A two-week creative residency with Rough Fiction and guest artists
4th – 15th July 2016, hosted by London South Bank University
This 2-week, ensemble training residency provides an opportunity for early career artists and established professionals to further develop and expand their creative practice in interdisciplinary theatre-making. Rough Fiction’s work combines physical devising practices, text, choral voice work and the application of Anna Halprin’s RSVP Cycles in a collaborative theatre-making process.
The physically intensive process will mix daily ensemble work lead by Rough Fiction’s directors with a series of master classes from leading theatre professionals including Frantic Assembly and theatre director Bruce Guthrie.
Working from stimuli material, the 10-day process will culminate in a showcase performance on the final evening in a professional theatre.
The residency is hosted by London South Bank University in the heart of London’s cultural quarter. Working Monday – Friday from 10am to 5.30pm, participants also have the option to take onsite accommodation for the duration.
‘Rough Fiction push the boundaries of text and performance’ (The Scotsman)
‘Highly recommended … the deconstructive flair of The Wooster Group’ (Metro)
- A 2-week training and theatre-making process lead by Rough Fiction directors Simon Pittman and Maggie Ann Bain.
- Professional Master Classes with
- Frantic Assembly on devising and physicality
- Theatre Director Bruce Guthrie on text and acting (Wales Millennium Centre / Old Vic / West End)
- Aimee Leonard on choral singing and voice (Old Vic, National Theatre of Scotland)
- Further leading theatre director TBC
- Two London theatre trips
- Use of professional rehearsal spaces at London South Bank Univerisity
- A showcase performance to invited industry professionals
- A filmed copy of the performance for show-reel
Read more about the project on London South Bank University’s website: www.lsbu.ac.uk/rough-fiction
The residency costs £620 Full Price or £570 for students and early-bird bookings before 6th May 2016. Optional accommodation can be booked via application at an extra cost before 20th May.
Book Your Place:
To apply please complete the application form and return it along with your CV and a headshot or photograph to Simon and Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1st June 2016.
Simon Pittman is a theatre director, movement director and co-director of Rough Fiction. He is a practitioner for Frantic Assembly and has worked across the UK with companies such as The National Theatre of Scotland, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Soho Theatre. Current productions includes Movement Associate on The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-time (National Theatre / West End), Associate Director (movement) on Romeo and Juliet for NYTW / Frantic Assembly, and directing His Wild Imaginings for Rough Fiction and London Arts Orchestra.
Maggie Ann Bain joined Rough Fiction as a founding member of the company’s Ensemble Lab in 2010 and is now a co-director of the company. She is a practitioner for Frantic Assembly, works as a movement and physicality tutor for The London School of Dramatic Art and an acting coach for The Actor’s Personal Trainer. As an actor Maggie can next be seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe directed by Emma Rice. Previous credits include the one-woman show Man To Man (Wales Millennium Centre & Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, touring internationally in 2017), The Blood is Strong (Finborough Theatre), Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly, UK Tour).