Book Clubs are a great opportunity to inform your process with the ideas of leading theatre practitioners, having gained a genuine understanding in an unpressurised rehearsal room environment.
Book clubs also provide a forum for networking in a situation where focus is on gaining a shared understanding, rather than talking up your CV. They are an opportunity to work with new directors / actors / writers and establish a common language with which we can talk about theatre.
These workshops are practical, peer-led and designed to test the ideas of a book rather than your own practice. Directors prepare a section of the book each and lead a session with the group which tests the ideas in that chapter. Actors learn a scene from a particular play, (these have included – The Seagull, As You Like It and Three Sisters) and come with an open mind to explore the ideas that the directors introduce.
We are very grateful for the Jerwood Space’s continued support of this venture. If you want to be a part in a Book Club or would like to suggest a book you’d like to lead on, then please do send an email to Tommo Fowler, Directors Acting project Manager to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a paragraph or two about why looking at a particular book or being involved in a book club appeals to you and what you hope to get from the experience.
Their work is based on a deep and intuitive insight into the varying tools young directors might need to develop and grow.
Book Club 2016 in association with The Jerwood Space
The Current Book Club Series is in development with Tommo. Please email Tommo to register your interest or to find out more about the 2016 Book Clubs.