This week's clubnight: Podcast Play- A Matter of Life & Death
In drama sounds are sometimes over looked over the visual. Stripping back the performance to sound has been the currency of classic radio plays for decades. This clubnight hopes to explore this theme and get people thinking of sound with a fresh perspective.
Building on an original play by Kath Thomas as well as the work of Ray Thomas a cast will perform the story of Andrew Crosse, a scientist whose contribution has been largely forgotten by his peers, community and family.
It is hoped that parts of the performance will be recorded and released as a podcast, the first of hopefully many!
This clubnight is part of the "Melting Pot" banner and should provide an exciting and entertaining evening. Thanks to Luke Cooper, Philip Jones and script-writers Kath Thomas and Lesley Withers.
This clubnight takes place on Wednesday 22 March 2015.
Melting Pot: April & May 2015
The "Everyman Theatre Lab/ Melting Pot" project (aka "Melting Pot"!) is an attempt to establish a Training and Development arm for Everyman Theatre in Cardiff. A planning group meets to create a programme of Workshops, led by respected Professional practitioners where appropriate, in a safe and risk-free environment and in response to identified needs and aspirations of current, new or potential Company members. The aim is to further enhance the Theatre work and scope of Everyman, by providing opportunities for people to further develop currents skills and/ or explore and acquire new skills. Then, using new opportunities being created by the Company, to practice and learn even more.
The Everyman Board has been very supportive of this initiative and, following the success of our two Script-Writing Workshops and the Club Night held on Wednesday, when the outcomes were shared with Company members, the next phase consists of:
a) Friday 24 April at 7.30 pm, in the Club Room and another space in Chapter - "An Introduction to Backstage Work" - a "taster" session, led by a Professional practitioner (to be confirmed very soon), who will present the various aspects of life behind the scenes of a production. This will be followed by a "Carousel" of small-scale discussion groups, led by experienced Everyman members (experts in their fields).
This is a must for current members who wish to enhance their skill levels; for current new and potential members who would like an opportunity to work backstage on our future productions. We hope to cover all aspects of Stage Management (roles of SM; DSM; ASM etc); Lighting (Design and operation); Sound (Design and operation); Projected Images (Design and operation); Set (Design and construction); Props; Costume etc.
This will be a first step towards possible Internships, or a Mentoring process, which will support members who wish to become involved or more involved in such aspects of Theatre work.
This session will be led by Paul Towson. Current official job title - Technical Officer, Drama; The Atrium; The University of South Wales; Cardiff.
Paul is vastly experienced in all things "Backstage", having worked as a Stage Manager, DSM, ASM etc. He is also a Lighting Designer; expert on Sound and Projected Image; University Lecturer; and is also interested in script-writing. Experience of Professional Theatre and Festival work (Glastonbury etc) in its many different forms.
Company members, directly involved in Backstage work, will also be providing practical as well as discussion opportunities in connection with the "Everyman" approach to their particular specialism (e.g. Lighting, Props, Sound, Stage Management).
b) Friday 29 May at 7.30 pm, in the Club Room - "The Role of Director" - a session led by a Professional Director (again, to be confirmed very soon) aimed at any member who is interested in Directing with Everyman, or aspires to become a Theatre Director through our Company. An Internship or Mentoring process opportunity could be the next step, for those keen enough to pursue this, providing you with a 'ticket' towards being an informed Everyman Director. The Company is also looking to create additional opportunities for any new Directors to contribute to our programme of work. Watch this space.
Some of our current Everyman Directors will be available, hopefully, to discuss the "Everyman" context with you as well.
It might also be helpful if you could also do some preliminary research - for example, through reading excellent books like "The Director's Craft" by Katie Mitchell; "The Actor and the Target" by Declan Donnellan; "In Contact with the Gods" - Directors Talk Theatre - by Delgado and Heritage; and any books on Stanislavski by Jean Benedetti, or other writers.
We hope that YOU will support this initiative by attending the above Workshops.
Ray Thomas, on behalf of the Planning Group members.
The Ladykillers: Box Office now open!
We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our forthcoming production of Graham Linehan's The Ladykillers which will be performed on the main-stage at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 May 2015.
This production will be directed by Marie-Claire Costley.
Tickets are priced £10 (£8 Saturday matinee only)
Performances start at 7.30pm each evening, with an additional Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions Tues/Thurs only)
We are pleased to announce that the festival box office is now open!
Our programme includes:
Blackadder the Third (director: Simon H West) Wednesday 24 June - Saturday 4 July Sweet Charity (director: Richard Tunley) Wednesday 8 - Saturday 18 July As You Like It (director: Rebecca Gould) Wednesday 22 July - Saturday 1 August Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR (director: Emma-Jayne Parker) Saturday 25 July - Saturday 1 August
You can book tickets for any of the above shows, including the two gala evenings on our new festival website or by calling 0333 666 3366
You do not have to act to be a member. If you have any skills that you think would be relevant contact us.
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