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Wed 23rd Oct - 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 Lewis Hetherington
Wed 23rd Oct - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Non Members 30
Members 15
Level: 2 - Intermediate
Suitable for: Writers

A chance for aspiring playwrights to meet regularly in a small group to share and develop individual scripts. Other dates in this series are Wednesday 23 October, Wednesday 20 November, Monday 16 December. By booking you commit to attending all three sessions, all are included in the cost above.

Facilitated by award winning Playwright Lewis Hetherington this will be a space to take your writing further. That might mean completing your first full length play, or pushing yourself to interrogate and refine your existing stagecraft.

We will meet once a month and through a series of exercises, provocations and structured discussions we will create a supportive, playful, and curious environment in which to challenge yourself and your writing.

You’ll be invited to bring along an idea which is in its early stages and we will explore it from a different angle at each session; looking at character, dialogue, form and staging, amongst others.

We’ll draw on everything from classical plays to contemporary performance texts to find ways discuss and analyse your writing for the stage, and where it fits in the current creative landscape. There’ll be the opportunity for you to shape how the group is developed, as a small group we’ll respond to individuals’ ambitions and needs, and find ways to best give you the stimulation and structure you need.

By signing up you will commit to coming to all three sessions. Regular attendance is essential in creating a trusting environment and a safe space to share work; you will also be given deadlines and task to be completed in your own time to help further your work. 


with Susan Worsfold
Wed 30th Oct - 10:30am
SOLD OUT
Education Suite
3 hours
Non Members 3
Members FREE
Level: All
Suitable for: Performers

Susan Worsfold (Director of The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen of Heaven) will guide participants through a creative approach to developing our voices. Relaxation exercises are used to help release our breath, body and voice and link this to energised use of creative text. Working with the principles of taking space and an understanding of the breadth and blend of vocal textures that exist in us all, this workshop aims to build confidence in the way we use our voice and see ourselves.

Part of the mini-season celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. We aim to create a space that centres trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary voices and experiences so please consider this when taking up a space on this workshop.

Susan Worsfold is an award winning theatre director and voice practitioner specialising in the Nadine George Voice Work, having worked consistently with Nadine since 1994. She is co-director of the Nadine George Voice Centre and is Associate Teacher to the Centre for Voice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, from which she graduated with a BA Hons in Directing in 1998. NGVW is the basis for all of Susan’s practice: teaching and creating work across artistic disciplines both nationally and internationally. She has specifically developed Nadine’s work to support the arts and health sector, sign language interpreters, with Lung Ha -  an ensemble company for actors with learning disabilities - and has worked with the LGBT Health Centre offering workshops to the Trans community. She works with classic and contemporary texts and has introduced the work at the Federal State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (working into Portuguese) and designed and delivered a 2 month professional actor training course of NGVW & Shakespeare for YAZAN in Beirut, Lebanon. www.susanworsfold.co.uk


with Michael John O'Neill and Steph Connell
Wed 30th Oct - 2:00pm
Wed 30th Oct - 3:00pm
SOLD OUT
Wed 30th Oct - 4:00pm
SOLD OUT
Main Bar
1 hours
Non Members 3
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 or running a company (silly or not) then here’s your chance to ask it. Whether you’re struggling to understand a contract, book a tour, approach funders or just need to bounce an idea off someone or understand a bit more about people’s roles within a venue 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.

Artistic Producer Michael John O’Neill and Project Coordinator Steph Connell (also a freelance producer) will be on hand to talk about partnerships, building creative teams, funding productions, contracts, touring and budgets.

Slots available:

  • 2pm – 3pm
  • 3pm – 4pm
  • 4pm – 5pm

Education Suite
2 hours
Non Members 3
Members FREE
Level: All
Suitable for: All

It is still hard to measure the impact made by Jo Clifford’s play “The Gospel According to Jesus Queen Of Heaven” in Brazil but many researchers and academics are already describing it as a work that has changed the history of Brazilian theatre. The company has resisted attempts at censorship via court orders, slanders, spreading fake news, threats of physical violence, and other boycotting strategies. To go and see the play has become a political act. Things will never be the same again - for Natalia, Renata Carvalho who performs as Queen Jesus - nor for Brazil itself.

Participants are free to sit and listen or move around and take part more actively.

Part of the mini-season celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. We aim to create a space that centres trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary voices and experiences so please consider this when taking up a space on this workshop.

