Spare Tyre Master class: Thursday 16 July

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Spare Tyre Master class: Nurturing the creative impulse

Thursday 16 July 2009

10:30am - 5:00pm

The Albany, Deptford, SE8 4AG

Spare Tyre is holding a Master class for artists / theatre makers interested in the company’s pioneering inclusive arts practice. A rare opportunity to ask us: How do we do what we do?

From its inception Spare Tyre has had its roots in the community, taking challenging funny theatre and music to the most unglamourous venues and locations throughout Britain.

30 years later you might say not much has changed - we still seek to challenge and educate through funny provocative theatre. We have learnt that for change to occur in a personal and political arena and for it to have long lasting results, the creation of a safe and supportive process is vital for the untold stories to be heard, shared and celebrated. We use drama and storytelling as tools to release the power of the untold story and tap the talents of people who have long been written off by society.

This process leads to theatre that transforms lives and challenges social prejudice.

We have developed and evolved, learning from our experiences, from our partners and collaborators and from the experiences of the communities that we work with.

Nurturing the creative impulse will explore theatre without prejudice:

- Understanding the needs and aspirations of a specific community
- Understanding risk and challenge
- Providing a framework/ theatre language the community can use and adapt to express themselves
- The role of the interested outsider
- Using personal stories that illustrate the wider political point
- Collaboration, multi art forms
- Being open to a range of creative expression

Nurturing the creative impulse will be facilitated by Arti Prashar (Spare Tyre’s Artistic Director) and Isaac Ngugi (Assistant Director of Spare Tyre’s current production Feeble Minds). The Master class will be followed by a performance of Feeble Minds at the Albany and a post show discussion.

Fee: £100 (includes Master class 10.30am – 5.00pm and ticket for 7.30pm performance of Feeble Minds on Thursday 16 July 2009 at the Albany).