COVID Series: Getting Back in the Rehearsal Room


Jan 20 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

COVID Series: Getting Back in the Rehearsal Room 20 January 10 am on Zoom

COVID Series: Getting Back in the Rehearsal Room is a dedicated webinar to reflect and respond to the difficulties of returning to the rehearsal room during COVID19. Keisha Thompson, Manchester based writer, performance artist and producer will facilitate a conversation between a guest panel of specialists with first-hand experience of creating work during the pandemic. Our guests will talk about their experience of making work under COVID19 restrictions; the challenges, benefits and things to do and not to do. Participants will be invited into different breakout-rooms to reflect on specific challenges of working during the pandemic and we will share, top tips on how to implement new ways of working and adapting. Topics for the discussion include, in the foreseeable future, live performances are cancelled, shall I or we go digital, reschedule, postpone? Are there other ways to adapt live performances i.e. smaller audience or performing in front of support bubbles?

Guest panel

Amy Leach, associate director, Leeds Playhouse

Dermot Daly, independent director, actor, filmmaker and writer

Evie Manning, co-artistic director, Common Wealth Theatre

Jude Cloke, technical director, Leeds Playhouse

Covid Series: Getting Back in the Rehearsal Room is a webinar for learning and discovery, helping artists and creatives to think and plan a safe return to the rehearsal room.

To register for this event, please follow the link below and an email will be sent to you with details to join us on Zoom. If  you have any other questions, please email us



Tracey Booth
January 19, 2021 10:57 am

Hello, will this event be recorded and available afterwards? I cannot make it because I am home schooling but would really like the opportunity to watch.

January 19, 2021 11:36 am

Hi Tracey,
Thanks for your question. I am checking with our Creative Instigator and will let you know as soon as possible.

January 20, 2021 12:21 am

Thank you

January 20, 2021 8:38 am

Hello again Tracey,
Today’s session will be recorded. I can email you a link for the video as soon as we can publish it, thanks.

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