MELTING POT is the training arm of Everyman Theatre. Monthly sessions have a focus on theatre skills and are organised by a planning sub-committee, currently chaired by Barry Slack
A fully costed programme of training events by professionals in theatre and drama take place during Wednesday club nights from September until May – these sessions are on the first Wednesday of the month.
They are primarily provided for members of Everyman but non-members are also welcome. They are FREE except the day course in spring.
Monthly reports are presented at Everyman Board meetings on all MELTING POT activity.
Since 2018, MELTING POT has offered day courses in theatre skills. These have been held in Llanover Hall and are in spring (e.g. Frantic Assembly 2018). A small charge is necessary for these workshops.
MELTING POT now runs an annual residential course for teachers of Drama, Performing Arts and Primary in January. Non-teachers are also welcome. A fee is charged for this course.
Performance skills – acting, improvisation, devising
Auditioning techniques and advice
Backstage Work – Lighting, props, stage management
Mask Work and Commedia dell ‘arte
Royal Shakespeare Company Training events
Writing for the Theatre
MELTING POT training opportunities have included sessions on the following:
MELTING POT sessions have a needs-based skills, development and training remit.
They are led mainly by professional practitioners, or by our own specialists.
The training programme is planned, costed and paid for by Everyman for YOU.
Members can offer ideas for future sessions or a professional practitioner who might provide a suitable workshop.
Generally speaking, the FIRST Clubnight of the month – for each month that Clubnights operate (September to May) – is designated a MELTING POT session.
The Training Sessions are designed to deliver experiences which should be FUN, as well as great learning opportunities for all participants.
It is important to point out that: