Our creative development programmes help actors, playwrights, directors and producers to further their careers and stay connected with the wider creative community. Our Community Workshops offer fun opportunities for anyone to engage in the expressive arts.
We believe that keeping creatives and communities connected is more important now than ever. We continue to provide a full and varied range of workshops, delivered online, and in keeping with current restrictions and guidelines.
We run a variety of writing workshops. Typically the workshops include exercises to inspire and develop material, characters & dialogue, one to one feedback about the work and also a chance to have their work read by professional actors, either in front of a live audience in a professional theatre, when Covid restrictions allow, or streamed as part of our Virtual programme.
Currently we are delivering these workshops online, using a programme of recorded videos along with live group and individual sessions delivered via Zoom. You can see some examples of current and recent projects below.
We are working with mental health charity “See Me”, and 10 women writers to create a series of monologues performed by professional actors. Humorous and thought provoking, they will aim to take us beyond what people see, hear, or take at face value of woman in their 50's. These performances will be free to watch online.
We are working with 10 writers who have a connection with Paisley, and in particular the area of Ferguslie Park, to turn their stories into theatrical monologues performed by professional actors. These performances will be free to watch online.
Beyond the Headlines joins writers from Scottish Community Drama Association Clubs from across Scotland, and high-profile professional actors who are ex SCDA members, in the premier of a series of new monologues. Free to watch now.
The culmination of a project in conjunction with See Me mental health charity. We worked with 14 writers to create monologues that move us beyond what we see, hear or take at face value. Actors recorded the monologues in their own homes under lockdown conditions. Free to watch now.
Fun opportunities for anyone to engage in the expressive arts.
Have you ever wanted to write a song but don’t know where to start? Join these sessions with Biff Smith of acclaimed band A New International to learn how it’s done. You don’t need an instrument just inspiration and the energy to give it a go.
Designed to keep your energy and spirit going, enable you to develop new skills and perhaps have the opportunity to be part of the community cast of our new play “Other Side of the River”. The sessions are short, fun and achievable.
Helping actors, playwrights, directors and producers to further their careers and stay connected with the wider creative community.
These practical workshops for those working within theatre, encourage professional development, at the same time keeping you connected with other creatives, helping you build relationships within the industry, and fostering a sense of community.