Writers’ and Directors’ Network for the Midlands and South West – Theatre Producer Evening
The Writers’ and Directors’ Network next meeting is on Tuesday 14th November 6.30-10pm in the surroundings of a beautiful Georgian House in Cheltenham.
If you consider yourself to be a professional actor, writer of plays for screen, stage, television or radio, or a director or producer and would like to join the network and hear more about our future events, please email either your CV, or details of your website/your agent’s website to email@example.com.
Cost £5 payable on the evening. Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.
Venue: Pauline Baring Room, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Terrace, Lypiatt Road Cheltenham, GL50 2SX (Look for the large blue front door) Door Entry Code will be emailed to you.
Theme of next meeting : Invited Speaker – Theatre producer Phil McCormick
Phil is a very informative and engaging speaker and produced the Mystery Plays staged at Gloucester Cathedral in 2013 which included Oscar Award-winning English actor Jeremy Irons playing the voice of God in The Passion cycle. More than 60 local community actors and a small band of professionals took to the stage under the direction of director Sheila Mander, who will also be joining us.
We will then discuss our experiences of being involved with larger cast plays, where along with professional actors, community players (experienced amateur performers) have formed part of the cast performing small roles, singing, dancing and playing musical instruments. In keeping with the medieval theme, I shall be bringing along a recording of my play, ‘The Tree Charter Tapestry’ which premiered at the Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Studio in June this year and which will be produced by and at Canwood next summer, 2018. The play has a cast of four professional actors and three community players who as experienced folk musicians took on the roles of the three folk musicians in the play; performing small spoken parts, playing their musical instruments, dancing and singing – all may I say, beautifully , see production image.