Publishing, podcasting and other alternative lives for your show with Sean Bruno & Luke Dixon
It takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to put on a show.
There are many great show ideas that never see the light of day because their creators do not have the capital or resources to get them off the ground. There are also many great performances who simply fade away after an all-too-short run, never to be seen again. But this does not have to be the case. In these days of i-tunes, YouTube, Vimeo, blogs and e-books it has never been easier, and cheaper, to manifest your performance ideas and share them with a global audience
In this practical workshop, we will look how you can bring your performance, theatre piece or story to life through podcasting, blogging and digital publishing; and how you can use these mediums to create new work and discover new audiences.
Over the course of two-days we will discuss.
The Story and the Medium:
How do we transform your performance ideas into digital formats? What do we gain? What do we lose? The creative power in making a Minimum Viable Product.
A simple how-to workshop on podcasting. Technical requirements and creative ideas for creating a unique podcast experience.
Websites and Blogs:
How can we use the internet to make our stories interactive? What you need to set up your performance website or blog. To Vlog or not to Vlog? Finding the right type of website for your work and building an audience.
We go through the misconceptions, pros and cons of self-publishing. How to transform your show or script into a high-quality e-book or paperback and how to distribute them globally through online retailers like Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Ingram.
By the end of the workshop, you will have an understanding of the accessibility and creative potential of all of these mediums and how you might use them to explore and expand your creative practices. The course will be led by Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon, authors of Creating Solo Performance (Routledge, 2015).
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017
10am – 4:00pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL, UK
(5 min walk from Holborn Underground)
What participants have said about the previous workshops led by Sean Bruno and Luke Dixon:
The course enabled me to share work in a fully supportive environment and gave me the confidence to actually start producing work again – after having had over a year of no clue what to do with any ideas of work. TI felt my piece was genuinely listened to and my own unique style celebrated and encouraged.
I surprised myself at the amount of material generated in such a small amount of time; we were given the tools, freedom and encouragement to transform a seedling of an idea into some material I now feel I can begin to really work with.
I was given delicate and truthful feedback that really improved the end result. I was gently pushed along at a much quicker pace than I’d usually mosey along at and I really valued the input that was given, I always found it to be spot on.
I developed plenty of new material but what I gained more importantly was confidence in the material. The belief that other people want to hear this story
It really kick-started me. I had had my idea for several years now but had been floundering around and not getting anywhere. This course really helped to focus me, it gave me momentum, structure and support.
Life-changing, transforming, inspirational, rewarding and tremendous fun!
A great support for anyone testing the waters of solo performance.
Supportive and open to diverse styles and approaches to performance, very tailor made to what ideas those attending brought.
I liked the friendly informal supportive atmosphere facilitated by the tutors. I liked that people from very different backgrounds could all use the framework of the course to create shows.
The small group with two tutors’ attention some of the time meant there was time for extensive feedback.
It was delightful to hear from so many different kinds of creative artists and enjoy their work in an intimate setting, and see the different approaches people took to the same task.