Designing for non theatre spaces: workshops and a panel discussion with The Envelope Room

We’ve very excited about a series of design-related events we’re presenting in October in collaboration with The Envelope Room.

The Envelope Room is a fantastic organisation, led by designers Lisa Sangster and Claire Halleran, which supports, promotes and connects stage designers based in Scotland. Over the past five years, they have created tons of professional development opportunities and hosted a fulsome range of events from their incredibly valuable Portfolio Speed Dating sessions to a host of workshops and networking opportunities during the Edinburgh August festivals.

On the afternoon 9th October, our Co-Artistic Director, Ben Harrison and the wonderful set & costume designer Becky Minto, who we have collaborated with on many shows (Crude, Letters Home, Barflies and Tryst to name but a few), will be giving a workshop entitled Designing for non theatre spaces. Later that evening, myself and our long-term Production Manager, Fiona Fraser, will join Ben and Becky for a panel discussion on The challenges of making work for non theatre spaces during which we’ll talk about some of the fantastic (and also some of the tough) times we’ve had making shows together over the years. Both of these events will be in the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, and we’ll be around for a wee drink in the bar after the panel discussion too!

Then, towards the end of October (26th), artist David Shearing will lead a workshop on Designers taking the lead: developing your creative process in Rockvilla (National Theatre of Scotland).

The workshops are aimed at designers while the panel discussion is open to everyone. For more information, times and how to get a place on the workshops or book tickets for the panel discussion please visit The Envelope Room website.

Photo credit: Crude, 2016

Photo: Eoin carey

Set & Costume design: Becky Minto