PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MASTERCLASSES

Tmesis can host a professional level masterclass in physical theatre at your venue which will enhance: physical devising skills, methods to use the body expressively, Tmesis Theatre’s training methods, including how to work as a creative ensemble and to push participants to be open, playful and develop their unique creativity.

“Elinor always brings striking creativity and focus to a rehearsal or development process. Having worked with her on cross-disciplinary pieces Narvik and Horny Handed Tons of Soil, I’ve hugely valued her input in to the wider creative process, alongside her precise, grounded and highly skilled approach to movement. She is expert in telling stories through physicality, and has an instinctive ability to draw compelling physical performances from others.”

 

Lizzie Nunnery, Playwright

WORKSHOPS

Tmesis can host a professional level masterclass in physical theatre at your venue which will enhance: physical devising skills, methods to use the body expressively, Tmesis Theatre’s training methods, including how to work as a creative ensemble and to push participants to be open, playful and develop their unique creativity.

“The workshop was excellent…they gave us a springboard into a lot of creative ideas…providing an insight into some ways of approaching improvised movement and devising.”

 

Daniel Cambridge, Course Leader Performing Arts, Cronton College.

 

“Tmesis provide a fantastic workshop for GCSE Drama students and help them to develop a hands-on understanding of Physical Theatre that no text book can provide.”

 

Mrs. Helen Jeffery, Birkdale High, Southport

MENTORING

Tmesis’s Artistic Director Elinor Randle and Producer Claire Bigley can offer specialist creative and strategic mentoring for your work or project. This can help you develop a show, your creative ideas and also methods of sharing and developing your work and profile. Just get in touch to discuss options.

Tmesis has mentored numerous artists including Fadunito (Spain), Teatro Pomodoro, Katy-Anne Bellis, Joanne Tremarco and Bandart Producttions (Hungary).

“We admire Tmesis work, their shows are always perfectly crafted and incredibly professional. Elinor and Claire mentored us in kickstarting our company, Teatro Pomodoro, as well as getting access to funding to tour our shows. Their advice and help have been invaluable and we will be always grateful to them.”

 

– Teatro Pomodoro

 

“Working with Elinor has been invaluable. She has helped me in the creation of new work as director as well as offering mentoring support with funding applications and the running of a creative business. Her professionalism, openness, sensitivity and creative flair are an inspiration for anyone working within the world of physical performance.” 

 

– Katy-Anne Bellis, Director, Caustic Widows

 

Image: Katy-Anne Bellis, Siren

MOVEMENT DIRECTION

Our Artistic Director, Elinor Randle, can offer specialist movement direction for your film or theatre project. She has worked with numerous organisations and companies including; Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Peepolykus, Box of Tricks, 20 Stories High, Fadunito and Lizzie Nunnery.

“Elinor always brings striking creativity and focus to a rehearsal or development process. Having worked with her on cross-disciplinary pieces Narvik and Horny Handed Tons of Soil, I’ve hugely valued her input in to the wider creative process, alongside her precise, grounded and highly skilled approach to movement. She is expert in telling stories through physicality, and has an instinctive ability to draw compelling physical performances from others.”

 

Lizzie Nunnery, Playwright

 

“Elinor is a great movement director: passionate, energetic and incredibly detailed. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on Narvik, and was particularly impressed with how well she adapted to working with a mixed ensemble of experienced, physical actors and musicians with little or no experience of movement. Elinor is an asset to a company and I look forward to working with her on future projects.”

 

Hannah Tyrell-Pinder Box of Tricks

Image: Movement direction for Narvik (c) Decoy Media

ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We offer two workshops that can be done with emerging professionals or students wanting to learn more about the Arts Business. These can be 1:1 mentoring sessions or group workshops at your venue.

SETTING UP A THEATRE COMPANY WORKSHOP

We offer two workshops that can be done with emerging professionals or students wanting to learn more about the Arts Business. These can be 1:1 mentoring sessions or group workshops at your venue.

“This session covers everything you’ll need as a new company or creative starting up or beginning a new enterprise, and empowers you to step up and take your place on the creative field as a serious player.”

 

Porl Cooper – Producer/Programmer

RUNNING, SUSTAINING AND DEVELOPING A PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

This session is aimed at emerging companies who have been in existence for under 5 years and are looking for ways to sustain and develop their practice. It will offer practical guidance on development, touring, marketing, strategy and fundraising, and will help you question and articulate what you do and why you do it.

“Tmesis cast an insightful light on the nuances of running and developing a theatre company in the current climate, by warm heartedly sharing their own artistic and strategic practices. These workshops can be a valuable moment of reflection for any arts practitioner.”

 

Joseph Lynch – Artistic Director, Babel Theatre