Slate Residential: Introduction to Directing 2019

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Sept
10am - 5pm
HOME Manchester (Weston Room)


This five-day residential workshop, led by director Alix Harris, offers an introduction for Black* artists (18+) who are interested in exploring directing. This is a hands-on, practical week which offers a chance to work with leading Black practitioners and professional actors.

The week will include: working with text, devising, different starting points for creation, physical theatre and more.

Guest speakers include Chanje Kunda, Sonia Hughes and Darren Pritchard.

About the Course Leader

Alix Harris is an experienced director and theatre practitioner. Alix has worked at the Barbican Theatre as a freelance practitioner and director, the Theatre Royal Plymouth & Indra Congress CIC. In 2015, Alix set up Beyond Face with the aim to promote and raise the profile and visibility of people of colour on stages in Plymouth and the wider regions. Since then, the company has been a Resident Company within the Barbican Theatre Plymouth and an associate company of Tamasha Theatre in London. In 2016, Alix was awarded a three month placement with RTYDS at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth. Alix has completed placements at The Albany in London, and is currently a participant on the prestigious 18 month Artistic Directors Leaders of Tomorrow programme. Alix is an associate Lecturer of Plymouth University, she completed a placement at the Young Vic in July 2018 and attended the Directors Lab North Toronto 2018. She directed I Am Because We Are by Cheryl Martin for Contact Theatre in Oct 2018, Start Swimming by James Fritz for Falmouth University and I Still Believe by Laura Horton in April 2019. She also directed Beyond Face's Theatre Royal Drum debut 2,000 Stories in June 2019.  

Introduction to Directing is part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme. To visit the RYTDS website, click here.

Photo credit: Mostafa Meraji (Unsplash)

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