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Imagining the Future: making new theatre

On the back of 'This Restless State', Jesse will be leading a four hour workshop around the theme of making new theatre. 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Sat 24 Mar, 11:00am

Venue: Downstairs

The workshop will touch on different approaches to developing new ideas; working with a writer, drawing on autobiographical material and devising through improvisation. 

There will be a particular focus on 'imagining the future', including how interwoven narratives that explore past or current events can help us to do this in a rich and rigorous way.

During the workshop day Jesse will be drawing on his recent experiences making this show, as well as past work with his devising company Engineer Theatre Collective.

20 places available

11-4pm with an hour for lunch

★★★★ “superbly-crafted” - The Stage on The Gap in the Light

★★★★ '"Remarkably well observed....Intelligent production with fine performances and its finger on the pulse" - The Stage on RUN

★★★★★ "An incredibly important piece of theatre" - The Skinny on Missing

  • Sat 24 Mar, 11:00am

Jesse Fox

Jesse trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the Collaborative and Devised Theatre BA Acting course, and has since worked as an actor, director and theatre maker. He provided devising and dramaturgical support to Cressida Brown on ‘Re:Home’ (The Yard) in 2016, and recently to Kirstly Housely (co-director, The Encounter) as associate director on ‘War and War’ at the Pleasance. He has led workshops for Complicite’s Creative Learning programme and the Acting Diploma course at Central School of Speech and Drama.

In 2012 Jesse co-founded Engineer Theatre Collective, a group of devisers dedicated to making striking, ensemble-led theatre. Their first show MISSING (Underbelly, Coventry Belgrade, New Diorama Theatre) won the 2013 Scottish Daily Mail Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award and received ringing endorsement from the Missing People charity. Last year Jesse co-directed RUN for the company, which ran for 5 weeks (Greenwich Theatre, New Diorama) and followed a group of young people pursuing a banking career in post-recession Britain. The show was featured in The New Yorker and nominated for 2 Off West End Awards (Best Director, Best Ensemble).

Jesse has just finished directing a new devised show for Engineer, titled The Gap in the Light, which runs for a month at the New Diorama and was shortlisted for Best Ensemble at the Off West End Awards. Jesse has also just worked as movement director on A Lie of the Mind at Southwark Playhouse, which received a 5 stars from The Times. In summer 2018 he will return to Central to co-direct The Caucasian Chalk Circle with final year BA Acting students.

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