Adult Company Autumn Term 2019
Autumn Term 2019
Half Term (no session): Thu 17 Oct
Location: Sessions will be held in Coopers' Loft at Bristol Old Vic, King Street, BS1 4ED.
|Week 1: Thu 26 Sep||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 2: Thu 3 Oct||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 3: Thu 10 Oct||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 4: Thu 24 Oct||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 5: Thu 31 Oct||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 6: Thu 7 Nov||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 7: Thu 14 Nov||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 8: Thu 21 Nov||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 9: Thu 28 Nov||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 10: Thu 5 Dec||7.30–9.30pm|
About the course
From an Itch to a Scratch to a Performance
How to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. The aim of the 10-week course is to devise a piece of theatre with themes, ideas, and stories created by the group.
During the term we will explore methods of devising and look at ways to structure a theatrical piece. We will hone our performance skills, carry out writing exercises to turn into performance and explore the value of research in creating theatre. We will explore the role of the dramaturge in the devising process, carry out theatrical exercises that fire our imagination and look at how to make our performance unique and personal to the group. The term will culminate in a public sharing at the Bristol Old Vic.
Vic has been making and performing theatre for nearly 30 years. During that time, he has been involved in the creation of many shows for influential theatre companies.
These include: The Author by Tim Crouch, Satyagraha by Improbable Theatre/Phillip Glass, Rust by Green Ginger Theatre company, and Up Down Man by Brendan Murray, at Salisbury Playhouse.
Other theatre work includes; The Royal Court, The Lyric Hammersmith, The E.N.O., The Metropolitan Opera House, Oxford Playhouse, The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Lone Twin and Desperate Man and dot Comedy.
He collaborated with musician and performer, Kid Carpet, and made the theatre show, The Castle Builder. The show premiered in Mayfest 2016 and went on to a successful Edinburgh Fringe run. He premiered a new solo show, A Little Death at Bristol Old Vic in 2018. The show begins its UK tour in Autumn 2019.
The first two weeks of term will be run by:
Emma has been directing theatre for over 20 years. She works for a wide range of theatre makers in varying roles that include director, facilitator, dramaturge, and writer. She has worked with acclaimed puppet companies Pickled Image, and Green Ginger, award winning composer Verity Standen, and she recently co-directed Vic Llewellyn’s and Kid Carpet Edinburgh fringe hit The Castle Builder. She has directed shows for The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bath Theatre Royal and Mayfest.
She also works outdoors and has directed large outdoor productions for Inside Out Festival Dorset, Farnham Maltings and Cheltenham Literary festival. For the last nine years, she has been performance Director for The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Design and Puppetry production. She is also collaborating with inventor and puppet maker Max Humphries to develop new techniques for commissioning writers for puppetry.
She was been a visiting lecturer for City of Bristol College and Circomedia and has run adult performance workshops for Bath Theatre Royal, Puppet Place, Tobacco Factory, and Travelling Light.
She curates the professional development strand of The Bristol Puppetry festival and between 2017 and 2018 worked as an artist support associate for Theatre Bristol.