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Adult Company new applications, Ovalhouse Theatre


Ovalhouse Theatre has a new Adult Company programme (for 25+ year olds)  which sees scenographer Alison Neighbour take participants on a visual storytelling journey starting Wednesday 16th January, 6.30pm  - 9pm.

Scenography is about space, shape, relationships, atmosphere and meaning. The sessions will explore how you can use scenography in your own practice, providing a toolkit of options for workshopping ideas in a visual and tactile way and developing your response to space. We will play, draw, make, and discover together. We’ll also look at documentation and how it can feed your work, and at the responsibilities, we have as theatre makers to our audiences and to the environment, including discussions around ethics of interactive performance and eco-conscious choices. The final sessions will build towards creating installations for spaces around Ovalhouse that can be explored by visitors to the building.

No prior knowledge or experience of theatre design or scenography is necessary, but an interest in visually-led work and a willingness to play are important. Applications are welcome from designers, directors, and theatre-makers who want to instigate projects or be part of a devising process. 

To apply to be part of the group, please send:

  • A short biog or CV detailing your experience
  • An image of your choice with a few lines about why you find it interesting (this can be a found image or something you’ve created yourself).
  • A paragraph telling us why you would like to participate and what you hope to gain from the sessions.

Deadline Friday 11 January 2019
£60 for the term (concessions available) 15 spaces available and a full commitment is needed for the programme.
Submit your application to Ovalhouse Learning and Participation Manager

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