acting for new writing
A masterclass with David Mercatali
Working on a production of a new play is a thrilling step into the unknown for actors and directors, as it reaches its audience for the first time. But what is the role of the actor in this process? How can they be good collaborators?
In this workshop David will explore the differences in working on a premiere production from any other process, with tips and practical notes on how to get the best out of the process.
David’s masterclass is part of an expanding programme at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Our theatre owes so much to freelance and independent artists, who have created almost everything we’ve presented over the last 20 years. These exceptionally talented and professional colleagues have been confronted with huge challenges through Covid-19, whilst on the whole receiving far less support than venues.
Last year we partnered with The Cube Microplex to distribute hardship grants to local artists with acute financial difficulties, funded by The Gane Trust.
This year, whilst we continue to work on our long-term survival, we aim to support local artists in new and varied ways.
The first initiative is our Masterclasses Programme, designed for South West-based professional artists, and led by a range of inspiring practitioners.
- RUNNING TIME3 hours
- AGE RECOMMENDATION18+
- VENUESpielman Theatre
Fri 28 May 2pm – 5pm
Pay What You Choose – £3, £8 or £12. We understand that everyone is experiencing different financial circumstances. Whatever you feel able to spend, session leaders will be fully paid for their work.
Max 14 participants
Masterclasses are designed for South-West based professional artists.
Masterclasses are first available to book for our Artist Members, who receive a priority booking period of 3 days from Sat 24 April.
It is free to become an Artist Member, and you can do so by emailing an introduction of yourself, where you live and your practice to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require captioning or BSL interpretation of the sessions, or have any other access needs, please let us know.