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Drama performances, events and seminars are shown on this page. Please remember that coursework performances may not appear until a week before the performance, so please check back regularly.

Mon 17 May

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 86

T3 Festival
It All Starts Here! A whistle-stop tour of your T3 festival

Location: ONLINE

This is for you. Yes. You!

Because we want you to make the most of what's on offer, Emily and Sarah will be hosting a joyful opening of our festival.

Some of you are old hands at this, some of you are brand new to T3. Either way, this is for you.

Feeling a little lost? Feeling a bit nervous? Feeling like it's too long since you've been in the studio? Do you have questions about what's happening? That's ok - all questions are welcome.

Got a show to sell? Looking for collaborators? Have questions about what's possible? Have a brilliant idea but don't know how to get it started? Bring it to the party.

We're really looking forward to launching T3 2021 with you!

Reserve a place here and we'll send you the Zoom link to join us

Mon 17 May

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 83

T3 Festival
MA Panel: What does a Drama MA Look Like?

Location: ONLINE

Your UG Drama degree can lead you into a rich range of future study and work. Even within the creative industries, there are so many specialisations that understanding what MA programme might be best for you can be daunting? How do you decide which avenue to choose? And which type of institution will really lead you to the best potential future?  

 

Join us for an afternoon conversation with three Drama alumni who have gone on to do very different types of Drama-related postgraduate study, from international musical theatre writing to creative producing to writing for stage and media. Each will discuss their post-UG degree decisions, experiences in postgraduate study, and the challenges and creative opportunities of entering the industry. 

 

Speakers include:

Lydia Breckon, MFA in Musical Theatre Writing, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Heather Pasfield, MA Creative Producing, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Will Jarvis, MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Please reserve a place here and you'll be emailed joining instructions the day before the event. 

Tue 18 May

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 7
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 12:00

T3 Festival
Punch & Judy and Flea Circus

Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)
Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Come and see the flea wrangler extraordinaire - Uncle Tacko! (AKA Dr Tony Lidington) and Professor Gayton's grand Punch & Judy show on Tuesday 18th May outside Roborough at 11am (in-person!)

8 highly trained fleas perform incredible feats of strength and agility in front of your very eyes.
Each show lasts 25 minutes... what a way to scratch a living!

ALSO... Learn more about a paid training opportunity to learn and perform as a seaside entertainer on the local seafronts this summer, alongside Uncle! & the Professor - details available here: http://www.prom-prom.com/training-opportunity-how-to-apply/

Wed 19 May

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 26
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 13:00

T3 Festival
Oral Histories and Conducting Interviews

Presented by: Jerri Daboo
Location: ONLINE

What are oral histories? Why have there been more oral history projects happening recently? How does this relate to archiving in the theatre industry? How do we conduct interviews?  

These are some of the questions addressed in this online two-hour workshop. You'll learn about some of the basic ideas and theories behind oral history, and think about the ways that this can create archives, for whom, and why. You'll then learn about some of the ways of conducting interviews with people, and issues and tools to do this depending on the context. You'll have the opportunity to try this out by interviewing each other and having discussions.  

This workshop will be beneficial if you're interested in doing interviews for research on your modules, particularly for your dissertation and if you're considering doing postgraduate study, or issues of archives in the theatre industry, or just wanting to think about how to document your family or community history.


Please reserve a place here and you'll be sent a Zoom link the day before. 

Wed 19 May

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 32
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:30

T3 Festival
Festival of Discovery: Starting Your Own Company

Location: ONLINE

Scratchworks presents an interactive discussion led by Alice Higginson-Clarke (Co-Artistic Director). Scratchworks Theatre Company is a female-led company run by three Exeter Alumni (BA Hons Drama 2013). This workshop will provide an introductory toolkit for starting your own theatre company. Providing integral advice for early career artists, we will touch upon:
Branding & Marketing
Finance & Company Structure
Fundraising (incl Arts Council Funding)
Tour Booking & Planning

There will be time for a short Q&A at the end.

