Autobiographical Master Class with Victoria Melody
27th January, 10-4, Green lane at Derby Theatre
Victoria Melody is an award winning British artist with a background in fine art. She makes theatrical shows, performance interventions and films mainly about Britain’s pastimes, passions and tribes. Fascinated by anthropology, she immerses herself into communities and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work.
In the past she has become a pigeon racer, northern soul dancer, championship dog handler, beauty queen, funeral director and police officer.
Victoria has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including Soho Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Cherry Lane Theatre (New York), Virginia Art Festival, Push Festival (Canada), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Brisbane Festival (Australia).
In this autobiographical master class Victoria will be taking participants through her creative triggers for writing and staging. We will be investigating the personal and the political, how to mix current newsworthy topics with our own stories. We will look at how to use humour in our work and learn strategies to structure work that will take audiences on the ride of their lives.