Live Workshops
12 -16 October 2020

Two Theatre Directors | Three Live Workshops

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Workshop One - The Foundations

What to do even before you go online: increasing motivation, getting to know the technology, guiding you through risk assessments – all participatory, fun, serious and live!


Workshop Two - Getting It Right

Structure your session using multimedia – it’s not just Zoom! Find out what doesn’t work – and what does (tried and tested)! Learn games & techniques, practise breakout groups. Q&As. Homework set!


Workshop Three - The Experience

Review and feedback on ideas submitted by participants. Have fun in a live theatre rehearsal session. Q&As. Ready to move forward with sparkling new ideas!

OCTOBER: Monday 12th | Wednesday 14th | Friday 16th
4:00 pm BST (11:00 am EDT)

David Farmer has written and directed plays for the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and the Royal Opera House Studio. With Tiebreak Theatre Company, his productions toured widely to hundreds of schools, theatres, museums, forests and festivals across the UK and USA over a period of 25 years.

In 2014 he directed ‘The Legend of the Rood’, a cycle of four community Mystery Plays starring the Bishop of Norwich as God and with Tambai Theatre he directed Anna Mudeka in Kure Kure/Faraway for a UK tour in 2019.

‘David Farmer’s direction encourages a sense of wonder and wit’ – Sunday Telegraph on Frog in Love.

Total Theatre Award Nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe for My Uncle Arly coproduced with Hoipolloi Theatre.

David Farmer

Freelance Director

Leigh Wolmarans is the Artistic Director of Silhouette Youth Theatre. He and Silhouette work closely with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  A former headteacher, Leigh spent over 25 years in primary schools directing over 50 plays, many as Director of the Lings Performing Arts Academy.

Leigh’s students have performed in theatres across the country and he is well known for the high standard of his work. He has created a wide range of drama materials and books for children. He is passionate about the power of the performing arts to transform lives.

Leigh began directing four productions prior to the pandemic and has developed a highly effective approach that has enabled rehearsals to continue online throughout the year. He is currently preparing to continue the process in the Silhouette studio.

Leigh Wolmarans

Director, Silhouette Youth Theatre, Northampton

Each workshop one-hour +


Directing Online/Socially Distanced

How to organise, develop and rehearse online or safely in a studio


Building Community

Establishing a foundation for long-term working relationships


Using Breakout Rooms

Developing characters and scenes through productive group work


Practical and hands-on

Interactive tasks and activities through out the workshops