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Changing House
3 hours
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writing, Performing, Directing

An open session for MAKER writers, directors and actors to get together and read works-in-progress by MAKER members in a safe and supportive environment. If you would like to have a piece read and discussed, please email creative@tron.co.uk with a script. All actors and directors can book directly for this session online or via box office.


with Knaive Theatre
Fri 27th Apr - 10:30am
Changing House
3 hours
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performing, Writing, Directing & Producing

A workshop about how to tackle big issues or challenging forms of theatre as a young theatre company. Co-Artistic Directors, Tyrrell Jones and Sam Redway and of Knaïve Theatre will share their experiences of creating theatre exploring science and politics. Participants will learn how to talk about challenging ideas to audiences, promoters and press, and have the confidence to approach ideas that felt out of bounds.

Knaïve Theatre exists to connect, challenge and empower the younger generation. They are based in Leeds and Manchester. Their first production ‘Bin Laden: The One Man Show’, received seven awards and made 118 public performances across 22 venues from Los Angeles to Denmark. Since, they have been twice commissioned by the West Yorkshire Playhouse and created work supported by Wellcome Trust, Bristol Old Vic and Royal Exchange Theatre.

www.knaivetheatre.com


with Jason Paul Perez
Mon 30th Apr - 6:15pm
Changing House
Non-Members 150
Members 75
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performing

A six-session series of workshops exploring long form improvisation. In this programme, participants will learn skills in creating engaging characters and drama in improvised scenes of 15 minutes to an hour. Long form improvisation techniques are the basis of TV shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation and can help you become a better actor by building character, developing patience, listening and supporting scene mates. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions.

Currently located in Scotland, Jason Perez originally came from Southern California where 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. Jason also toured and taught workshops around the country with his two man group The McAllister Boys. Upon moving to New York, Jason helped co-found the corporate improv training company Improv (In)Corporation. As well as creating and performing with Saint York at The PIT. Jason has been teaching improv for 7 years and performing/training for 15 years. He has worked with cast members and writers of shows such as SNL, Conan, Parks And Recreation, Master of None, The Good Place, Cracked, 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.


with Beth Frieden
Tue 8th May - 6:30pm
Changing House
3 hours
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: 1 - Beginner
Suitable for: Performance & Directing

Three hours of full-on structured exercises sharing the nine viewpoints originated by dancer Mary Overlie and developed by directors Anne Bogart of SITI Company and Tina Landau of Steppenwolf, which give actors and directors tools they can use in any movement improvisation situation, for ensemble building work or devising.

Beth Friden is a Glasgow-based actor and voice artist with varied experience in movement and physical theatre. She is from the USA, where she trained at Whitman College and learned viewpoints technique. She works in both English and Scottish Gaelic, and is an Associate Artist at Theatre Gu Leòr.


Changing House
2 hours
3 Non Members
Free for Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performance

Open Forum is a regular opportunity for actors to explore text they are working on with their peers. Be it an audition monologue, a speech by a character you've always wanted to play, or some text that pushes you out of your comfort zone, the workshop is a chance to play with classical or contemporary plays, receive feedback from fellow professionals, and have a chance to rework the piece in the moment with help from the room. This informal session is helped along with facilitation from Alasdair Hunter, Artistic Director of Wilderness of Tigers.


with Kane Power
Fri 11th May - 10:30am
Education Suite
3 hours
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performing, Writing, Directing & Producing

A practical workshop exploring the premise of ‘Mental’, winner of the first Mental Health Fringe Award. In this workshop participants will work  how to approach subjects which are rarely openly talked about, tackle and question it with stories, humour, pathos, physicality and song. Participants will leave with practical techniques for exploring mental health and personal experience through performance, and ultimately to encourage people to talk.

Kane Power is an Actor, Theatre Maker and Musician based in Manchester. He developed much of his artistic practice while working with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company and as part of the first ‘Made in Bristol‘ cohort which produced ‘The Wardrobe Ensemble‘. He graduated from Manchester School of Theatre in 2015 with a BA Hons in Acting. His past collaborations have included ‘Fairground’ and most recently he worked with ‘Rogue Bones’ to devise ‘ANTI_Social Media’ in collaboration with The Lowry and Paines Plough as part of their roundabout project. The show was selected to by Paines Plough to premiere before their own roundabout performance. ‘Mental’, his first solo project as Kane Power Theatre, recently received critical acclaim at VAULT Festival 2017. At root Kane is interested in making meaningful and playful work that welcomes audiences seeking entertainment that also encourages them to think and feel.


