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    UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Academy: Theatre Lab 2018

    • 17 Apr 2018 to 19 Apr 2018
    • UCD Student Centre,Dramsoc Theatre
    • UCD Dramsoc

    Event Description

    UCD Ad Astra Performing Arts Academy in association with UCD Dramsoc presents: Theatre Lab 2018 You are invited to join Ad Astra Artistic Director Kellie Hughes, the Ad Astra Drama Scholars and guest artists, David Doyle and Hanna Slattne, celebrating the theatre as the meeting place of all the arts, through a series of performances, talks and workshops. Theatre Lab will take place in UCD Dramsoc Theatre Space from Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th April 2018. Please email to register your interest. Schedule of Events Tuesday 17th 5.30pm Theatre Lab 1- Developing New Work 1 hour Work in Progress Showing- Ad Astra Performing Arts scholars will perform two short compositions, The Newspaper and Lift, followed by a talk back session with the performers and director Kellie Hughes. All are welcome. Tuesday 17th 6.30pm Theatre Lab 2- Designing with Light 2.5 hours Designer David Doyle will lead a practical workshop exploring the role of light in designing for theatre. This workshop will be of interest to both those with experience who want to develop their skill and newcomers who wish to expand their understanding of how to design for theatre. Wednesday 18th 5.30pm Theatre Lab 3- Technique 3 hours Using two short scenes from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the first half of this practical workshop will explore working with text in rehearsal, while the second half will introduce working with Viewpoints training as a way to develop awareness, technical skill and create movement for the stage. Led by director Kellie Hughes, this workshop will be of interest to those wanting to explore the work of the actor or director. Thursday 19th 3pm Theatre Lab 4- What is Dramaturgy? 2 hours What exactly is dramaturgy and what does it mean to do dramaturgy? How do you become a dramaturg and what is it they do? In this session dramaturg Hanna Slattne will share her journey as a dramaturg, looking at different examples of her work, new writing processes, devising, dance and cross art form projects, examining how dramaturgical practice functions differently in all these processes. All are welcome. Thursday 19th 6pm Theatre Lab 5- Working Dramaturgically 3 hours Led by dramaturg Hanna Slattne and joined by designer David Doyle, this practical session will examine how we can use text and light to create work and investigate its dramaturgy. Participants will explore different text generation processes: writing, interviewing, documentary materials and existing texts and then investigate what meanings can be created by juxtaposing these elements. This workshop will be of interest to anyone wanting to explore the role of the dramaturg, writer, designer, actor or director in creating new work.