Practitioners on Practice... Tamasha Theatre Company: An interview with Fin Kennedy and Kristine Landon-Smith

Kristine Landon-Smith and Fin Kennedy are past and present Artistic Directors of Tamasha Theatre Company. Tamasha specialises in privileging the assimilation of Asian artistic culture into the British mainstream.
Practitioners on Practice... Tamasha Theatre Company: An interview with Fin Kennedy and Kristine Landon-Smith
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... Talawa Theatre Company: An interview with Michael Buffong

Michael Buffong is the Artistic Director of Black-led touring theatre company Talawa. Focussing particularly on the discovery and development of new talent, Talawa has been instrumental in launching the careers of emerging contemporary practitioners, such as the award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko.
Practitioners on Practice... Talawa Theatre Company: An interview with Michael Buffong
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... Shared Experience: An interview with Nancy Meckler

Nancy Meckler was Shared Experience's second ever Artistic Director, after Mike Alfreds, and was instrumental in crystallising a distinctive performance style that celebrates the union of physical and text-based theatre.
Practitioners on Practice... Shared Experience: An interview with Nancy Meckler
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Writing: An interview with Lee Hall

British writer Lee Hall discusses the processes for creating some of his most popular works, such as the ground-breaking radio drama Spoonface Steinberg, the play of The Pitmen Painters based on the Ashington Group, and the film and musical adaptation of Billy Elliot.
Lee Hall - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Working with Young People: An interview with Nicholai La Barrie

Nicholai La Barrie is the Director of Young People and Emerging Artists at the biggest arts centre in west London. Nicholai discusses the different strands of work he runs with young people, from school programs to working with young offenders, to developing the Lyric’s brand new young acting company, and explains how everything he does as an arts manager is to facilitate being in a room with young creatives, ready to make theatre.
Practitioners on Practice: Nicholai La Barrie (Lyric Director of Young People and Emerging Artisits)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Voice and Text: An interview with Barbara Houseman

As a highly experienced voice and text coach, Barbara understands the difference between intellectually and experientially connecting with the language of a piece. She explores the voice as an instrument like any other, explains the physical movement of breath and sound through the body, and how there is no one-size-fits all approach to voice work.
Barbara Houseman on Voice and Text
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Stage Management: An interview with Guy Fryer

Guy Fryer, Head of Stage at the Lyric Hammersmith explains the variety and graft involved in a job that covers everything from hauling heavy objects up stairs, to transforming a designer’s grand dreams into reality. He explains how you have to really want to work backstage in theatre, that to want it you have to understand it, and that to understand it you have to see it, wherever and whenever you can.
Practitioners on Practice: Guy Fryer (Lyric Head of Stage)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Stage Management: An interview with Ali Wade

Ali Wade, Stage Manager, discusses the entire spectrum of duties involved in being the team that transforms the ‘creative chaos’ of the rehearsal room into a perfect storm on stage, anticipating and addressing issues before they even materialise. She expresses the challenges of constant flexibility and details the variety of roles collaborating within a single stage management team.
Practitioners on Practice: Ali Wade on Stage Management
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with Paul Arditti

Sound Designer Paul Arditti talks through his entire practice from inception, through rehearsals to the performance itself. He discusses the differences between designing for musicals and for plays, why the creative and technical facets of his role are really two jobs in one, and how technological advances allow sound designers to artistically react much faster as the production process develops.
Practitioners on Practice:  Paul Arditti on Sound Design
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with John Leonard

John Leonard, freelance Sound Designer, journeys through a rich and transformational career, from hand held tape recorders, through founding the sound department of Bristol’s Old Vic theatre, to blockbuster West End extravaganzas.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with John Leonard
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with Gareth Fry

Gareth Fry, sound designer, is one of the theatre industry's most innovative sonic specialists and is particularly known for his work with celebrated directors Katie Mitchell, John Tiffany, and Sacha Wares.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound Design: An interview with Gareth Fry
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Sound and Video Design: An interview with Mic Pool

