Adult Company Spring Term 2020
Spring Term 2020
Half Term (no session): Thu 20 Feb
Location: Sessions will be held in Coopers' Loft at Bristol Old Vic, King Street, BS1 4ED.
|Week 1: Thu 23 Jan||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 2: Thu 30 Jan||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 3: Thu 6 Feb||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 4: Thu 13 Feb||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 5: Thu 27 Feb||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 6: Thu 5 Mar||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 7: Thu 12 Mar||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 8: Thu 19 Mar||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 9: Thu 26 Mar||7.30–9.30pm|
|Week 10: Thu 2 Apr||7.30–9.30pm|
About the course
Using theatre as a voice for change and as a lens for social and political issues.
In a fraught and politically explosive time can theatre and the arts be something that can bridge gaps and promote understanding? From Forum to Verbatim theatre, from Brecht to Osborne, since the ancient Greeks and even before, theatre has been recognised as having a unique and immediate power to provoke both discussion and investigation.
Throughout this term we will look at how various practitioners and writers have used theatre to examine the world around them. We will look at various forms of theatre and how they have been used to add to political and moral debate and we will look at how an performer or theatre maker can utilise theatre, and its unique ability to be able to speak directly to an individual, to bring about discussion and even change.
Matt Grinter is a writer and director working in both theatre and film. He is a writer on attachment at the Bristol Old Vic and was the winner of the 2016 Papatango Prize for his debut play Orca (Southwark Playhouse, 2016). He is the artistic director of Red Rope Theatre Company, which he formed in 2012 with actor-producer Rebecca Robson. His recent work includes Rumpelstiltskin by Insane Root and Jekyll and Hyde at the Arnos Vale cemetery. His work has earned a number of accolades including a Kodak Award, an Honourable mention at the New York Metropolitan Film Festival and winning the Lost Theatre Company’s One Act Play competition with his play Angel. He was shortlisted for the Most Promising New Playwright at the Off West End Awards.