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CREATIVE EXCHANGE is a festival celebrating cross-disciplinary artistry on stage and screen.

 

If you're looking to:

  • Expand your skill-set

  • Evolve your practice

  • Meet new collaborators

  • Discover new ways of creating 

Then join us for this exciting series of workshops with industry professionals, screenings of innovative new work, panel discussions led by those at the forefront of this practice, and networking with theatre practitioners and film-makers.

Creative Exchange is generously supported by the Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund.

WHAT'S ON

WORKSHOPS

AUDITIONING FOR SCREEN
with Olissa Rogers - SOLD OUT

This is an opportunity to work on your auditioning for screen technique with Casting Director Olissa Rogers (Ted Lasso, Brassic, We Are Who We Are). Olissa is a freelance casting director working on multiple projects. She previously worked as an associate at Fiona Weir Casting. Before that she worked as a casting associate to Amy Hubbard and Theo Park. She began working in the industry back in Germany in 2008. She worked there until 2016 mainly on TV Series. In 2016 she met casting director, Jeremy Zimmermann, and went to be casting assistant for him on several films until 2018. She then moved on to become casting assistant to Kharmel Cochrane for commercials and TV/Film projects.

The workshop will look at:
- How to prepare for your casting
-What the Casting Director is looking for in the room
-How to build on the experience, even if the casting didn’t go your way

Across the three hour session you will read in front of the other actors in the workshop and receive redirection from Olissa. We will film the reads and watch a selection of them back as a group with time to ask any questions you may have.

PREPARATION
Upon booking you are asked to email hello@themonobox.co,uk with your Spotlight link or if you are not on Spotlight, a Word or PDF of their CV and a headshot. Please title the email: OLISSA CASTING WORKSHOP and your name. This will make life much easier for us! 

48 hours before the session you will be sent your scenes (also called ‘sides’). You will be expected to be as familiar as possible with the material. But you are welcome to bring a paper copy for your read.

Monday 26th July 10am-1pm                                             

                                              £28

FILMING THEATRICAL MONOLOGUES AND
SELF-TAPING with Wiebke Green
- FINAL PLACES

Theatre can’t exist without an audience. The pandemic threatened to bring the creative exchange between theatre makers and their audiences to a halt, but artists reimagined theatre for the digital space, reinterpreting questions of “togetherness” and “liveness”. Director Wiebke Green will give an insight into her process on filmed monologues and critically acclaimed live-streamed shows which
premiered during the pandemic.
This practical workshop will explore the techniques behind performing and filming theatrical monologues. Specifically, it’ll interrogate how to keep the performer-audience relationship feeling immediate and alive while being remote.

The workshop will take place in three stages:
Stage 1: How to approach a monologue: textual analysis and preparation
Stage 2: Relationship to the lens: audience, dialogue, asides
Stage 3: Creating the world down the lens: space, placement, intensity.

The workshop will equip you with the tools to confidently film theatrical monologues and self-tapes. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be given the opportunity to record a self-tape at home and receive individual, short written feedback from Wiebke.

Tuesday 26th July 10am-1pm                                             

                                              £28

PANELS

BALANCING A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CAREER:
HOW TO MOVE BETWEEN MEDIUMS AND EXPAND YOUR SKILLSET
with Duncan Macmillan, Rebekah Murrell and Amy Trigg

This discussion will get into the practicalities of working between multiple mediums and disciplines. With the industry ever evolving, this panel will help shed light on how to balance the various elements of your creative practice and how the intersectionality between them can drive your creative practice forward. You can do it all!

Monday 25th July 2-3.30pm                                             

                                              £5

BREAKING INTO FILM: THEATREMAKER TO FILMMAKER
with Nadia Latif, Hazel Holder and Dominic Cooke

For this panel, we have assembled three artists who have moved seamlessly between theatre and screen work - finding new ways of telling stories and working across both stage, TV and Film. If you're looking for practical advice of how to transition between live performance and screen content and how to adapt your work for both mediums, then join us!

Monday 25th July 4-5.30pm                                               

                                              £5

PITCHES TREATMENTS & SCRIPTS:
DEMYSTIFYING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR TV
with Trey Smith, Maisah Thompson and Beth Warin
Hosted by Caragh Davison

Development. A word we hear a lot but what does it actually mean?!... This panel with development producers and assistants from top production companies will unpack all things TV development - from pitches to production. Expect discussion on how to approach producers & production companies, what to expect from funded development and how writers can best market their projects for screen development. 

Tuesday 26th July 2-3.30pm                                              

                                              £5

WRITERS PANEL: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN

Join us for a panel of leading writers to discuss writing for both live performance and for the screen. Expect discussion on how to best approach writing for screen, tips on adapting your practice to balance writing for both mediums and how the commissioning process works for both theatre, film and TV.

Tuesday 26th July 4-5.30pm                                              

£5

SCREENINGS

OPENING SHOTSA SCREENING OF 4 SHORT FILMS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION WITH THE CREATIVES BEHIND THEM
with Jack Holden, Matthew Jacobs Morgan,
Sid Sagar and Katie Sinclair
Hosted by Caragh Davison

This is a chance to watch an exciting range of short films and hear from the creatives behind them. The panel will get into the practicalities of making short films - focusing on how to cut your teeth in filmmaking, how funding works and using the form to propel your career forward.
The brilliant short films shown as part of this evening will be BAKED BEANS written by Sid Sagar (actor, writer), MINE written by Matthew Jacobs Morgan (writer, director), THE LAST DAYS written by Dipo Baruwa-Etti (writer, director), produced by Katie Sinclair and THE REV written by Fabia Martin, starring and produced by Jack Holden (actor, writer, producer).

Monday 25th July 7-9pm                                              

£7.50

OPENING SHOTS PART 2A SCREENING OF 4 SHORT FILMS FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION WITH THE CREATIVES BEHIND THEM

This is a chance to watch an exciting range of short films and hear from the creatives behind them. The panel will get into the practicalities of making short films - focusing on how to cut your teeth in filmmaking, how funding works and using the form to propel your career forward. Shorts films and panellists to be announced. 

Tuesday 26th July 7-9pm                                              

£7.50

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