Practicing Ensemble Class
Co-hosted by Tobacco Factory Theatres and The Plasticine Men
The Practicing Ensemble (PE) Class is an ongoing series of workshops exploring the essentials of ensemble theatre practice. The classes provide a space for theatre makers to experiment, to practise, to share ideas and to meet.
Each session will be led by a different South West-based director who is asked to try something new and to facilitate an extended practical exercise for the duration of the session.
This season’s dates:
Tue 13 June
Tue 20 June
Tue 27 June
This season’s facilitators:
Workshop leaders and session titles/themes will be listed on The Plasticine Men’s website by the end of May.
What will I get out of the classes?
As well as getting to develop skills and try out new approaches, learning from some of the best practitioners making work right now, PE Classes are a great way to meet other local theatre makers, and to introduce yourself to a range of directors developing work in Bristol and beyond.
Are the classes right for me?
PE Classes are aimed at active theatre makers who want to collaborate to tell stories for their audiences. They are peer led sessions, pitched at fellow practitioners who work professionally in the theatre, or who aspire to.
Actors, dancers, clowns and circus artists… Performers from any discipline are all welcome, as are teachers/workshop leaders and current theatre/performing arts students (HE and 18+ only).
Other directors are particularly encouraged to attend as participants. Award-winning acting talent is not required, only openness, generosity, and an ability to support the groups’ improvisation and play.
The nuts and bolts
Places are limited and class size is capped. Please note that you cannot pay on the door so places must be booked in advance.
Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or in person via Tobacco Factory Theatres up until 4pm at the latest on the day of each session. As long as you’ve paid by 4pm, there is no need to bring a paper ticket with you to the class.
PE Classes take place in the Brewery Studio at Tobacco Factory Theatres, a short walk down North Street from the main building. Doors open at 6.15pm for chat, finishing coffee, wandering in and stretching if you want. The class starts 6.30pm sharp.
Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring drinking water. Bring appropriate soft indoor footwear or be prepared to work barefoot.
For any questions, please contact Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seasons 5-8 funded by Bristol City Council Creative Seed Fund.
- RUNNING TIME3hrs
- AGE RECOMMENDATION18+
- TICKETS£7.50 per class or £19.50 for all 3 sessions
6.30pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
Please book in advance online or in person.