Rob Ellis is the Director and Co-Founder of Relish Theatre, and the Interim Producer at Iris Theatre in Covent Garden. He recently completed training in sustainable theatre practices in the inaugural cohort of The Handlebard’s Gear Shift Programme – and now he’s sharing his expertise with you!
In this workshop, you’ll explore pre-production and rehearsal with the goal to start thinking sustainably about your theatre-making – a useful tool when it comes to getting your work programmed, funded and created. You’ll also learn how to manage a sustainable rehearsal space and engage a cast and creative team with sustainable practices, as well as looking at different forms of ethical, environmental messaging within your work
About Relish Theatre
Relish Theatre is a sustainably-produced, new writing theatre company in London, that focuses on working with early-career artists and engaging new audiences. Their upcoming project, Acid’s Reign, is a sustainable drag-cabaret, written by James McDermott. Acid’s Reign explores how the climate crisis is an LGBTQ+ crisis, and features pop songs as green anthems, under the supervision of Joe Beighton (SIX The Musical).
Relish Theatre’s most recent project was their ACE-funded tour of Time and Tide, also by McDermott, in a co-production with Norwich Theatres. Time and Tide explored the collapse of local seaside business in the East of England. The project was sustainably produced and toured the UK in an electric vehicle sponsored by GridServe.
Workshop length: 2 hours
Age recommendation: 18+
Part of New Work Festival 2023 – Click here to see the full line-up