Time: April 9, 2010 to April 11, 2010
Location: Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth
Website or Map: http://www.thecpr.org.uk/proj…
Phone: 01970 622 133
Event Type: intensive, 3, day, laboratory
Organized By: Centre For Performance Research
Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2010
FIRST, FIND YOUR AUDIENCE is an in depth practical investigation with Richard Gregory. Participants will work with ideas that explore intimacy, hospitality and honesty and will potentially challenge or even exchange the roles of audience and performer.
Richard is founder and Artistic Director (with Renny O’Shea) of Quarantine, since 1998.
Quarantine is quite simply a marvel, a company that's right at the forefront of British theatre…..immensely touching, totally human yet also intellectually rigorous in their examination of the nature of performance and the raising of questions about what makes theatre seem real and reality so strongly theatrical. Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, October 2009
Richard has directed see-saw, Frank, Geneva, (Domestic Science(with Renny O’Shea), White Trash, Butterfly, Grace, Susan & Darren(with Renny O’Shea), Old people, children & animals and Make-believe for Quarantine. He curated (with Renny O’Shea) Coming and going, a large scale project for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008, developed with artists, academics, activists and ‘ordinary people’ from Liverpool, Marseille, Istanbul, Naples and Gdansk. Susan & Darren won ‘Best production’ award at last year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.
He is currently developing When you thought you were…, a wake for a living person; Like me, a piece made with people who work as lookalikes and Between us,we know everything, a festival exploring everyday life.
Richard was also Associate Artist at Leicester Haymarket Theatre (2002-2003). From 2000 - 2001, he was Associate Artist at Contact, Manchester. From 1995-1998 he was Associate Director with Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne and Associate Director at Contact Theatre, 1991-1995.
Quarantine were Fellows in Theatre at the University of Manchester from 2005 – 2007. The company won Arts Council England’s art05 award for outstanding achievement.
CPR has invited some of the most exciting and diverse Wales based and international theatre directors to Aberystwyth for an intensive participatory project that offers a rare opportunity for both experienced and emerging directors to gather and share the methods, approaches and skills of professional directing practice via laboratories and presentations, demonstrations and dialogue.
For more information on this laboratory or others at the Directors' Forum please contact CPR.
The Director's Forum has been made possible with the support of the Arts Council of Wales.
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