The Blue Room Theatre is proud to host a series of workshops as part of Winter Nights 2019. We’ve kept expressions of interest for these workshops open for a few extra weeks to allow for any last minute stragglers to submit by 5pm, Monday 15 April.

THE DRAMATURGY OF OUR RIDICULOUS DREAMS

Tuesday 30 July, 10am – 5pm

A workshop for the formally experimental, conceptually complex, and performatively ludicrous.

Facilitated by Joe Lui (Renegade Productions), this workshop will provide a space for artists wanting to learn how to think about and develop work in an imagistic, post-dramatic fashion. Through a one day workshop, participants will partake in a crash course into practical Post-Drama for the discerning theatre maker whilst learning Lui’s methodology of Experiment = k[entertainment], a play on the mathematical equation for proportionality that serves to embrace the silly and fun as a means to approach the sublime. This workshop is for aspiring theatre-makers, writers, devisors and directors with a goal to inspire makers with fresh ideas and collaborations for new work and as well as existing work.

THE RED QUEEN’S BADASSEY WORKSHOP

Monday 5 August, 10am – 5pm

Activist and playwright Van Badham will lead participants through the process of theatre as a political event, using strategies of improvisation and generative performance development within the context of an activist project to inform narrative text-based script outcomes. There may be a bit of tweeting, marching and shouting.

Van Badham is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. In addition to a weekly column for Guardian Australia, her work has appeared in The AgeAustralian CosmopolitanDaily LifeSoutherly, Women’s Agenda, Britain’s Daily Telegraph and in anthologies for UQP, Hardie Grant and Monash University Press. As a playwright, her work has been performed across Australia and the UK, in the US and Canada, and in Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Austria, and she is the recipient of three Premier’s awards for stage writing.

 

All workshops are free, and places are strictly limited, please head here to register your interest by Monday 15 April 2019.