When theatre festivals do finally start up again there will be huge competition for slots, so it will pay to know what you are letting yourself in for. This 2-hour crash course will explore some of the key considerations when thinking about taking your own work to a theatre festival or the fringe.
Freddie Machin has written and produced his own work at both the Edinburgh Festival and The Vaults Festival in London, and will share practical tips on a range of aspects that go into producing your own work from budgets to casting and most importantly staying sane and healthy throughout the process.
Who’s it for: The course is perfect for enterprising playwrights, and anyone with an interest in producing their own work.
Date: Saturday 23 January 2021 at 3pm – 5pm
Cost: £13 non-members/ £9 members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Deadline: not applicable but places are filled on a first come first serve basis and bookings close 48 hours before the workshop begins.
Find out more about our full programme of online workshops here.
Freddie Machin is a playwright and screenwriter. Based on his play of the same title, Freddie wrote the feature film Chicken, which got its UK cinema release in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian newspaper, and it received its network premiere on FilmFour.
Freddie’s other plays include: The Real Estate, Candy Cansino Checks In (Italia Conti), Nailhouse (Old Red Lion), Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).