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TheatreCraft and General Management Workshop

We’re thrilled to announce not one, not two, but THREE upcoming workshops aimed at sharing our processes and demystifying the way we make new plays.

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We are delighted to be returning to TheatreCraft – this year being held on our very own doorstep at The Waldorf Hotel on Monday 14 November. You’ll be able to find us at our stand in the Marketplace, where you can chat to members of the PP team about our work, and on top of this we will also be holding two workshops:

ROLES TO REACH GOALS – PAINES PLOUGH ON HOW TO PUT ON NEW WORK

11:45am-12:30pm

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

In this workshop aimed at people interested in pursuing a career in the theatre industry, we will be exploring the ins and outs of how you go about putting on a play, from first commission through to press night, and how the different people in a company work together to make it all happen.

THE ONLY STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD – NEW WRITING

2:15pm-3:00pm

Novello Theatre

Hosted by our Playwright Fellow, Sam Steiner

Simon Stephens once told me that there has only ever been one story and we’re just retelling it over and over again. Let’s spend an hour trying to figure out whether he’s right.

Sound exciting? If you want to secure your place on these workshops, or find out more about this year’s TheatreCraft event, visit their website here.

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Trainee Director Anna Himali Howard in rehearsals for GROWTH earlier this year.

As if two workshops aren’t enough, we will be hosting the next in our series of General Management Workshops on Monday 12 December, 6:30pm-8:30pm (with attendee registration from 6pm), in the Paines Plough Rehearsal Room. We are located on 4th Floor, 43 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DN.

This workshop is a chance for anyone interested in working in the theatre industry as a General Manager, or in Finance and Administration, to find out more about the profession. The evening will consist of a panel discussion followed by a Q&A; there will also be a chance to get to know everyone before and after the workshop.

We already have some brilliant panellists confirmed with more to come:

Natalie Adams, General Manager at Coney.

Fiona Gregory, General Manager at Frantic Assembly.

Catherine McKinney, General Manager at Almeida Theatre.

Sue Storr, freelance Arts Consultant and former General Manager at Paines Plough.

If you would like to register for a place just email Charlotte at charlotte@painesplough.com with the following information by 10am on Monday 21 November:

– Your name.
– Current role and where you work. (If you don’t have a job at the moment, don’t worry about this part – if you’re a student, please put what, and where, you are studying)
– A few sentences on why you’d like to attend this workshop.

So there we have it. A workshop for future playwrights, a workshop for future General Managers and a workshop for everyone in between. We hope to see you there!

General Management Workshop

Last month we held our first General Management workshop here at Paines Plough, meeting lots of people eager to learn the in-and-outs of being a General Manager. We had such a great time that we couldn’t wait to do another, and meet those of you who weren’t able to make it the first time around.

Therefore, we are delighted to invite you to our next General Management workshop.

Here at Paines Plough we are always looking for ways to demystify the way we go about commissioning, producing and touring new plays in order to provide support for theatre makers at any stage of their careers.

This workshop is a chance for anyone interested in working in the theatre industry as a General Manager, or in Finance and Administration, to find out more about the profession. Does that sound like you?

Fantastic. You’re in the right place.

The evening will be a discussion and Q&A with members of the theatre community that work in General Management. Full panel to be confirmed.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17 May, 6.30-8.30pm, with registration from 6pm, in the Paines Plough Rehearsal Room. We are located on 4th Floor, 43 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DN. There will be drinks and a chance to get to know everyone before and after the workshop.

If you would like to register for a place just email Charlotte at charlotte@painesplough.com with the following information by 10am this Friday 06 May:

  • Your name.
  • Current role and where you work, if applicable.
  • A few sentences on why you’d like to attend this workshop.

Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

PPHQ