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29 August–3 October 2018


Learn how to create a director’s concept that communicates your interpretation of the play and unifies the elements of a production. Understand the processes of preparing for rehearsal and the relationship of story, design and performance.

This innovative six week masterclass will take participants through pre-rehearsal preparation, rehearsals into productions. Participants will gain an insight into how productions are planned for and rehearsed, as well as having the opportunity to work with scripts and actors in the room.

This workshop is specifically aimed at emerging directors keen to develop their approach to text analysis, but is open to anyone curious to find out more about how a script goes from page to stage in the hands of a director.

This workshop is led by director, teacher and Arcola Participation Manager Bec Martin-Williams.

Wednesday 29th August – Wednesday 3rd October


Bec is an theatre practitioner and co-founder of award-winning Sydney Theatre company, pantsguys Productions.

Her credits include:
For stage: On the Shore of the Wide World (Griffin Theatre) A View of Concrete (King Street Theatre) The Mercy Seat (Old Fitz Theatre) The Shape of Things, autobahn, Punk Rock, (pantsguys Productions) After the End, Cock (NIDA) For screen: The Great Gatsby, Cedar Boys, Neighbours, Underbelly. As director: The Selfish Giant, Honeypot Holmes & the Peculiar Case of the Disappearing Wildflowers (Arcola Theatre) The Tempest, Julius Caesar (RSC Education) autobahn (Adelaide Festival), The Knowledge, Lord of the Flies (New Theatre)

Bec trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, and has a BA from the University of New South Wales and a Masters in Shakespeare and Education from the University of Birmingham – Shakespeare Institute. She has taught in Australia and the UK at many institutions such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, The University of Birmingham, NIDA and the Australian Theatre for Young People.

Workshop Leader

Bec Martin-Williams

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Suitable for 18+

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020 7503 1646

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