ROOTS Workshops | Industry Skills for Actors
All workshops will be held in the Studio – Spectrum Centre ground floor.
Industry Skills for Actors
How should you set up your self-tape? Can you do it alone? Participants will produce their own short auditions during the workshop and these will be analysed and discussed with a strong emphasis on peer support and having some fun!
The practical strand of this workshop will last for 90 minutes and will focus on auditioning, both self-tape auditions and live auditions. The final 30 minutes will take the form of a Q&A session with Matthew.
Matthew is an actor, writer, theatre director and producer with over 40 years' experience in all media. He is the Artistic Director of Dogstar Theatre Company and has recently worked on: Happy Valley, We Were The Lucky Ones, State of Happiness, Nightlands, The Tailor of Inverness, and The Stornoway Way. Matthew was also the winner for Best Actor (CATS 2009)
Celebrating Highland art & artists | Forging & deepening creative connections
This talk is part of ROOTS Festival 2023, this is Vivid Roots Collective's first ever theatre festival for Highland and emerging theatre-makers. Join us in celebrating the talented artists in the region, learning new skills, and meeting like-minded creatives with talks, workshops, performances and networking!
The festival is fully in-person at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness. The venue has amazing transport links, situated at the bus station and a 2 minute walk from the train station in the city centre. We are taking over all three of Spectrum's main rooms with a quiet room upstairs for attendees who need to take a break.
This year has been programmed in response to our recent report, FUTURES, which evidences the needs of emerging theatre-makers in the Highlands. You can read our report, see our full digital programme, and learn more about our company on our website.
ROOTS is supported in-kind by the Spectrum Centre; funded in part by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland; and funded in part by Start-It! from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund, delivered by First Port
We are using a pay-what-you-can system for tickets this year because we know that the cost of living has been affecting everyone. We would, however, like to explain that ticket sales are an important source of income. If you are able, choosing a higher ticket price will help us to pay our artists fairly, and improve the experience for all attendees. For those of you who kindly opt to pay the higher prices for the events, you will also be supporting those who face more financial barriers.
All tickets will allow you to attend the festival networking event for free. The festival networking event will be from 8pm-9.30pm on Saturday the 30th September in the theatre.
Thank you for your generosity and we look forward to having you.
To find out about accessing the venue, see the Spectrum Centre website here.
We will be releasing an access bursary scheme in September to subsidise the costs associated with attending a festival in Inverness. Follow us on social media and check out our website for updates on access bursaries.
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