Natalia Mallo is a multi-artist and cultural entrepreneur born in Argentina and based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is translator and director of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. She has 20 years of professional experience developing projects in the fields of music, performing arts and interdisciplinary practices. She is a skilled composer, dramaturg, performer, director, curator and creative producer. Her artistic concerns address the intersection of languages and art forms in projects that touch upon the politics of diversity. She also acts as consultant for cultural organizations, governmental bodies and the third sector. She is translator and director of O Evangelho Segundo Jesus, Rainha do Ceu - The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven.


with Renata Carvalho
Thu 31st Oct - 3:00pm
Education Suite
2 hours
Non Members 3
Members FREE
Level: All
Suitable for: All

What does your body have to say? Renata Carvalho shares a safe space to explore communication between dissident and intersectional bodies. Participants will explore ways to experience their body and enter a dialogue and experiment with other bodies that escape the norm.

Renata will share her experience of intersectionality, the narratives that bring dissident bodies closer together or push them away and expel them; the no-place, the not-belonging; the political body and the decolonial body as an installation and artwork itself; a transcentral body. 

The workshop will be led in Portuguese with consecutive translation. Participants are free to sit and listen or move around and take part more actively. Part of the mini-season celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. We aim to create a space that centres trans, gender non-conforming and non-binary voices and experiences so please consider this when taking up a space on this workshop.

Renata Carvalho – actress (O Evangelho Segundo Jesus, Rainha do Ceu - The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven), director, playwright and transpologist (trans anthropologist). Founder of MONART (National Movement of Trans Artists), "Trans Representativity Manifesto" (which aims at trans artists playing trans characters) and COLLECTIVE T (the first art collective formed entirely by trans artists in Brazil).


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

Being self-employed can be daunting and requires a lot of financial administration that can feel like a bit of a minefield whether you’re new to freelance life or have been doing it for a while. In this workshop, local accountancy firm Brett Nicholls will take you through the basics including…

  • What does it mean to be self-employed/freelance?
  • How do I tell if I am?
  • Who should I inform?
  • What records should I keep?
  • How to value my service?
  • VAT
  • Eligible costs
  • Planning for tax
  • Incorporation/collaboration
  • Doing the tax return yourself vs hiring an accountant

The workshop will include case studies, tips and plenty of time for questions.

Brett Nicholls Associates is family owned and managed firm with rich experience working in the third sector, with small businesses and individuals. They are based in Glasgow’s West End with plenty of experience of working in the arts. More information can be found on their website.

www.brettnicollsassociates.co.uk


with Caitlin Skinner & Melanie Jordan (Jordan & Skinner)
Thu 7th Nov - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
Non Members 6
Members 3
Level: 1 - Beginner
Suitable for: Theatre Makers, Directors, Producers, Performers

Ever thought about taking a show to the Fringe but not sure where to start? This season will see the start of the BUILD programme's 'Case Study' workshops. Each season an artist or company will take participants through a step by step study of how they have made and managed a specific project. 

This season acclaimed feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner will discuss their show 'A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego', how it came about, how it was created and the steps taken to get it to the Edinburgh Fringe. The workshop will be an honest exploration of their process and the peeks and troughs of staging work at the world's biggest arts festival. 

Jordan  &  Skinner  are  a  theatre  company  who  want  to  see  a  world  in  which  women  take  up  space*.

Jordan and Skinner are based in Scotland and lead by performer Melanie Jordan and director Caitlin Skinner. They make joyful performance about the stuff that makes us angry.  Their style is a mix of physical theatre, clown, dance, politics and visual metaphor with an unapologetically militant intersectional feminist agenda.

In 2018 the company were awarded a fellowship with the Barbican and ArtWorks Alliance to develop our participatory practice. They are doing this in partnership with Platform where we are Associate Artists 2018 – 2019.

The company’s first production Sanitise won a Scotsman Fringe First in 2014 and was an Arches Brick Award nominee.  Their second show At A Stretch for young audiences won a Three Weeks Editors’ Award 2017.

Note: This workshop is about getting a show to the Fringe. To learn about next steps from the Fringe then why not come along to our ‘Beyond the Fringe’ workshop 14th November.


Tue 12th Nov - 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: Tuesday 29 October

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.


Cinderfella
Thu 14th Nov - 4:00pm
Education Suite
2 hours
FREE (closed to non-members)
Level: All
Suitable for: Directors/ Theatre Makers

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

This season’s will be for this year’s Christmas production, Cinderfella directed by Kenny Miller. Participants are invited to join Kenny in the bar after rehearsals where he can answer questions about the process so far.

