, Online - and others.

We work with and develop new and experienced writers.

We are part of BBC Commissioning within BBC Public Service.  We work with BBC Studios, BBC in-house and independent producers across the UK from our bases in London, Salford, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

We welcome approaches from Independent companies who have a track record of making quality Drama and Comedy for broadcast, and a history of supportive and creative relationships with writers. We would be happy to meet and discuss whether we could support your Comedy and Drama development slate for the BBC. Get in touch by emailing writersroom@bbc.co.uk.


 
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