Please reserve a place here and you'll be sent a Zoom link the day before. 

About Scratchworks
We are a female-led ensemble making original theatre, blending physical comedy, puppetry and live music. Scratchworks has made 7 original productions touring to Pleasance Edinburgh, The Lowry, Battersea Arts Centre, The Barbican Plymouth and Salisbury Playhouse among many more. Awards include VAULT's 'Festival Spirit Award' 2017, NSDF award for 'Best Overall Body of Creative Work' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 as well as nominations for the Charlie Hartill award 2016 and the IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Theatre Award 2017.

Thu 20 May

Start time: 10:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 7
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 11:30

T3 Festival
Getting Unstuck: Trick and techniques to keep your making moving

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

We've all experienced getting stuck when we're making work. In this practical session, Sarah Goldingay will help you build your very own tool kit of devising and creating techniques and approached that will mean you never need be stuck again.

Bring three objects and two or three sentences that are interesting to you. Don't over think this If you're Zooming in, try to have a reasonably quiet space in which to move freely lying down, or standing up (ie the spread of your arms, and the length of your body). 

Reserve a place here for in-person, and email J.G.Primrose@exeter.ac.uk with the subject STUCK if you'd like the Zoom link


Fri 21 May

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 7
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 13:00

T3 Festival
Movement for Performance

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

In these sessions, Kate Newey will offer you a sequence of warm up and movement work on mobility and flexibility, proprioception (muscle memory), and centring. The focus will be on connecting your body and your breath, working with movement within your own kinesphere, and looking at the ways in which you can work to use the weight of your body, and its extensions in space, to give you a tool kit of safe but challenging physical work to take into developing your own daily physical practice. 

If you have one, please bring your own yoga mat. If you're Zooming in, make sure you have a reasonably quiet space in which to move freely lying down, or standing up (ie the spread of your arms, and the length of your body). 


Please reserve a place here for in-person or email J.G.Primrose@exeter.ac.uk with subject MOVEMENT for the Zoom link. 


Fri 21 May

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 6
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 16:00

T3 Festival
Incubator Table Conversation - First Years


Join us for a first scratch work-in-progress sharing of Can We Talk About This? This project is aiming to open up conversation about the first year student experience at Exeter, creating space for dialogue and preventative support around common issues which our first year students face. A small guest audience is welcomed to give feedback on early scene material and to join us in conversation. Spaces are extremely limited for this event - email E.C.Walcon@exeter.ac.uk to express interest in attending. 

Tue 25 May

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 23
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 12:00

T3 Festival
Festival of Discovery: Hidden History of Women in the Theatre

Presented by: Prof Kate Newey
Location: Queens LT1

What do you know about the work that women have done in the theatre? We know about famous actresses nowadays who win Oscars, and appear in celebrity magazines, or play 'M' in James Bond films. But did you know that one of the first women playwrights in England, Aphra Behn, was also rumoured to be a spy? Did you know that the first celebrity actress on the English stage, Nell Gwynn, wasn't just a performer - she was a clever business woman, who helped other actresses set up in the theatre management business. 

This  illustrated talk will explore the ways in which various historical women working in the English theatre did a lot more than simply charm their audiences. In this talk we'll look at the history of these 'invisible women' who were the innovators who have helped to make the British theatre industry one of the best in the world.

Advance booking required - click Reserve button on the left

Wed 26 May

Start time: 10:30
 

Tickets for students/staff: 18
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 14:30

T3 Festival
Making Theatre with Ecology, History & Myth: MED Theatre Workshop

Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)
Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map

Come play and learn new devising skills with MED Theatre whose work explores creating original drama inspired by the history, ecology, mythology and contemporary issues surrounding Dartmoor. In this outdoor practical workshop students will get a flavour of how MED originated and how our practice has developed. Come prepared to engage in both physical and text-based exercises as we will use extracts of MED Theatre's original plays to explore the interface between the human and natural world, share games that we use in the training of our community members, and develop our own creative work together!

