OVALHOUSE Adult Company

Ovalhouse Adult Company
25+ yrs 
Wednesdays 23 January - 10 April 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm

We have a new Adult Company programme which sees scenographer Alison Neighbour take participants on a visual storytelling journey.

Scenography is about space, shape, relationships, atmosphere and meaning. The sessions will explore how you can use scenography in your own practice, providing a toolkit of options for workshopping ideas in a visual and tactile way and developing your response to space. We will play, draw, make, and discover together. We’ll also look at documentation and how it can feed your work, and at the responsibilities we have as theatre makers to our audiences and to the environment, including discussions around ethics of interactive performance and eco-conscious choices. The final sessions will build towards creating installations for spaces around Ovalhouse that can be explored by visitors to the building.

No prior knowledge or experience of theatre design or scenography is necessary, but an interest in visually-led work and a willingness to play are important. Applications are welcome from designers, directors, and theatre makers who want to instigate projects or be part of a devising process. 


To apply to be part of the group, please send:

NEW Deadline: Friday 18 January 2019

£60 for the term (concessions available)15 spaces available and a full commitment is needed for the programme.
Submit your application to Ovalhouse Learning and Participation Manager titilola.dawudu@ovalhouse.com


Lead Artist bio

Alison is a scenographer working in theatre, dance, installation, and site-specific environments. Her practice is a process of experiment and play with materials, texture, and found objects.  She transforms spaces and tells stories visually, aiming to use design to connect people and place, and give the audience agency. She trained as a designer at RADA and is represented by The Designer’s Formation. She is currently a recipient of an Arts Council England Developing Creative Practice Award, through which she is exploring Participatory Scenography.