REPurposed - Comedy and Theatre Masterclass
REPurposed is our brand new series of conversations, insights and masterclasses. It's a chance for artists, creators and audiences across Birmingham, the wider region and nationally, to exchange ideas, be present, discover new skills, ask questions, provide answers, find out more about The REP or take a moment to chat about what matters to you.
These free, open conversations will be hosted on Zoom with our Artistic Director Sean Foley and Deputy Artistic Director Amit Sharma - plus from time to time some of our new Associate Artists.
Taking place each Tuesday between 5.45pm-7pm, each week will focus on a different theme, so feel free to sign up to as many as you want.
The REP's Artistic Director Sean Foley is a leading director and writer of comedies in UK Theatre.
His latest hit play, the Olivier-nominated Upstart Crow, was interrupted from it's West End run by the current COVID-19 crisis. Sean's extensive experience has led him to win awards as an actor, writer and director. He co-founded The Right Size, creating many original comedies and touring nationally and throughout the world.
He is a double Olivier Award-winner for co-writing and starring in The Play What I Wrote - also Tony nominated - and Do You Come Here Often? He directed the Olivier Award-winning Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, and has also directed, co-written or starred in many further Olivier Award-nominated productions, including The Ladykillers, Ducktastic, Arturo Brachetti: Change, and The Miser.
He has worked extensively with many leading actors, writers and comedians, and is one of the very few people to have received Olivier nominations as an actor, a writer, and as a director.
This Q&A Masterclass will give participants the chance to discuss approaches to writing and directing comedy.