SDUK’s first Workshop Series was launched in the Autumn of 2015. Below is the archive of events for October 2015 through to October 2016.

Jeremy called on playwright James Graham (This House, Tory Boyz) and Denise Gough (currently starring in Jeremy’s NT production of People, Places and Things) to join him and share their thoughts on the complexities of working together.

A full report by Sophie Austin, Chair of the SDUK Training and Development Committee, is available in the Members’ Section, along with a Storify feed.

Our 2016 Masterclass Season opened with Graham Vick’s inspiring account of his lifelong passion for Opera and the human voice. Board Member Jonathon Carr’s notes on the event are in the Members’ section.

Jeremy Herrin, Artistic Director of Headlong, and Co Chair of SDUK spoke to an intimate audience at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, while touring there with his production of Frank McGuiness’s ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’. Notes by Stasi Schaeffer are in the Members’ section, but there were too few Tweets for a Storify feed.

Marianne Elliott’s Masterclass was a conversation with her current Assistant Director Katy Rudd on ‘PROCESS AND PREPARATION’. Marianne explained her own gradual development as a director and the importance to her of detailed preparation, and the chance to workshop her ideas.

Sophie Austin’s report is in the Members section, along with the Storify feed.

James Macdonald shared his innermost processes with members. James said recently “I am drawn to plays I don’t know how to do”. Notes on his masterclass by Jonathon Carr are in the Members’ Section, along with the Storify feed.

The wonderfully open and approachable Melly Still spent two hours sharing her thoughts on theatre, process, directing, being a parent in theatre and lots more besides.  Known for her work as director, choreographer and designer, Melly has created work for the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Glyndebourne and the RSC amongst many others.  Notes and Storify are in the members section.

Ian Rickson’s masterclass, ‘WORKING ON A NEW PLAY’ was purposely a much more intimate workshop event, with no Tweets, so there is no Storify, but the report by Board Member Jonathan Humphreys, is in the Members’ Section.

Chris Campbell Literary Manager of the Royal Court, shared his experience of working with writers. Notes by Sophie Austin are in the Members’ Section, along with the Storify feed.

This session, run by Gareth Fry of the Association of Sound Designers was a special event for SDUK members, and therefore didn’t have our usual coverage. However, Sophie Austin’s notes are in the members’ section.