Advance booking is required to limit numbers. You cannot join the workshop without booking. 
Please dress for working outdoors. 

Bio:
MED Theatre is a developmental community theatre organisation and registered charity based on Dartmoor National Park. We work with people living in remote rural Dartmoor and Devon to create new creative work such as drama, film, dance and music. All our work is original and our play scripts and performance pieces are inspired by local history, ecology and folklore as well as current social and environmental issues that are relevant to our local communities. At the core of MED Theatre's practice and ethos is to offer high quality developmental opportunities for local young people, children and emerging artists. MED Theatre promotes a post-humanist environmental agenda; we view ourselves as just one part of our surrounding ecosystem. We see as our role to nurture an environment of caring and interest towards one's surrounding nature and community. By bringing children, young people and adults to explore local issues together in projects such as intergenerational community plays we hope to encourage a new generation of care towards our communal world.

Mon 31 May

Start time: 10:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 13
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:00

Object-Led Visual Storytelling Workshop

Location: ONLINE

In this day long intensive online workshop we will be exploring fundamental aspects of the devising process delving into object-led play, physical theatre, visual storytelling and an opportunity to create your own assemblage puppet to work with. These performative languages encourage a state of curiosity, availability and emphasise the physical playing of the actor in relation to the space around them. The workshop will culminate with an informal sharing to each other of what we have created and a Q&A with Charlotte.

Advance booking is essential - you'll receive a Zoom link the day before the event. Please cancel your booking if you can't make it. 

Charlotte Dubery is a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer whose work is motivated by her love of collaborative creation. Her passion for visual storytelling and making theatre as an ensemble took her to Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she trained for two years. Since finishing her training Charlotte has performed, written, designed and directed theatre work for indoor and outdoor shows across the UK and internationally. Her strong background in dance continues to feed into her work and over the last decade she has honed her craft in devised physical theatre and puppetry, and a long standing Associate Artist of Theatre-Rites and Theatre Ad Infinitum. Her credits include; The Jim Henson Company, Netflix, The National Theatre, The Globe, Theatre Ad Infinitum, Theatre-Rites, 1927, Abel et Gordon and the BBC.

To find out more about Charlotte and her work, please visit: www.charlottedubery.co.uk

Wed 02 Jun

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 85
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:30

Management in the Arts From Producing to Executive Director

Presented by: Chris Stafford
Location: ONLINE

Do you have good management skills and are interested in putting them to use in the arts and creative industries? Are you interested in producing and would like to know what career path options might be available to you? Have you ever suspected that there was a difference in those who 'make' a performance and those who 'produce' it, and therefore that a job in management wouldn't be as creatively satisfying?

In this online talk, Chris Stafford will share his rich experience of management in the creative and performing arts sector. Currently Chief Executive Officer at Leicester's Curve Theatre, where along with Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Chris has been named one of The Stage 100 most influential people and partnerships in theatre, Stafford is uniquely placed to discuss the various roles and responsibilities of managing a large arts centre as well as the joys and challenges of making site responsive and international touring work. Chris will explain the role of the executive director, touch upon key moments in his producing career to give a sense of possible pathways for young professionals, and speak about the creative partnership that happens between the producer and director or the Executive and Artistic director team.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A so please come with questions!

Please reserve a place here and you'll receive a link to the Zoom talk the day before it. 

Bio:
Chris Stafford is the CEO of Curve. Throughout his career, Chris has produced over 80 productions and has worked extensively internationally, touring and making work in the Middle East, South Korea, Japan, Barbados, North America and Europe. He was Executive Director of dreamthinkspeak, one of the UK's leading producers of site responsive theatre, has worked in the education department at Shakespeare's Globe, and was also Acting Head of Development at Bristol Old Vic. 

