So You Want To Work In The Arts?

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39-45 Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

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So You Want To Work In The Arts?, So You Want To Work In The Arts?, is a series of free workshops run over two days aimed at helping you.

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So You Want To Work In The Arts?

8, 10 & 11 July

10.30 - 18.00

Reg Bailey Building, Kingston University

Get the inside track on a career in the arts with this series of FREE workshops led by experienced arts practitioners.

Running over two days So You Want To Work In The Arts will give you the inside track on a creative career.

Ranging from street combat skills and the secrets of the audition process, to becoming a director, creating children’s theatre and how to fund and market your work So You Want To Work In The Arts will give you a real insight into the professional creative industries.

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Please note that our Casting Q & A and session aimed at GCSE and school leavers will be held at The Rose Theatre. All other sessions will take place at Kingston University.

8 July

Casting Q&A – 20:00 - 21:00

The Rose Theatre

Find out everything you wanted to know about casting. Have you ever wondered how casting directors make their decisions? What do they look for? What makes you stand out in an audition? You can all of this out and more.

Led by Kharmel Cochrane: Kharmel has worked in casting for over 14 years. Since then, Kharmel has worked on The End of the F***ing World, award winning films such as 'Lilting,' 'The Witch,' and the BAFTA award winning short 'Home.' This will be the time for you to ask questions on all things casting.

Wednesday 10 July

Physical Theatre Workshop: 11:00 – 13:00

A workshop exploring the physical manifestation of emotion and character. Led by Nothing2Perform this session will use their work GRIP as a starting point and techniques inspired by the Lecoq school.

Led by Nothing2Perform:

Agent Q&A – 12:30 – 13:30, 10th July

The chance to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about agents – how to get one, keep one and get work! Led by Josh Boyd Rochford an agent with over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

Led by Josh Boyd Rochford

Acting and Stage Combat – 2:30 – 4:30pm

A fun workshop focusing on a skill essential for any actor. The workshop will look at unarmed combat, how to create fights for stage and film and how to keep safe as an actor.

Led by Emily Ellis

Funding Your Work- 14:00 – 15:30, 10th July

Fundraising is key to creating any creative work. Find out the secrets and strategies behind effective fundraising with CEO of Creative Youth, Louise Coles and Emma Kendall, Development Manager, Clean Break

Devising A Solo Show - 15:30 – 17:00

Having a great solo show is an excellent calling card as an emerging artist. How do you go about making a show about your life if you’re not sure that you’ve lived enough life yet to talk about it? And what’s the difference between good performance, indulgence, personal therapy and a generous offering? Find out more and get started with this inspirational and practical session.

Led by James Berlyn: James is a multi-award winning performer, maker & educator of more than 30 years experience. He co-founded Australia’s only arts festival of one-on-one performance, Proximity Festival. He co-founded Tracksuit, Western Australia’s all ability dance company. He is Executive Producer of WA Youth Theatre Company.

So You Want To Work In The Arts? Possibly. Maybe… 17:30 - 19:30 - The Rose Theatre

For GCSE students and school leavers. This Q&A will give you an insight into a range of different roles of working within the arts industry. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out everything you want to know about pursuing a creative career. Email tickets@creativeyouthcharity.org

Led by Tom Stocks, Petra Tauscher, Louise Coles

Thursday 11 July

Directing Workshop - 11:00 – 13:00

Calling all aspiring theatre directors! Don’t miss this invaluable session on working with creatives and leading a production. Led by a leading theatre practitioner Adam Morles, you’ll also learn how to write and direct a short piece.

Led by Adam Morles: Adam is an award winning director, writer and producer. He is also Artistic Director of the regional touring company Baroque Theatre and is the Associate Director of the Canal Café Theatre in London, home of the Guinness Book of World Records holder world’s longest running live comedy show 'Newsrevue'. This will be an introduction to directing from casting to design and blocking. In this workshop you will be guided in how to write and direct a short piece. Working with creatives and leading a production.

Creating Children’s Theatre - 14:00 – 15:30

This workshop takes an in-depth look at creating work for children. Why create theatre for children, and how to manage budgets, get funding, and exploring the creative approach and how to market your work.

Led by Patrick Lynch, Lyngo Theatre: Patrick has specialised in children’s theatre since 2003, after a wide-ranging career in theatre, television and film and academia. LYNGO is a UK based children’s theatre company with strong Italian connections. Their shows have delighted children and adults for over 15 years with their unique mix of fun and beautiful imagery, working magically together to reveal the vivid poetic realm that is at the heart of their work. “Lyngo knows the score when it comes to producing theatre for the very young. “ The Stage

How To Put On A Fringe Show- 14:30 – 15:30

Creating a fringe show is a great way to develop your work, build your profile and hone your craft. But how to get started? This workshop will look at the steps you need to take to put on a fringe show, from the best way to approach theatres to casting, budgeting and marketing.

Led by Michael Head: Michael is a writer, actor, director and producer and set up his own production company and agency LAPA (London Academy Of Performing Arts). LAPA started as a low budget children’s theatre company where Michael wrote, directed and produced over 20 youth jukebox musicals. Since then LAPA have produced 12 full scale professional theatre productions including the hit comedy musical The Sword and The Dope.

Audition Workshop And Creating Characters 15:30 – 16:30

An interactive workshop on audition technique focusing on creating characters, sight reading scripts and making dramatic choices.

Led by Michael Head: Michael is a writer, actor, director and producer and set up his own production company and agency LAPA (London Academy Of Performing Arts). LAPA started as a low budget children’s theatre company where Michael wrote, directed and produced over 20 youth jukebox musicals. Since then LAPA have produced 12 full scale professional theatre productions including the hit comedy musical The Sword and The Dope.

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