Join us at The Hope Theatre for a transformative series of workshops and talks designed to unite and uplift working-class and queer individuals. This inclusive event aims to create a space where artists at all stages in their career from these vibrant communities can gather, fostering a platform for sharing experiences, fostering connections, and discovering new opportunities. No matter your level of expertise, these workshops offer a unique chance for individuals to come together, celebrate diversity, and empower each other through the joy of creative expression.
Monday 18th December, 2pm: Making Gig-Theatre workshop, with Sam Butters
Brought to you by TECTUM Theatre, this one-hour Introduction to Gig-Theatre workshop will give you the key foundations on how you can use music to raucously elevate your productions and make your theatre electric with sounds. Led by producer Sam Butters, you will use monologues and scenes and see how music transforms them.
The workshop will be followed by a short Q&A on gig-theatre and producing your own work.
Sam Butters trained as an actor at Arts Ed – since then he has worked as a writer, actor, producer and founder of Tecum Theatre, helping working-class artists to thrive. Sam has worked across film and stage. He received an OFFIE nomination for his one-man show Hand of God performed, written and produced by himself at the Hope Theatre. As well as featuring in ‘I Ain’t Dumb’ at The Belgrade Theatre, he also starred in ‘Sent to Cov’ on Sky Arts. Most recently, Sam has received Arts Council funding to R&D a gig-theatre new play, which will combine grime, theatre and the footballing world.