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    Artist Masterclass: Nancy Medina

    • 08 Mar
      08 Mar - 08 Mar 2021


    A masterclass with Nancy Medina

    In this masterclass Nancy will talk about the ins and outs of preparing for a show, as a director.

    She will go into:

    • choosing the play
    • text analysis
    • the team
    • the audition process
    • and how to prepare THOROUGHLY for ALL.

    This workshop will also explore creative activism and what it means to be an artist today, and an artist of the future…

    Nancy Medina is originally from Brooklyn, NY, but is now Bristol-based. She is a theatre director and Co- Artistic Director of boomsatsuma’s Bristol School of Acting (in partnership with Tobacco Factory Theatres for the new BA Hons Acting for Stage and Screen).

    Nancy’s directing credits include: The Laramie Project (Bristol Old Vic), Two Trains Running (Royal&Derngate/English Touring Theatre), Strange Fruit (Bush Theatre), The Half God of Rainfall (Fuel/Birmingham Rep/Kiln Theatre), Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), When They Go Low (NT Connections/Sherman Theatre), Yellowman (Young Vic), Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It (GB Theatre), Curried Goat and Fish Fingers (Bristol Old Vic), Dogtag (Theatre West), Strawberry & Chocolate (Tobacco Factory Theatres), Dutchman (Tobacco Factory Theatres).


    Nancy’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

    Mon 08 March 10am – 1pm

    Pay What You Choose – pay £3, £5, £12 or £20. Whatever you feel able to spend, session leaders will be fully paid for their work.

    Max 15 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 Tue 16 February.
    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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