Dream: The Joy of Creating – showcase event
Date and Time: 13th October 2012, 10:30 – 16.00
Venue: Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1PL.
(NB this is NOT a PANeK event but we’re so pleased about it we’re giving it a special mention!)
A chance to share and discuss how we can develop and support the creation of inspiring theatre for children and young people. This is the first training event initiated by Rose Bruford College’s TYA Centre and TYAUK in close partnership with Ashford Borough Council.
12 established practitioners from the UK, Belgium, France and Germany will showcase work from their week-long collaboration with Mark Storor (Award Winning Artist) and Gill Robertson (Artistic Director of Catherine Wheels Theatre Company).
10.30 – Coffee and introduction from Jeremy Harrison (Rose Bruford College) and Nina Hajiyianni (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People)
11.00 – Sharing the Dream – Gill Robertson, Mark Storor and participants share and discuss outcomes from the five-day residency
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Performance of M. by Rose Bruford College’s MA in Theatre for Young Audiences
15.30 – Plenary – how can we best sustain and develop work in this sector?
16.00 – Event ends
An acclaimed and award winning artist, Mark Storor works in the space between live art and theatre. This year he has created The Impending Storm for the Birmingham International Dance Festival and has recently completed a sold out run of A Tender Subject, a commission for Artangel with men in prisons. Other recent works include For the Best and The Fat Girl needs a Haircut, which won rave reviews when it ran at London’s Roundhouse.
Gill is the Artistic Director of Catherine Wheels Theatre Company. Gill founded Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in 1999 and since then has produced over 20 shows for children and young people which have toured to schools, village halls and theatres across Scotland. Productions include Martha which has toured the world since it premiered in 1999 and Lifeboat which won the 2004 TMA Best Show for Children and Young People and was the first Scottish Theatre production to appear at the Sydney Opera House. In 2007 Gill reinvented Home: East Lothian (site specific show for the National Theatre of Scotland) into Hansel and Gretel which performed a five week run at the Barbican Theatre, London and was nominated for two New York Drama Desk Awards in 2010 after a run on Broadway. In 2010 Gill created Pobby and Dingan which won the Best Show for Children and Young People at the TMA Theatre Awards and in 2011 collaborated with Andy Manley on his production White which won a Fringe First, Herald Angel, Total Theatre Award and the 2011 TMA Best Show for children and Young People. Gill most recent productions include a new adaptation of Kes by Rob Evans and The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean with Shona Reppe.