Reveal Workshops


Andy Smith Workshop  - Auteur Creations – 2/3 July at The Mac
As part of Prime Cut's REVEAL programme we are delighted to announce a workshop opportunity for independent theatre makers with renowned writer and theatre-maker Andy Smith.   This two-day workshop on performance-making will be of particular interest to artists whose work falls between the categories of writer, director and performer, with an interest in solo-performance.   This workshop is open to professional artists living or working in Northern Ireland.  Workshop participation is free of charge, and interested applicants should send a letter of no more than 500 words expressing interest, along with a biog/cv to by Saturday 20th June.  The workshop will take place in The Mac, Belfast, on 2/3 July. 

About Andy Smith
Andy Smith is a writer and theatre maker who for the last ten has made theatre under the name a smith, writing and performing a number of characteristically simple solo works that are unafraid to approach and address big subjects. These include the next two days of everything (2009) all that is solid melts into air (2011) and commonwealth (2012), which was also performed by Tim Crouch at The Royal Court in July 2013 as part of the Open Court season.  Andy has been working with Tim since 2004, co-directing (with Karl James) his plays An Oak Tree (2005), ENGLAND (2007) The Author (2009) and Adler & Gibb (2014). In 2013 also Tim and Andy co-wrote and performed what happens to the hope at the end of the evening at The Almeida Theatre.  Andy holds a practice-as-research PhD from Lancaster University, where he has also taught courses in Contemporary Theatre Practice, Performance Composition, and Contemporary European Theatre.


Dramaturgy Masterclass with Ruth Little
World renowned Dramaturg Ruth Little will facilitate a three day workshop for theatre and dance artists form 22-24 September 2015.  Ruth Little has worked as a dramaturg for theatre and dance companies and with artists across the UK and internationally for over 20 years, including Out of Joint, The Young Vic, The Royal Court, Sadlers Wells and many others. Her approach to dramaturgy draws on the sciences of chaos and complexity and on the dynamic structures and processes of living systems. Using examples from her own work with theatre-makers and choreographers including Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, she will set out a broader and deeper understanding of the dramaturgical role as a 'life-craft', and open up discussion and exploration of process, collaboration, proximity and problem-solving at different levels of scale. Workshop participation is free of charge, and interested applicants should send a letter of no more than 500 words expressing interest, along with a biog or CV to by Friday 24 July.  The workshop will take place in Belfast at the MAC.