Building a new ensemble
A masterclass with Philip Morris
When leading a newly formed group as a director or facilitator, some key questions may arise. How do I get this group to trust me as a leader? How do I get this group of individuals to trust each other? Should I be seeking to build relationships and bonds outside of this room?
This masterclass is designed to take you through some of the key practical processes of building a new ensemble, which have led to the opening of Philip’s own company, Trybe House Theatre.
Philip has been a Trainee Director at the Royal Court Theatre and was previously Senior Youth Theatre Director at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP). He attended the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied Applied Theatre and gained a passion to work closely with children and young people. After graduating Philip began work as an intern between The REP and the Birmingham Hippodrome. Approximately halfway through his 6-month internship he was asked to deliver a pitch for the charity Mind for a pilot project named Up My Street, working closely with vulnerable young black men in Birmingham. He has since gone on to direct work for the National Theatre, the Young Vic, Paines Plough and is now the Artistic Director of his own theatre company, Trybe House Theatre.
OUR NEW MASTERCLASSES PROGRAMME
Philip’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+
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Thu 30 September 10am – 1pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require captioning or BSL interpretation of the sessions, or have any other access needs, please let us know.