To book email creative@tron.co.uk


with Francesca Moody
Thu 14th Nov - 7:00pm
Victorian Bar
2 hours 30 minutes
Non Members 6
Members 3
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Producers

In this session Francesca will talk about how to plan for beyond the Edinburgh Festival; what do you do if you want to tour, have a London run or a longer run in a venue. How do you capitalise on your success and build relationships across the UK and internationally to support the further life of your show. Including an overview on how to set up, pitch and book a tour or longer run and approaches to fundraising after Edinburgh. This session is also suitable if you haven't been to the Edinburgh Festival.

Participants will learn: - How to build relationships in the industry - How to pitch a show - How to set up and book a tour - How to approach fundraising

Francesca has produced theatre in London, Edinburgh, on tour in the UK and internationally. She is the original producer of the multi-award-winning and Olivier nominated FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, which she has presented in Edinburgh, at Soho Theatre on UK tours, in the West-End and internationally most recently New York for DryWrite. Francesca is also the former Producer of British New-Writing touring theatre company Paines Plough, and the former executive producer of curious directive. She launched her company Francesca Moody Productions in 2018.

Note: This workshop is about what happens after the Fringe. To learn about how to get to the Fringe in the first place then why not come along to our ‘Case Study…’ workshop with Jordan & Skinner 7th November.

www.francescamoody.com


Tue 26th Nov - 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.

 


Tue 3rd Dec - 7:00pm
Main Bar
FREE (closed to non-members)
Level: All
Suitable for: All

A chance for current members to come along and see the latest Tron production and have a drink beforehand. This season’s show is Cinderfella by Johnny McKnight directed by Kenny Miller.

More info here. Each season we will also invite members of a different local arts network to join us to mix it up a bit, allow everyone to meet new people and extend industry networks.

Tickets are limited and given on a first come first served basis to current MAKER members so please email creative@tron.co.uk to request your ticket.


with Rc-Annie Ltd
Mon 9th Dec - 1:30pm
Education Suite
3 hours
Non Members 30
Members FREE
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 18 December. These places are FREE and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Want to refresh your stage combat skills? Been a little while since drama school? This Stage Combat workshop will look at the fundamental principals of Unarmed fights, helping you sell the role whilst keeping you, and your partner, safe! Suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to update their skills. Rc-Annie Ltd is the UK's leading dramatic violence company. We have been training actors for 14 years and as Fight Directors our recent work includes productions with The RSC, Royal Court, Theatre Royal Stratford East, National Youth Theatre and Leicester Curve.

For participants we would recommend movement clothing (trainers, t-shirt, jogging bottoms etc). Also to bring some water.

Established in 2005 by Fight Directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown, Rc-Annie Ltd is the UK’s leading dramatic violence company. Rachel and Ruth have built a business which offers a comprehensive range of violent services, providing the entertainment industry and education establishments with a one stop shop.

Bethan Clark is an Emerging Fight Director for Rc-Annie Ltd. Theatre credits include: KES (Leeds Playhouse), The Hired Man, In Basildon, Abigail’s Party, Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Rope & The Invisible Man (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), The Picture Of Dorian Gray (Tilted Wig Productions), The Last Ship (Northern Stage & Princess Of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Hansel And Gretel (Rose Theatre Kingston), Thick As Thieves (Clean Break & Theatr Clwyd), Dwyn I Gof (Theatr Bara Caws), Lord Of The Flies (Theatr Clwyd & Sherman Theatre), Othello (Liverpool Everyman), Legacy (York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre), Othello (Eton College),

www.rc-annie.com


Tue 10th Dec - 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: Tuesday 3 December

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.


with Lou Brodie
Mon 16th Dec - 2:30pm
Education Suite
3 hours
Non Members 30
Members 15
Level: All
Suitable for: All

An afternoon of practical exploration and discussion around facilitating creative processes and workshops. Using a number of exercises and conventions, examples of world leading best practice and group discussion participants will have the opportunity to understand how they can apply their own arts practice in various context with a variety of people.

Leave with an understanding of practice in participation Learn tools and approaches to designing and facilitating creative processes.

Lou Brodie is an applied artist, performance maker and project manager based in Scotland. Through an artistic process rooted in social practice and conviviality Lou produces idiosyncratic art works and events in collaboration with communities, people and place. Graduating with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Lou has designed and delivered work with national and international companies and artists including; Visible Fictions, Tramway Glasgow, Lyra Theatre, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Nic Green, Southbank Centre, The WOW Foundation, Perth Theatre and The Touring Network.


 
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