Poleroid are delighted to be launching our first series of online theatre making workshops allowing entry level and established artists to CONNECT, REVIVE their skillset, CREATE new work, meet some Poleroid Associates and get ready for the future!

We hope this workshop series will be the perfect opportunity for EMERGING THEATRE MAKERSGRADUATES to forge helpful connections in the industry at this most difficult of times.

 

We're offering you a series of reduced price online sessions with some of the UK's HOTTEST theatre makers. Hosts include BAFTA nominated writer KENNY EMSON, Young Vic JMK Award Winning Director JOSH ROCHE, Fringe First Winning Director BETHANY PITTS, Headlong Origins Associate MARIA CROCKER, War Horse Associate GARETH ALED, Royal Court Pinter Award Winner BRAD BIRCH and MORE announced weekly!

 

ALL WORKSHOPS & BOOKING BELOW

THEATRE PRODUCING WORKSHOPS

An Introduction to… Starting a theatre company & producing your first show

★ BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND 

With MOLLY ROBERTS

When: Thursday, 4th June, 5pm

Location: Zoom

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: £7.50

For: Artists who produce their own work, graduates, actors, directors, writers, no experience needed.

Award winning Producer and Actor Molly Roberts presents the ins and outs of setting up your own company and getting your first fringe theatre show off the ground. Topics will include ORGANISATIONAL SET UP, BRANDING, APPROACHING VENUES, MARKETING, BUDGETS, first steps to FUNDRAISING + Q&A.

 

Molly is Artistic Director of multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre and a freelance theatre Producer (The Old Vic 12, Stage One) specialising in working collaboratively with new writing, developing emerging artists and championing new talent. Molly has successfully balanced a career in professional acting (West End/BBC) and her own theatre making, giving her a unique perspective on how artists can proactively pursue their interests and become confident multi-disciplined members of the industry.

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In Depth... Producing your first show Info here

Molly's One-on-One Producing Surgery! Info here

To reserve your place please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

An Introduction to… Writing Arts Council England Funding Applications

With MOLLY ROBERTS

When: Monday, 8th June, 5pm

Location: Zoom

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: £10.50

For: Artists who produce their own work, graduates, actors, directors, writers, no experience needed.

Award winning Producer Molly Roberts aims to demystify the Arts Council application process for first time applicants. Molly will take participants on a step by step guide through all the elements of an Under 15K Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants application process.

 

Participants will look at each application question in depth to understand its meaning, what is required for each response, the best format to answer to each question, and how to provide a clear, well thought through project narrative giving you the best chance of funding success.

Molly has written numerous successful Arts Council England funding applications for Poleroid Theatre, various freelance engagements with other theatre makers, and for herself as an individual.

You might also like Molly's One-on-One Producing Surgery! Info here

To reserve your place please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

In Depth... Producing your first show

With MOLLY ROBERTS

When: Thursday, 18th June, 5pm

Location: Zoom

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: £10.50

This workshop is a useful top up to our “An Introduction to… Setting up a theatre company & producing your first show”.

Workshop limited to 10 participants.

Following on from the “An Introduction to… Starting a theatre company & producing your first show”, Award winning Producer Molly Roberts delivers this top up session to look in more detail at certain elements that go into producing your first show.

 

This session will specifically look at BUDGETING, MARKETING & AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT in more depth, with time to also discuss individual project queries.

You might also like Molly's One-on-One Producing Surgery! Info here

To reserve your place please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

 

ALL OTHER WORKSHOPS

An Introduction to... Crafting A Play’s Shape And Structure: Determining the tone, rhythm and tempo of a night at the theatre.

 

With BRAD BIRCH

When: Thursday, 11th June, 5pm

Location: Zoom

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: £7.50

For: Artists who produce their own work, graduates, actors, directors, writers, no experience needed.

 

The way we shape our play has a huge influence on how the audience experiences it. This conversation about structure will open up the different choices we can make when determining the tone, rhythm and tempo of a night at the theatre.

 

Brad Birch is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose plays have been produced all over the world. In 2016 he was awarded The Harold Pinter Commission at the Royal Court. His anthology collection Plays One is published by Methuen.

To reserve your place please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

An Introduction to… Directing New Writing and Dramaturgy. 

 

With BETHANY PITTS

When: Monday, 15th June, 5pm

Location: Zoom

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: £7.50 

For: Graduates, emerging directors, budding dramaturgy, actors and writers, no experience necessary. 

 

What are the specific demands of directing new writing?

Director / writer collaborations - the dos / don'ts and the exceptions

What even is dramaturgy?

 

This workshop will delve into the nitty gritty of directing new work, exploring how to work with a writer from first draft to fully staged show. We will work through giving notes, building and sustaining relationships with writers and how you handle radical rewriting during a process and keep your team together... And we will also touch on the much debated subject of dramaturgy and what role a director can play in that. 

 

Beth is a Fringe First Award Winning Director and Dramaturg and an Associate Director of Poleroid Theatre. She specialises in new work and has worked with writers including Vinay Patel, Isley Lynn, Milly Thomas, Maud Dromgoole, Stephanie Martin and many others. 

To reserve your place please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

An Introduction to… Directing for the Fringe

With JOSH ROCHE

NEW DATES COMING SOON

Your favourite director is Sam Mendes but the stage you're working with is smaller than a postage stamp. Problem? Not necessarily. Award winning director Josh Roche talks through the 'do's, the 'do not's and 'don't even try's of directing for fringe spaces.

 

Josh won the 20th JMK Award with his production of My Name is Rachel Corrie (Young Vic) and has been Associate/Assistant Director on numerous productions at the RSC and Globe. From 2011 to 2016 he was the Artistic Director of Fat Git Theatre and is currently Associate Director with Poleroid Theatre for whom he recently directed the 5 star sell out hit Plastic by Kenny Emson at the Old Red Lion, Mercury Theatre & Latitude.

