Park Theatre Collective 50+ Group Spring 2022

20 January 2022 - 24 March 2022

What is it?

This weekly in-person course is a wonderful way to explore Acting techniques and Devising skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment. This group will gain unique access to conversations with the creative team from Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris and will take inspiration from the production to create short pieces of theatre, and explore a variety of scripts by established playwrights. We will share extracts from the works created in a relaxed scratch night in our last session, Thu 31 Mar in the theatre’s Morris Space

Course Content

This course is split between the three elements of devising, practical exploration of scripts by established playwrights (contemporary & classical) and building knowledge and understanding of a professional production through discussions with various members of the creative team from Clybourne Park

The sessions will be fun, accessible and collaborative, and open to anyone aged 50+ who has a passion for theatre and storytelling.

Weeks 1-2: 

The first 2 weeks will be spent getting to know each other and becoming familiar with the themes in Clybourne Park.

Weeks 3-4: 

These weeks will be focused on gaining more understanding of creating a professional production – on stage and off, through discussions with the creative team on Clybourne Park. We will also create some of our own work with the knowledge we have gained. 

Week 5: 

We will spend this week rehearsing & developing our short piece(s) created in the previous sessions. 

Weeks 6-9: 

During these weeks we will focus on script work, looking at scripts with similar themes to that of Clybourne Park.

Week 10: 

In our final session together we will warm-up, rehearse and present a relaxed sharing of our work in a scratch night followed by a well-deserved celebration in the bar! 

Drop in sessions, or full course?

Participants will benefit from attending all the sessions in the course. It will not be possible to join after week 5 of the course.

To book the whole course, add a ticket for each separate date (not five of the same date) into your basket. Multiple ticket purchases by the same customer on one date will not be valid for the remaining dates.

Waiting List

If the class you wish to attend is appearing as sold out, please email Community Engagement Manager, Nina Graveney-Edwards, [email protected] to add yourself to the waiting list for future classes.


Scholarships are available for this course, please email Community Engagement Manager, Nina Graveney-Edwards, [email protected] for more information.