TORCH Workshop: Collaborating with Theatres

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Collaborating with theatres is a great way to explore new perspectives on your work and communicate your research to different audiences. Led by academics and practitioners, this innovative workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to design, propose and secure funding for your own collaborative projects.

TORCH encourages and supports mutually beneficial projects between researchers and theatres in many different ways, including through the Theatres Seed Fund, which offers up to £3k for research-based theatrical collaborations. You'll hear from the successful applicants of the last round of Seed Funding and get tips for your own applications.​

​Open to researchers from all departments, faculties and schools. 

This workshop has now taken place. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Moore, Theatre Project Officer.

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10.30 - 11.00: Welcome and Coffee

11.00 – 11.20: Overview of Oxfordshire theatre and the Theatres Seed Fund

11.20 – 12.20: Theatre practitioners panel featuring: Louise Chantal (Oxford Playhouse); Lucy Askew (Creation Theatre); Anja Meinhardt (Justice in Motion) and Nathan Grassi and Ida Persson (actREAL, Nathan & Ida, The Dead Secrets)

12.30 – 13.30: Networking lunch

13.30 – 14.30: Researchers panel featuring: Prof Wes Williams (Medieval and Modern Languages); Prof Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (English); and Dr Beth Greenhough (Geography and the Environment) with Dr Bentley Crudgington (Medical Sciences, University of Manchester)

14.30 – 15.00: Evaluation and Impact overview

15.00 – 16.00: Roundtable and Q&A with 2019 Seed Fund awardees: Dr George Busby (Medicine); Hannah Greenstreet (English); and Dr Pete Hommel (Archaeology)

15.00 – 15.30: Reflections and next steps

15.30 – 16.00: Closing comments