You might also like Josh's One-on-One Dramaturgy Sessions! Info here

An Introduction to… Playwriting & New Work

With KENNY EMSON

NEW DATES COMING SOON

A workshop lead by BAFTA nominated and award-winning Essex born playwright Kenny Emson for any aspiring writer looking to hone their skills and find about more about how to establish yourself and your voice as an artist within the modern theatre landscape.

 

This workshop will including useful writing exercises, tips on how to build relationships with theatres, and anecdotes about Kenny’s ten years working as a professional writer.

 

Kenny is a past winner of the Mercury Theatre playwriting prize, the Adopt a Playwright Award, the Adrienne Benham Award and the Clare McIntyre Bursary at the Royal Court Theatre. His plays have been performed by the Bush Theatre, Nabokov, Eastern Angles and High Tide Theatre companies and he has also worked for the BBC across their continuing drama shows, writing for Eastenders, Doctors and for radio 3 and 4. He recently wrote the five star sell out hit Plastic for Poleroid Theatre.

An Introduction to… Physical Ensemble Storytelling

With GARETH ALED

Imaginative, creative & collaborative theatre made by company full of generosity and heart.

 

What are the demands placed on you? 

What personal qualities are conducive to good work? 

What techniques may you need to learn and adapt?

& how do you sustain and navigate the intense process of auditions, rehearsals, technical rehearsals, previews, press and run. 

 

Gareth is an Actor and Director. Most recently he was Associate Puppetry Director on Sally Cookson’s The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre and Resident Puppetry Director for the National Theatre, War Horse UK & International Tour. Acting credits include National Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Complicite, Elliot & Harper and RSC.

An Introduction to…Assistant/Resident/Associate Directors

Who are they?

With MARIA CROCKER

 

What’s the difference between an assistant director and a resident director? What does an associate director actually do?

Having worked alongside some of the industries most exciting creatives, this workshop aims to define assistant/resident/associate roles, their relationship with actors, and share various pathways available to directors who are interested in working in these positions.

 

Maria Crocker is a Headlong Origins associate artist, a regional director practitioner for JMK and runner up for the Sir Peter Hall RTST Directors Award 2019. As well as her own productions, her work as associate director includes Local Hero for The Edinburgh Lyceum; Hadestown for The National Theatre; Meek for Headlong and Birmingham Rep. Her work as assistant or staff director includes Pinocchio at The National Theatre; Mood Music at The Old Vic.

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS

ONE-ON-ONE PRODUCING SURGERY

With MOLLY ROBERTS

Cost: £30

1 Hour Zoom Meeting

Molly is offering a one-on-one surgery for individuals or companies to give bespoke mentorship & advise on particular project queries, funding applications, or to look in depth at specific elements of theatre producing. 

Molly is Artistic Director of multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre and a freelance theatre Producer (The Old Vic 12, Stage One) specialising in working collaboratively with new writing, developing emerging artists and championing new talent.

 

Molly teaches New Writing Development and Theatre Producing for numerous undergraduate courses at leading UK Drama Schools, Bucks New University, St. Mary’s University, The Old Vic and Poleroid Theatre.

To book please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

 

SCRIPT READING SERVICE

10% OFF SPECIAL DEAL!

With JOSH ROCHE

Cost: £45

 

What you get:

Full Script Report

1 Hour Zoom Meeting

We are really excited to be able to offer this EXCLUSIVE 10% DISCOUNTED SERVICE with Poleroid Associate Director Josh Roche (Plastic - 2018).

Josh is a Director (RSC/Globe/Young Vic) and Dramaturg who has been reading plays on behalf of Sonia Friedman for the last eight years and  regularly scouts for work on behalf of Poleroid.

 

Josh will read your play, put together a report of notes and comments, and then talk it all over with you via Zoom. All for £45

To book please email

hello@poleroidtheatre.co.uk

and pay via button or

paypal.me/poleroidtheatre

 

WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT US 

“Today’s workshop was amazing. It was so helpful.”

- Hannah, Drama school undergraduate

“Very insightful and helpful to hear a realistic approach to getting my own work started.”

- Daniel, Drama school undergraduate 

"A fantastic insight for the future. Inspiring and productive."

- Glitch Theatre

"Thank you Poleroid Theatre and Molly for the amazing advice session this week! Absolutely brilliant stuff!"

- Eleanor, Drama school undergraduate

"Gave me lots to think about & I'm much more confident"

- Eloise, Drama school undergraduate

"A big thank you to @moyroberts for your rich insight and generosity at the @PoleroidTheatre

workshop. I feel like you’ve imparted what would have taken me a year to work out in an hour - invaluable thank you!"

- Layla via Twitter

Ace workshop w/ @JoshRoche1 on directing for Fringe spaces this evening. An intensive, skills-focused hour. Got pages of notes,

and the thought of directing a show for a 3mx3m square no longer terrifies me. Thanks @PoleroidTheatre

- Jimmy via Twitter

“Another brilliantly insightful workshop… Bring on the next one!”
- Ella via Twitter


“An awesome workshop”
- Sam via Twitter

 

“So many useful things to take away and one day use!”
- Tia via Twitter


"I’ve got so much information now on creating & producing my own work.

It makes me so excited for the future.”
- India via Twitter

“Very recommended to those looking to produce their own work”

Shoddy Theatre

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

We are happy to offer full refunds on all workshops, provided we are given a full working 72hrs notice.

Workshops require a minimum of 5 participants to run, and full refund or credit note will be issued if bookings full under this amount