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Tinderbox – Play Machine

Tinderbox Theatre Company has announced their re-imagined, Advanced Play Machine programme!

Given the current circumstances, Tinderbox Play Machine 4 will specifically focus on the creation of performance post Covid-19 with three intensive Masterclasses: Space, Mask and Action, to be held at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, facilitated by Artistic Director, Patrick J O’Reilly.

As artists, they are going to work with the limitations of the current situation and set up a theatre laboratory to ask fundamental questions on the nature of live performance, explore artistic forms with limitations and attempt to discover new directions to create contemporary practice.

The Masterclasses will be approached from a physical perspective, inspired by Le Coq methodology and European models. Most importantly, PLAY will continue to be the machine to explore these three elements of practice therefore ensuring Play Machine remains at the core of Tinderbox’s artistic methodology.

There will be 15 places available for each 5-day Masterclass (9.30 – 4.45pm). Artists are invited to attend one, two or all three Masterclasses. Auditions and discussion will take place in August.

The usual fee (of £200 per week) has been replaced with a pay-what-you-can model. Successful applicants will be given further details on how to make a (completely voluntary) donation only after they have been accepted onto the course.

To apply, send your CV and letter of interest to info@tinderbox.org.uk (Deadline for applicants 14th August). Please stipulate which Masterclass you are interested in, or all three as a full programme.

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