Please join in our open, informal conversations exploring and sharing our experiences in theatre making and beyond!

 

More events to be announced soon - let’s continue the conversation...

 

We are looking at providing access for these sessions, please contact us with requirements, so that we can try and put things in place. action@scene-change.com

Mon, Nov 30
Zoom
Assistant and Associate - Job Descriptions
Join us for a discussion between Designers and Assistants on these key support roles. What is the difference between an Assistant and an Associate? Let’s try to clarify expectations and formalise our job definitions in order to better negotiate fair rates of pay.
Wed, Nov 25
Zoom
Scene/Change x The Video Code | Imagining New Working Practices | 3pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a discussion about working backstage in theatre, existing hierarchies, and encouraging positive change in the industry, with focus on the collaborative process and video as a young discipline.
Wed, Nov 11
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Scene/Change x The Video Code | Building New Worlds | 3pm - 4:30pm GMT
Join us in this informal conversation with set and video designers; share experiences and thoughts on how we can better understand and deepen the collaboration between set and video design.
Thu, Nov 05
Zoom
PAST EVENT - How can we change the world of design for the better? | S/C with Devoted & Disgruntled | 10am – 2pm GMT
This is a unique opportunity to utilise Open Space Zoom with the brilliant D&D team. No topic is off the table, so please join us for this exciting community event!
Wed, Oct 28
Zoom
PAST EVENT Scene/Change x The Video Code | Holding Open the Door | 3pm - 4:30pm GMT
Introducing The Video Code, followed by a discussion on how can we encourage and support a more diverse workforce into the backstage industries, with a focus on access, mentoring and creating a sustainable career.
Thu, Oct 15
Zoom
PAST EVENT - International Designers | 3pm – 4:30pm BST | Running time 90mins
A follow up to our first successful International Stage Designers Zoom, and an opportunity to hear from colleagues across the globe on what is both shared and different about our lives and practice! Hosted by Wilson Chin, Soutra Gilmour, Rae Smith and Anna Fleischle.
Tue, Oct 06
Zoom
PAST EVENT - NOT Back to Work? | Part 2 | 8pm - 9:30pm BST | Running time 90 minutes
Let’s talk about not going back to work yet, or maybe ever. How will we cope with a diverging experience - when we’re not all in the same boat anymore? How can we foster and sustain the potential for mutual support within our community?
Mon, Oct 05
Zoom
PAST EVENT - PAY - Assistant and Associate Designers | 8pm – 9:30pm BST | Running time 90 mins
Let’s talk about PAY! Both Assistant and Associate Designers need their rates improving to fall in line with other theatre technical disciplines. Can we put together a transparent pay scale that protects a minimum wage?
Thu, Oct 01
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Back to Work? | Part 1 | 8pm – 9:30pm BST | Running time 90 minutes
The first of us to go back will be setting a precedent. Let’s talk about going back to work, share our experiences, and use the power we have found in unity to make sure our voices are heard.
Thu, Jul 30
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Props Makers | 3pm-4:30pm BST | Running time 90 minutes
An opportunity for the diverse group that is Prop Makers to share and discuss their past experiences, their current situations, and how we could protect and improve these together when productions resume. Panel includes Claire Sanderson, Bronia Topley, Sharon Foley, Carl Taylor and Lez Brotherston.
Thu, Jul 30
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Collaborators in Conversation: Designers, Producers and Production Managers | 11am-12:30pm BST
Following on from a full-hearted discussion between designers and production managers, we now invite producers into the conversation. Please join us for this discussion between three of the key roles in creating any production with attendees from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Tue, Jul 21
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Making Work Outside the Black Box | 11am-12.30pm | Running Time 90 mins
Join us for a discussion about creative process, action and collaboration beyond traditional theatre structures. Placing open-ended process at the centre of the conversation, we will discuss socially and politically engaged practice, self-initiated and participatory projects and creative collectives
Fri, Jul 17
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Diversity in Wigs, Hair, and Make-up | 4pm-5.30pm | Running Time 90 mins
Join us for this session where we will be discussing Diversity in Wigs, Hair and Make-up and working with different Hair textures. Hosting will be Kamanza Amihyia, Giuseppe Cannas, Cynthia De La Rosa and Carole Hancock.
Thu, Jul 16
Zoom
PAST EVENT - How to be Proactive! | 11am-12:30pm (GMT) | Running time 90 mins
