BEN STONES: DESIGNERS AND THEATRE-MAKERS OPEN ROOM

HOW TO WORK WITH A DESIGNER

  • An Open Exchange Opportunity
  • 23 March 2018
  • The Front Room

What does a Designer do? How do you work with a Designer during the creative process?

For the production of FRANKENSTEIN at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Designer Ben Stones and Director Matthew Xia have created a world that is “un-nerving, un-settling, nightmarish, fractious dream-state”. But how? In this workshop, we hope to demystify the creative process between the Designer and the Director.

This workshop will be led by Ben Stones, who will talk about his experience on FRANKENSTEIN and other projects, but the main focus will be an open room to explore how a Designer might support you, as a theatre-maker, to make your work. 

Come with ideas, questions, provocations and sense of your own aims for your work and hopefully we can gain insights from each other’s experiences and broker some new creative collaborations.

Ben Stones trained in stage design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and went on to receive a Linbury Prize commission to design PARADISE LOST for Rupert Goold. His designs now span theatre, ballet, comedy, fashion and Hip Hop. For more information on Ben, please visit: www.benstones.com

WHO IS IT FOR?

Designers and Theatre-makers who are interested in finding out more about the creative design process and meeting new collaborators.

ABOUT OPEN EXCHANGE

Open Exchange provides a series of development opportunities for emerging artists of all disciplines, rooted in the belief that collaboration creates great art and brilliant theatre doesn't always begin with a script. Sign up here for opportunities.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: Front Room, Royal Exchange Theatre

    EVENT DATE & TIMES: 

    Friday 23 March, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    If you are interested in attending, please email Grace.ng-ralph@royalexchange.co.uk and let us know if you are a designer or theatre-maker (or both!), and write up to 200 words on your current experience and why you would like to take part. 

    ACCESSIBILITY:

    We want to be well prepared to make you feel welcomed and comfortable at the session. If you have any access requirements (including requiring BSL interpretation), please download and fill in the Access Form. Email it to Grace Ng-Ralph or call 0161 615 6709 to discuss further requirements.

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