Connections Festival 2021: Workshops

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Thursday 10 June 2021 - Saturday 12 June 2021

Connections Festival is back! Alongside three nights of double-billed shows we've got five fantastic workshops. With both a mixture of in-person and online events, there's something for every young artist to get involved in.

Thursday 10 June

The Universal Stage - Workshop by Single Shoe Productions (Online)

6pm - 7pm

Online Zoom Workshop

Price: £4.50 each

Critically acclaimed theatre company Single Shoe Productions will share their approach to play and how it can be used to create physical storytelling, build characters and strengthen ensemble work.

Through games and improvisation, we will explore a number of different approaches to building characters and how those characters can be used in theatre-making.

This online workshop will be physical, so comfortable clothing is recommended.

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Friday 11 June

Puppetry Workshop by Vicky Hancock (Online)

6pm - 7pm

Online Zoom Workshop

Price: £4.50 each

A workshop exploring puppetry, creative writing and vocal expression and movement. Participants will learn the basic tenants of object manipulation, take part in exercises to enhance vocal creativity, and create a short scene, dialogue or poem.

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Saturday 12 June

Working in Theatre - How to Get Started with Sarah Brigham (Pre-recorded Q&A)

1pm - 1:30pm

Online sharing of pre-recorded Q&A

Price: Free (booking is required)

Sarah Brigham, Artistic Director & CEO of Derby Theatre, shares her thoughts on how to start your career in theatre.

This Q&A session is a recorded broadcast led by a young person from Derby Youth Theatre, and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is thinking about getting into a career in the theatre industry.

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Stage Design Workshop with Nikki Charlesworth (In-Person)

2pm - 3:15pm

In-Person Workshop held in the Derby Theatre Upper Foyer

Price: £4.50 each

Nottingham-based Theatre Designer and Maker Nikki Charlesworth gives an introduction to the process of Stage Design.

She will be sharing both advice and insight, drawing from her own journey from student to professional, showing you the skills she has learnt along the way. Have pen and paper to hand!

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Vocal Gym Workshop with Speakeasy (In-Person)

3:45pm - 5pm

In-person Workshop held in the Derby Theatre Upper Foyer

Price: £4.50 each

Using a series of fun and practical exercises, I will be leading you through all things voice. We will look at the five stages of warming up the voice for performance and engaging the imagination through voice work.

There will be a mixture of self-assessed individual content and group exploration. Be prepared to shake your body and make lots of noise, without anyone telling you to ‘be quiet!’

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Don't forget to take a look at the three double-billed evenings of in-person performances by six local theatre companies at Derby Theatre.

View Connections Festival 2021 Performances