Thu 03 Jun

Start time: 11:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 14
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 13:00

T3 Festival
Incubator Table Conversation - Wellbeing

Presented by: Erin Walcon
Location: TS4 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

How can we best support our student and staff Wellbeing during the complex circumstances and looking ahead to next year, proactively and positively? This will be a Table Conversation specifically about Wellbeing, with both students and staff welcome. Join us for a facilitated and held conversation, punctuated by short bursts of theatre to spark dialogue and ideas. Part of the Can We Talk About This? Education Incubator project. 


Please reserve here for in-person attendance, and email J.G.Primrose@exeter.ac.uk with the Subject WELLBEING to be sent a link to join via Zoom. 

Thu 03 Jun

Start time: 14:00
 


End Time: 16:00

T3 Festival
Skills Share & Industry Links

Location: TS5 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)
Postcode: EX4 4LA  Show on Map

Are you interested in working as a Teaching Artist, facilitator, participatory arts specialist, teacher, or freelance drama practitioner? Maybe you've taken an Applied module or maybe you haven't but are interested in this as a possible career path. This will be an active and embodied 2-hour workshop session where you'll get a chance to meet key industry professionals from The Barbican Plymouth, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Doorstep Arts, Bigfoot Arts SW and other SW-based organisations who regularly employ emerging theatre practitioners to lead workshops/groups. You'll get a chance to lead a sample exercise/activity to show your skills, ask questions about being a freelancer (insurance? DBS?), and find out more about how to get your foot in the door in the industry. 

If you're interested in attending, please email Erin Walcon at E.C.Walcon@exeter.ac.uk 

Fri 04 Jun

Start time: 14:00
 

Tickets for students/staff: 93
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:30

Navigating Physical and Ensemble Theatre in the age of Covid

Location: ONLINE

With Suzy Willson, Artistic Director Clod Ensemble

Join us for an online conversation with pioneering artist-scholar Suzy Willson, Co-Artistic Director of Clod Ensemble. In this talk, Willson will recap the 25-year history of the award-winning, movement-based company and focus on the ways in which they have navigated working through the pandemic and indeed making new work, including the adaptation of the live stage show The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady into a kaleidoscopic film Listening Party.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so please come with questions!

Please reserve a place here and you'll be sent the Zoom link the day before the event. 

Bio:
Suzy Willson has created an extraordinary body of work that has pushed the boundaries of choreographic practice. After training with legendary theatre and movement teacher Jacques Lecoq in Paris she created CLOD ENSEMBLE with composer Paul Clark, creating award-winning, movement-based performance work which 'defies categorisation'. Her work is provocative, uncompromising and finely crafted 'ambitious in scale and concept' shown in art galleries, theatres, dance houses and public spaces in the UK and internationally. Suzy is a powerful advocate for the importance of dance, movement and choreography in our culture and an articulate spokeswoman for its potential to change the way we think about our bodies and how they move in relation to the contexts and spaces we inhabit. Her work in the area of movement and medicine is pioneering. The Performing Medicine programme encourages people working in healthcare to appreciate the choreographic, non-verbal and spatial dimensions of care as well as inviting the general public to consider themes at the heart of 21st century medicine. She is Professor of Movement, Arts & Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL.

Fri 04 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00 

Tickets for students/staff: 8
Tickets: £1 each
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:45

Tickets for students/staff: 8
Tickets: £1 each
No public tickets available
End Time: 19:45

T3 Festival
It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

Author: Fraser Brown
Director: Fraser Brown
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)
Postcode: EX4 4SB  Show on Map
Fraser Brown takes the audience on a hilarious and dark analysis of his own anxieties and worries. At only 21, Fraser (hopefully) has the majority of his life ahead of him, but he is pre-occupied with what has happened in those first 21 years, for him to become the person who he is today. An introspective extrovert, asking what it means to be happy: it's Fraser Brown, I'm afraid.