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    Artist Masterclass: Luke Barnes

    Artist Masterclass: Luke Barnes

    • 20 Sep
      20 Sep - 20 Sep 2021


    A masterclass with Luke Barnes

    This workshop will explore how to take an idea from a notion to articulating it in a way in which you can write it as a play. It will be about how we generate ideas, how we make them grow, how we transform them into solid proposals for projects… and how we turn those projects into theatre. The session will get you thinking about the purpose of your ideas and who you are as an artist, whilst deconstructing the word “good”.

    Highlights in Luke Barnes’s career to date include: Freedom Project (Leeds Playhouse, 2021), The Jumper Factory (The Young Vic Theatre, 2019), The Sad Club (National Theatre, 2019), All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (The Bush Theatre/ Paines Plough Roundabout, 2017-2018), No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution (Hampstead Theatre, 2017), Bottleneck (Soho Theatre, 2013), Chapel Street (Bush Theatre, 2012)


    Luke’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.

    Mon 20 September 1pm – 4pm

    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. 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 artists@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    If you require captioning or BSL interpretation of the sessions, or have any other access needs, please let us know.

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