This webinar is the third of six and was hosted by Dave Wybrow (Director, The Cockpit) in celebration of the ABTT 60th Anniversary and the centenary of the birth of Stephen Joseph – one of our founder members.

Dave was joined by Theresa Heskins (Artistic Director – New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme), Sam Walters (former Artistic Director – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director – Octagon Theatre, Bolton), Anthony Biggs (Co-Artistic Director – Playground Theatre, Latimer Road) and Faynia Williams (Artistic Director – Brighton Theatre).

This seminar was followed by a Q&A session.

ABTT Seminar: Directing-for-the-Round– 30th April 2021

You will find the “Directing-for-the-Round” chat here. Directing for the Round Chat

 

Resources:

Seminar Resources:

If you are interested in finding out more about the SJC you can do so here: https://www.abtt.org.uk/committees/sjc/

If you would like to find out more about our recent Stephen Joseph Award you can do so here: https://www.abtt.org.uk/sja-award-2021/

Other ABTT Seminars relating Stephen Joseph:

Theatre Then and Now:

In this ABTT/SJC Seminar ‘Theatre Then and Now‘, we joined Alistair Livingstone, Chairman of the Stephen Joseph Committee in discussing Stephen Joseph, the formation of the ABTT (with Richard Pilbrow via video interview) and the importance of the SJC (previously SJA)  with Sir Alan Ayckbourn via video interview.

We were also joined by Sam Walters, Founding Director of the Orange Tree Theatre talking about: “In the age of technology, is live theatre yesterday’s art form?”, Barbara Day, Writer and Theatrologist discussing “Theatre that is always at a beginning”; and Peter Tate, Co-Artistic Director at the Playground Theatre with “To carry on or not to carry on..?”

You can view this Seminar along with links to all of the resources/documents/videos discussed by clicking the link below:

June 2020: ABTT/SJC Seminar: Theatre Then and Now

An Introduction to Stephen Joseph

In this seminar we were joined by members of the ABTT’s Stephen Joseph Committee who spoke about their time working with theatre practitioner Stephen Joseph, best known for pioneering theatre-in-the-round. The panelists discussed their experiences working with Stephen Joseph, the effect he had on their own careers and share their thoughts on what he may think of theatre in the modern day.

This was the first of six webinars hosted by Dave Wybrow, Theatre Director at The Cockpit in celebration of the ABTT 60th Anniversary and the centenary of the birth of Stephen Joseph – one of our founder members. Dave was joined by Alistair Livingstone (Stephen Joseph Committee Chairman, Designer and Director), Terry Lane (Founding Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre and Author of ‘The Full Round’), Faynia Williams (Theatre Director and Artistic Director of Brighton Theatre) and Terry Wilton (Actor – most recently Mr Kipps in ‘The Woman in Black’ on London’s West End).

You can view this Seminar along with links to all of the resources/documents/videos discussed by clicking the link below.

February 2021: ABTT/SJC Seminar:  An Introduction to Stephen Joseph – 26th Feb 2021

ABTT Seminar: Lighting in the Round – 26th March 2021

In this seminar, presented by the ABTT’s Stephen Joseph Committee in conjunction with the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) we heard from a number of lighting designers who have worked extensively in-the-round. They spoke about the challenges faced when creating lighting in this staging configuration, some unique opportunities created by theatre-in-the-round and about some of the productions they have worked on during their careers to date.This was the second of six webinars hosted by Dave Wybrow, Theatre Director at The Cockpit in celebration of the ABTT 60th Anniversary and the centenary of the birth of Stephen Joseph – one of our founder members.

Dave was joined by lighting designers Johanna Town, Elliot Griggs, Daniella Beattie and Tigger Johnson plus ETC’s Declan Randall.

You can view this Seminar along with links to all of the resources/documents/videos discussed by clicking the link below.

March 2021: ABTT/SJC Seminar: Lighting-in-the-Round -26th March 2021