Improbable and Omnibus are partnering up again to host Improbable’s yearly Festive Mentoring Fête.
The Winter Mentoring Fete is a fantastic opportunity to pick the brains of companies who have been there, done that, got it wrong, (sometimes) got it right, and learned a lot along the way. There’s a great line up of mentor companies featuring both artists and producers. Whether you are still studying, just starting out, or long established, we invite you to come and share the diverse experiences of these companies.
Surrounded by a wintery wonderland of mince pies and music, a speed dating style set up will allow you to move from table to table meeting each of the ‘mentor’ companies in turn. In the second half of the evening there’ll be the chance to join conversations focused around specific topics, such as producing and fundraising. This is a good opportunity to have a one-to-one chat with any artist or producer for whom you have a particular question.
The event is limited to 25 places – advanced booking essential!
List of Mentors:
– Improbable – At the heart of their artistic practice is improvisation. Whether in performance, rehearsal or development, they will use the practice and philosophy of improvisation in the process of creation (even when they’re working on classic plays or operas)
– Tamasha – Tamasha is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of our globalised world. Their work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre-stage.
– Upswing – Upswing is one of the UK’s leading companies working with circus and aerial theatre, and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
– Tom Parkinson – Tom is a composer and sound designer working primarily in an interdisciplinary context. He has made the music for over sixty dance and theatre productions in twenty countries.
– Martha Rose Wilson – Martha is producer at Metal Rabbit where she has produced several world premieres. Martha was one of Matthew Warchus’ original Old Vic 12; she is also producer at The Coterie, a company that commissions and supports writers who are women, which she runs alongside director Caitlin McLeod.