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8th September[masked]th September[masked]th September[masked] This course will be run by freelance producer, director and playwright, Jen Lunn. Participants must be able to make all three days from 10-5. Participants will be sent play texts to read prior to the start of the course and will be allocated scenes to work on with a partner. The first weekend of the course will explore ways of developing character and character relationships, and also look at interior monologue - what’s the unspoken course through a scene for each character. The play texts could be any of several, but 2nd May 1997 by Jack Thorne and Carthage by Chris Thompson Are examples of the types of contemporary pieces you will be looking at. Participants will be required to learn their scene in preparation for more in depth work on the final Saturday which will culminate in a sharing for invited guests. The venue for the first weekend (8-9 September 10-5) is 53 Tanner Street. 10 minute walk from London Bridge or Bermondsey underground. This is an office space with two rooms for work and a break out space and kitchen. The final Saturday (15 September 10-5) will be at The Old Diorama studios on Drummond Street. The nearest station is Warren Street. We will hold our sharing here. This exciting opportunity is open only to 12 Participants, and, if possible, you are encouraged to meet with your scene partner between sessions. This Is a Scaffold State course open to any previous students and to any newcomers with previous acting experience. Once you have booked your place you will be contacted with further information. Bookings close 31st August. Please be in touch at [masked] with any queries. Jen Lunn Biog: Jennifer Lunn trained as a Director at Rose Bruford College and has worked as a director, dramaturg and teacher for the last twenty years both as a freelancer and with her own company Culturcated Theatre. Her credits range from national tours of Shakespeare to an international tour of the highly acclaimed solo show "Borderline" - written and performed by New York playwright Rob Benson. Jennifer has also worked extensively in new writing and immersive theatre projects as well as directing several student productions and development projects. Current projects include co-creating and directing a piece of immersive dinner theatre for the Polish Cultural Institute, dramaturging for a large scale children's show about the history of Opera and directing a solo children's storytelling piece around loneliness and mental health. After a two year stint as Head of Projects and Events Production at the National Theatre, Jennifer has recently turned her hand to producing, working with both Dirty Protest and Leeway Productions on national tours of Wales. Alongside her directing and producing, Jennifer is a playwright. Her first full length play, Es and Flo, was long listed for the Bruntwood Prize at the Manchester Royal Exchange and shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award at Soho Theatre. It is currently under development with Wales Millennium Centre and Soho Theatre with a view to being fully produced in spring 2019. She has also written two short plays for Dirty protest which toured Wales and is currently developing a Christmas musical and a love story about Antarctica. A huge supporter of Scaffold State since its inception, Jennifer has been delighted to support Artistic Director Gareth in the creation and delivery of several courses and to have co-directed Bloodgroup, Arturo Ui and Much Ado about Nothing. She is thrilled to be back delivering this course and can't wait to meet some familiar and new faces.

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