This one is for people who want to produce and perform. This one is about the two you’s; on and off the stage, the one that says this show is shit, and the one that has to say it is shit hot.
Money, if it exists and where to find it
Making friends with venues
Managing people and their expectations
Paying people and then being in the rehearsal room with those people
Marketing a show that hasn’t been made yet
PRODUCING FOR EDINGURGH FRINGE
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the only reason ThisEgg really exists. It is the biggest arts festival in the world. It’s not easy but having been for over 10 years in a row, I clearly think it’s worth it somehow.
Is my show ready?
How do I get my show there?
What needs to be done?
In the rehearsal room we are all performers, makers, directors & an audience.
This workshop is about trusting your gut, finding your fun and sharing the responsibility.
We will explore some ways into making theatre from nothing in a democratic devising process.
SAYING SOMETHING BIG WHEN WE ARE SMALL
The personal is political.
Why you? Why now? For who? Who cares?
If you had an hour on stage, what would you want to say?
This workshop is about making a show that is about you, the world and you in that world. We will try our best to make those big questions feel manageable, and imagine a process to make that show.
CROSS ART FORM COLLABORATION
ThisEgg like to explore styles to celebrate different forms of entertainment; when text can’t conjure up the feeling, they sing. When words can’t describe the feeling, they move. They play themselves. When that’s too much, they put on costumes.
We will be thinking about about when we might use what when. And how many things we can do at once. Get ready to do a bit of everything.
WORKING WITH FRIENDS
ThisEgg is founded on friendships and seeing the potential in the people that surround you. Bring a friend or more (however old or new) to this workshop if you’ve ever thought about being on stage together.
We will look at putting the way you make, think, challenge and care into a show. We will improvise, sing, dance, make each other laugh, share secrets and tell stories.
WOMEN ON STAGE
Let’s put the industry behind us and make the work we want to see.
What do we need to do that?
Let’s make the time to talk about the things that are inspiring us, frustrating us, liberating us, squashing us. Let’s think about the women we see on stage, and the ones we want to put there.
This one is about meeting other women, sharing, listening and building each other up.