Sound designer Mic Pool has worked on over 350 productions and established significant relationships with renowned theatres and companies including West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Royal Court, and Ballet Rambert.
Practitioners on Practice... On Sound and Video Design: An interview with Mic Pool
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Screenwriting: An interview with Andrew Davies

Writer Andrew Davies, best-known for adapting some of literature’s greatest novels for television, such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, discusses the cinematic potential of language and the process of bringing words to life on screen.
Andrew Davies - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Rhetoric: An interview with Benet Brandreth

Benet Brandreth, barrister, novelist and expert in classical rhetoric, has spent more than a decade coaching performers at leading theatrical institutions, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Donmar Warehouse, in the art of persuasive speaking.
Practitioners on Practice: Benet Brandreth on Rhetoric
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Projection Design: An interview with Rob Maclachlan

Projection designer Rob MacLachlan discusses the multidisciplinarity of his craft and how his sculptor’s background has shaped the way he approaches all ‘kinetic objects’, including actors. He talks through the process of creating a pause in the rapidity of the way we see things and constructing a multi-faceted viewpoint, through which to realise the true curiosities of an object or building.
Practitioners on Practice: Rod Maclachlan on Video Design
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Production Assistance: An interview with Eloise Thyne

Eliose Thyne, Production Assistant at The Lyric Theatre in West London, discusses making the youth theatre leap from on to off offstage work. She explains the various career avenues available in the world of production and the challenges of being the sole administrative body in a practical team.
Practitioners on Practice: Eloise Thyne (Lyric Production Assistant)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with Patrick Barlow

Writer, actor and director Patrick Barlow provides a unique insight into his theatre-making process, from the creation of his comedic double-act The National Theatre of Brent to the physical and fast-paced adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan novel The 39 Steps.
Patrick Barlow - Digital Theatre+ (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with John Godber

John Godber, one of the most performed playwrights in the UK, delves into his process for creating work that focuses on the plight of individuals who suffer judgement and misfortune as a result of class prejudice.
An Interview with John Godber (2017)
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with Barney Norris

Playwright and novelist Barney Norris, whose recent work includes Nightfall at Nicholas Hytner’s Bridge Theatre, gives an honest depiction of his experience as a young writer, from studying English Literature at university to working with British theatre company Out of Joint.
Practitioners on Practice... On Playwriting: An interview with Barney Norris
Digital Theatre
(2017)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Movement: An interview with Ayse Tashkiran

Renowned movement expert and director of CSSD’s Movement MA, Ayse Tashkiran, has worked with a vast range of high profile productions and theatre companies. Ayse discusses the two main strands of her work, as both movement director and teacher, from training under Jaques Lecoq in Paris, to developing a formidable practice of her own.
Practitioners on Practice: Ayse Tashkiran on Movement
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Programming: An interview with Victoria Brennan

Victoria Brennan, freelance lighting programmer, reveals how faking a technical interest to impress a college crush led to being trained by the RSC as an in-house programmer, and a subsequent life-long career.
Practitioners on Practice: Victoria Brennan on Lighting Programming
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design

Lighting designer and teacher Geraint Pughe discusses training, both his own and his pupils, and reveals the three basic principles of lighting - understanding the space, creating mood and knowing how to use special effects.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: Geraint Pughe on Lighting Design
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers

Lighting Designer, Natasha Chivers, discusses the great variety of venues she has worked with over the years, how the discipline itself has developed so rapidly, and the impact that technological advances have had on the creative and collaborative processes between designer and director.
Practitioners on Practice... On Lighting Design: An interview with Natasha Chivers
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Finance: An interview with Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams, Head of Finance at The Lyric Hammersmith, talks about marrying her love of numbers with a passion for theatre in a behind the scenes roll that keeps the business of performance running smoothly, and her constantly on her toes.
Practitioners on Practice: Lesley Williams (Lyric Head of Finance)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice... On Development: An interview with Sherice Pitter

Sherice Pitter, Development Officer at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, talks about how being involved in and supported by the theatre’s youth initiatives has inspired her to pursue a career in arts development, particularly focusing on projects that directly engage the local youth community.
Practitioners on Practice: Sherice Pitter (Lyric Development Officer)
Digital Theatre
(2016)
Interview