Join us for a discussion with artists and makers from various disciplines who all have experience in creating their own work, to spark new ideas and help us broaden the way we work and the kind of work we make. Panel includes Stella Kanu, Kate Tiernan, Elena Thatcher, Hannah Davey, Harriet Darling.
Wed, Jul 15
Zoom
PAST EVENT - International Designers | 3pm-4.30pm (GMT) | Running Time 90 mins
Join us for an informal zoom conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and looking to the future. Hosted by Scene Change with international guests including Oroon Das, Susan Hilferty, Michael Levine, Clint Ramos, Ilmur Stefánsdóttir, Donyale Werle and David Zinn
Thu, Jul 09
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Scenic Artists | 3pm-4.30pm
Join us in an informal zoom conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and looking towards the future. Panel includes Christopher Oram, Lez Brotherston & Richard Nutbourne
Tue, Jul 07
Zoom
PAST EVENT - CHANGE OF DATE! | Video Designers | 3pm - 4.30pm
UPDATED: NEW DATE 7th JULY AT 3PM Join us in this informal conversation between collaborators; to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and the role of video design in post covid theatre. Hosted by Bunny Christie, Finn Ross, Andrzej Goulding and Will Duke.
Thu, Jul 02
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins |The Way Forward? | 5pm-6.30pm
Three leading directors, sound, set and costume designers discuss with scene change about how design can be part of the reimagining of the return to work in our theatres. With Roxana Silbert, Indhu Rubasingham, Erica Whyman, Max Ringham and Tom Piper.
Thu, Jul 02
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Graduate and Emerging Designers | 3pm-4.30pm
Join us for this session for graduate and emerging designers to ask specific questions and join the conversion with agent Davina Shah (TEAM) and designers Max Jones (Equity Directors and Designers Committee), Lily Arnold, Catherine Morgan, Max Dorey, Emma Tompkins and Tom Piper. 
Tue, Jun 30
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Costume Supervisors | 12pm-1.30pm
Join us in this informal conversation between designers and costume supervisors. Share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and look toward the future.
Mon, Jun 29
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Associate Designers | 8pm - 9:30pm
Connect and share our experiences of working as Associate Designers. Participate in an exchange of ideas, how do we raise the visibility of the design roles. With Ruth Hall, Liam Bunster, Ros Coombes and Molly Einchcomb.
Thu, Jun 25
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Production Managers | 4pm - 5.30pm
Join us in an informal conversation between designers and production managers. Share experience and thoughts on the current situation and to look toward the future. Hosts include Marty Moore, Alysha Laviniere (YV), Mekel Edwards (LIFT) and Kate West.
Tue, Jun 23
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Set Builders | 3pm - 4.30pm
Join us in this informal conversation between designers and set builders as we all adapt to the pressures of "The New Normal". Hosted by Soutra Gilmour, Christopher Oram, Ben Stones, All Scene All Props, and Illusion Design and Construct.
Mon, Jun 22
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Prop Supervisors | 3pm - 4.30pm
Join us in an informal zoom conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and looking towards the future. Shared by Rae Smith, Lizzie Frankl, Max Jones and Ben Stones
Thu, Jun 18
Zoom
PAST EVENT - CHANGE OF TIME! | Lighting Designers | 12.30pm - 2pm
Join us in this informal conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and discuss how we can work together as we look forward to the future. Hosted by Lucy Carter (as a professional Rep for ALD), Anna Fleische, Prema Mehta, Bruno Poet, Rory Beaton and Matt Clutterham.
Mon, Jun 15
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Designers | 3pm - 4.30pm
Join us in this informal conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and how we can support each other as we move forward into the "New Normal". Hosted by Bunny Christie, Tom Piper, Rajha Shakiry and Rae Smith.
Tue, Jun 09
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Recent Graduates | 3pm - 4.30pm
Join us in this zoom specifically aimed at current graduates to discuss thoughts around the current situation. Please only RSVP if you are a recent graduate so that we can tailor this chat to you. Hosted by Anna Fleischle, Ben Stones, Lizzie Clachan and Tom Piper.
Mon, Jun 08
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Running Time 90 mins | Costume Supervisors | 3pm - 4.30pm
Join us in this informal conversation between designers and costume supervisors. Share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and look toward the future. Hosted by Kathrina Lindsay, Anna Fleischle, Rae Smith and Max Jones.
Mon, Jun 01
Zoom
PAST EVENT - Dialogue in strange times - Designers
An informal zoom conversation to share experiences and thoughts on the current situation and looking towards the future. Hosted by Katrina Lindsay, Vicki Mortimer, Soutra Gilmour and Max Jones.

 
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