Education Suite
3 hours
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writing, Performing, Directing

An open session for MAKER writers, directors and actors to get together and read works-in-progress by MAKER members in a safe and supportive environment. If you would like to have a piece read and discussed, please email creative@tron.co.uk with a script. All actors and directors can book directly for this session online or via box office.


with Catrin Evans
Wed 6th Jun - 6:30pm
Changing House
3 hours
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: All
Suitable for: All

A workshop sharing the realities of running a small theatre company in Scotland. Drawing from experience with A Moment’s Peace, this workshop will explore the ethics of participatory practise, funding, charitable status, recruiting a board, establishing your values and aims, and getting the work made. Participants will gain an honest insight into the daily running of a company which they can apply their own work and ambitions.

Catrin Evans is the co-founder of A Moment’s Peace, a multi-artform theatre company exploring political and social concerns. Catrin is also a freelance Director and Playwright, whose focus is creating new work within a collaborative environment. Her most recent productions include co-directing the National Theatre of Scotland’s critical success ‘Dear Scotland’, and Edinburgh International Festival’s sell-out hit ‘Leaving Planet Earth’, which she co-wrote and co-directed with Lewis Hetherington, and was produced by Grid Iron.

www.amomentspeace.co.uk


Mon 18th Jun - 10:15am
SOLD OUT
Education Suite
3 hours 15 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Directing

Observe Tron Theatre’s Artistic Associate Paul Brotherston and the team in a rehearsal session for Isobel McArthur’s Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)


with Melanie Jordan
Mon 18th Jun - 10:30am
Changing House
3 hours
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performing, Directing

An exploration of using clowning techniques to create characters without text. In this practical workshop exploring clown techniques of self and group awareness, comedic timing, embracing failure and the joy of simplicity to create character and wordless visual theatre. Participants will learn basic techniques of contemporary clown and get the opportunity to apply them directly to composing character and short narratives. We will use facial expression and physicality to tell stories without the need for words. Using direct audience address, elements of comic timing and the tricky art of simplicity we will look at how to build visual stories whilst listening to your audience and searching for laughter. This workshop will be a supportive environment to embrace failure onstage and the optimism of clown and enjoy your ridiculous self.

Melanie Jordan is an award winning performer, director and theatre maker based in Glasgow. Trained at Queen Margaret University and Ècole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, she is the resident Physical Theatre Practitioner with Surge, co-Artistic Director of Jordan & Skinner visual theatre company, and co-Artistic Director Clown Cabaret Scratch Night and Bouffon Scratchings. Melanie has co-created internationally touring productions with companies such as Faux Theatre, Organic Theatre, and is Associate Artist with Plutôt La Vie Theatre Company. Recent performing credits include 'At A Stretch' by Jordan & Skinner (Three Weeks Editors Award winner), 'Sanitise' by Jordan & Skinner (Fringe First Award winner) and 'Selkie' by Kay Singh (David MacLennan Award winner). Melanie also writes and performs in various clown and cabaret acts and teaches clown and physical theatre across Scotland. http://www.melanie-jordan.weebly.com


Changing House
2 hours
3 Non Members
Free for Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate & 3 - Advanced
Suitable for: Performance

Open Forum is a regular opportunity for actors to explore text they are working on with their peers. Be it an audition monologue, a speech by a character you've always wanted to play, or some text that pushes you out of your comfort zone, the workshop is a chance to play with classical or contemporary plays, receive feedback from fellow professionals, and have a chance to rework the piece in the moment with help from the room. This informal session is helped along with facilitation from Alasdair Hunter, Artistic Director of Wilderness of Tigers.


Changing House
3 hours
Free but Ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writing, Performing, Directing

An open session for MAKER writers, directors and actors to get together and read works-in-progress by MAKER members in a safe and supportive environment. If you would like to have a piece read and discussed, please email creative@tron.co.uk with a script. All actors and directors can book directly for this session online or via box office.


with Emma Jayne Park
Thu 21st Jun - 2:30pm
Changing House
25 Non Members
12.50 Members
Level: 2 - Intermediate
Suitable for: Performing

A practical workshop on creating new material for physical performance. Using contemporary plays as a starting point, participants will explore how to translate words on the page into movement in their bodies. Participants will learn techniques for building choreography onto movement and develop confidence in moving their bodies – whatever their level of experience or ability.

Emma Jayne Park is the artistic director of Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre, which acts to drive the dance theatre sector as a vehicle for social change through making uncompromising socio-political work and communicating with people on their terms, regardless of their circumstances. Recently she has been choreographing for Lyceum Theatre and Dundee Rep.

 


 
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