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Performance work in Non-theatre Spaces – Friday 31st October

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PandaProducing work for unusual spaces that take performance to the audience is increasingly popular and brings it’s own challenges and rewards.

This workshop will enable you to hear from a panel of people experienced in different aspects of this topic, discuss the unique issues around such work, your own experience, how to overcome some of the obstacles and share tips and ideas on all aspects of the making, promotion and presentation of work in/for non-traditional arts spaces.

1.30 – 4.30pm on Friday 31st October 

Manchester Central Library

Confirmed Guest Panel:

Tricia Coleman – producer with an interest in immersive and playful experiences and working with ‘hard-to-reach’ community groups. Currently apprentice producer with Manchester International Festival, previous roles include: co-founder of The Larks; assisting the producer for Hazard and Haphazard; Workshop facilitator with Trinity House

Jack Thompson – Technical Director of Manchester International Festival previously Lighting Director for DV8 Physical Theatre company and Project Manager for White Light Ltd.

Krissi Musiol – Deviser, performerlecturer  Contemporary Theatre & Performance UCLan, founder of Escape Theatre and solo creater and performer taking work into small spaces and community groups.


Replacing Sue Robinson on the panel is her co-founder and co-director of Culturapedia Robert Howell – has a background in arts policy management with an emphasis on engagement and participation. He is also part of the programming team for Spot On (Rural Touring scheme for Lancashire). Culturapedia has a number of initiatives looking at audience led programming and a track record of finding and using non traditional spaces for producing and presenting arts activity.


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