So What’s happening?
Every good theatre performance starts with the right casting. This term we are kicking off with some exciting new Initiatives to make sure we get the chance to see as many PACE members as we can for this term’s projects and programmes in The Spires Theatre Scene.
“RIGHT START” workshops are open to all STUDIO TIMES members from s1 to s6 and offer a theatre style workshop session with STS directors to see if there is anything more we can involve you in this term.
There are 3 RS workshops taking place on Monday12th/ Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th August – workshops are based round theatre movement/ acting and voice work. tHetare blacks and soft shows should be worn for workshops.
All levels of experience are welcome to take part – what we do look for is enthusiasm, a bit more focus and a willingness to learn. All of which you need for casting within STS projects.
As well as RS workshops we are offering STS “general casting” workshops to those that took part in Spires Theatre Scene projects and programmes last PACE year or for some of those that just took part in the fantastic AbbeySong project in Paisley Abbey in June.
STS general casting is a little more simple to do as many have already built up a good show reputation and we know what will work for them this term.
STS casting workshops take place on Tuesday 20th August. Further details of all workshop casting sessions and times can be got by contacting : firstname.lastname@example.org
Why have Casting ?
Casting is necessary for projects because PACE is such a big an organisation – it lets us bring different people together and provides a good balance of experience and ability.
What else does STS do?
The Spires Theatre Scene also runs Theatre Programmes as well as one- off Projects .
This year there will be yet another creative branch to our amazing “enchanted tree” – we are calling it STEd or Spires Theatre Education.
STEd what’s that all about?
STEd work focuses even more on learning through drama and theatre. We learn why we do things and how we can become better – by using different performance techniques.
STEd will have it’s own dedicated web page on the PACE web site where members can access programme information – post work – photos – blogs – quotes -drama news.( But all linked to the project attached to the programme some of it will be used for Firefly assessment work)
Do you learn in STS projects too?
Yes…STS project work has some learning input focusing on the performance skills relating directly to the project being done – PACE panto is a good example of this – but STEd programmes looks for those members taking part having much more basic understanding and drama appreciation of what they learn generally as part of the programme or attached project.
Would STEd be harder to do?
No – absolutely not. – STEd is just a different way of going about things. More time is spent with those that do a STEd programme on getting them to “open up” in the way they perform on stage.
For those of you that have seen any of Firefly or the National Theatre Connections 2013 Guffin Cast perform on stage or in Fests – you will know what I mean by this.
Are there levels in STEd? How long does it take ?
STEd is a 3 stage Theatre Ed. Programme:
The Chrysalis Programme – entry/ foundation
The Dragonfly Programme – intermediate/ advanced
Firefly – Drama Module work ( University of West of Scotland/ PACE partnership)
It takes as long as you need and you can choose to leave a programme at any time – but once you are part of Dragonfly I’d doubt you’d want to.
So in Spires Theatre Scene I have choices ?
Yes…All this gives more choice more variety and great opportunities for PACE members out with weekly workshops in Studio Times.
So whether you want:
To be part of a great show
Meet other PACE
Ease out your comfort zone
Learn new things
Learn more things about the things you do know
Be an actor one day
Be an astronaut and fly to Mars
We have something for you this term in The Spires Theatre Scene 2013.
What are the projects this term in STS?
Project A – Verona 2013
August 13- October 13
(Open to STEd members only.)
Project B – PACE Mother Goose 2013
( open to all STS members as cast)
September 13 – January 14
Project C – PACE Christmas
( working title – event details to follow)
November 13- December 13
STEd Programme work automatically involves all the PRojects on offer.
Hope this has excited your creative interest – we are happy to answer all questions you may have on any of the above information – contact PACE reception for further details.