Play-Dates

PLAY-DATES hosted Paperwork Theatre in association with Young Vic – Reach Out.

Tuesday 10th March 2020 | 4-6pm | Headlong Masterclass | at Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Play-Dates are monthly skills development workshops for North-West based theatre makers to come together, share art forms, create new material and network in a fun creative environment without the pressure of an end product. Paperwork Theatre have partnered with the Young Vic to run a series of masterclasses in the spring of 2020.

The second masterclass of the series is with Headlong.

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Practical approaches to staging new writing, exploring the writer – director relationship.
Led by Headlong Associate Director Holly Race Roughan.

HEADLONG MAKES EXHILARATING THEATRE FOR AUDIENCES ACROSS THE UK. A TOURING COMPANY WITH A BIG IMAGINATION, WE INTERROGATE THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD THROUGH A PROGRAMME OF FEARLESS NEW WRITING, RE-IMAGINED CLASSICS AND POTENT TWENTIETH CENTURY PLAYS.

VIA A COMBINATION OF BOLD ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP AND THE CHAMPIONING OF VISIONARY ARTISTS WE ARE ABLE TO CREATE SPECTACULAR WORK WITH THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE PRODUCTION VALUES. BY POSITIONING THE NEXT GENERATION OF THEATRE MAKERS ALONGSIDE ARTISTS OF INTERNATIONAL STANDING, HEADLONG ENSURES IT CONSISTENTLY CREATES WORK THAT IS BOLD AND ORIGINAL.

IN RECOGNISING THE POTENTIAL FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION – THROUGH CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE ONLINE CONTENT – HEADLONG CONTINUES TO ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A COMPANY FOR THE DIGITAL AGE.

About the Director
Holly Race Roughan is Associate Artistic Director at Headlong, and Associate Director for theatre in prison charity Kestrel. She was the Director of the Lyric Ensemble at the Lyric Hammersmith from 2018-19, where she directed The Mob Reformers.
Other recent directing credits include Hedda Tesman (Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre & The Lowry); Broken Dreams (Royal Court & HMP Springhill); Vernon God Little (Rose Bruford); The Laramie Project (Arts Ed); Music Hall Monster (Wilton’s Music Hall); Prurience (Guggenheim, New York and Southbank Centre, London); People, Places and Things (directed with Jeremy Herrin, UK tour); Best Served Cold (Vaults Festival); Clickbait and A First World Problem (Theatre503); The Low Road (Central School of Speech and Drama); Animal (Gate Theatre and Royal Welsh College of Speech and Drama); Eye of a Needle (Southwark Playhouse); Pages From My Songbook (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Believers Anonymous (The Rosemary Branch); Waiting for Alice (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
As Associate / Assistant Director: People, Places and Things (National Theatre and West End); The Shoemaker’s Holiday (RSC); Hotel (National Theatre); The Pass (Royal Court); The Birthday Party, A Doll’s House, Rats Tales, The Country Wife (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Three Birds (Bush Theatre/Royal Exchange, Manchester); Adult Supervision (Park Theatre).

 

This workshop:

If you are interested in booking a place for this workshop, please complete the form here by Monday 2nd March 2020. Places will be confirmed via email by Wednesday 4th March 2020.
You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are over 18
  • Are based in the North-West
  • Are a practicing theatre maker (not currently a student/ theatre is your job)

Please note: All Play-Dates are free, but if you can, we ask people to make a donation to  to our Tea-Cup Commissions.  Every time the cup reaches £100, local theatre makers can pitch to win it at the next Play-Date to support a new idea or project.

(Suggested donation for masterclass series £5)  You can donate here

To keep up to date with Play-Dates find out more on our facebook event

Young Vic Directors Program

The Young Vic based in Waterloo, London has run a directors program for the last 18 years and is open to any theatre maker or director and all the events are free.

If you would like to find out more about the Young Vic Directors Program please visit our website. The program provides support for professional directors at the early stages of their career, offering a range of opportunities to help directors develop their craft. These include skills workshops, peer-led projects, and paid assistant directing roles. The activity takes place in and beyond London and is free.

As part of our Reach Out program we are really excited to support directors and theatre makers who live and work beyond the capital.  There are also Go See financial support to cover the cost of travel and accommodation to cover expenses so you can take part in Young Vic activities and projects in London and across the country.