Class Of is an annual cohort of Greater Manchester-based artists looking to build their understanding of the business of theatre. Successful applicants participate in a structured programme of workshops, seminars and masterclasses curated to the specific needs of the cohort.
How does it work?
In addition to all the benefits of The Lowry Artist Network, Class Of members also receive:
- Monthly masterclasses exploring different areas such as branding, pitching, fundraising
- ‘Class trips’ to see new work at The Lowry and other venues in Manchester
- Forming a support network of peers with other members of the cohort
- 1-1 mentoring and support from the artist development team
- A guaranteed performance opportunity at our seasonal Shoots scratch nights
Who is it for?
- Local early career artists who able to make a 12-month commitment to their professional development.
- There is an annual application process for each year’s cohort. Members of The Lowry Artist Network are encouraged to apply.
‘Before being a participant in the Class Of 2019, I spent a lot of my time searching for answers and self-learning about running a theatre company. Now I have learnt so much of that in a structured environment, as well as having mentors and peers that I can turn to for support.’
Eloise Bonney – Class Of 2019 Member
Meet the class
Multi-talented Amie is a performer, writer and co-Artistic Director of Rogue Bones Theatre Company. A graduate of the Royal Court Writers programme her work has been performed at Paines Plough Roundabout, HOME and Oldham Coliseum!
An emerging theatre director with a speciality in applied theatre facilitation, Amy’s focus is on directing powerful, imaginative, contemporary theatre and fusing it with community transformation, for positive social change.
Brogen is a theatre producer and actor who has already worked with 53two, Royal Exchange Theatre and Contact. She is currently the producer of the theatre collective SwitchMCR.
Charlotte is a performer working across stand-up, spoken-word, live art and even the odd dance party! Her work looks at gender expectations and is shambolic, creative, unpredictable but above all a damn good time…some of the time.
Coalesce Dance Theatre (Fern and Rachel)
As an all-female directed contemporary dance company, Fern and Rachel’s mission is to create exciting and provoking dance work that connects audiences with ideas about the world. They are currently artists in residence at University of Salford.
Dan Mawson is an instrumentalist, composer and curator, now spreading his wings as a creative producer. With a solid musical background, Dan is also the manager of musical theatre writing duo leoe&hyde.
A performer and director, Ellen creates and devises her own work, engaging young adults and exploring Northern regional identities. She hopes to also gain experience and skills to produce her own and other artists work.
Founder of the international Baobab Tree Theatre Company, Eloise has toured the world with her own play, whilst also finding spare time to perform in plays and immersive experiences across the North West.
A fresh graduate from Edge Hill University, Emily is passionate about the production side of theatre and has already started extending her experience across the North West through producing and stage managing.
Fine Comb Theatre (Rachel & Catherine)
A new-writing theatre company with a growing reputation, Rachel and Catherine (better known as Fine Comb Theatre) create issue-based theatre with the aim to provoke thought and stimulate conversation.
Green Carnation Company (Dan & Dan)
A fresh new theatre company from two people called Dan, Green Carnation Company are dedicated to producing high quality theatre addressing LGBTQ+ issues through a mixture of live performance, discussion and digital activity.
Lucy is the creative mind behind Foxtail Theatre. A performer with a passion for making family theatre, Lucy is eager to develop Foxtail further in order to take the whole family into the theatre and on an adventure!
Stephen is a theatre and multimedia artist with a passion for bringing the possibilities and capabilities of video games into live performances spaces. Aside from that he is also one half of theatre and media company ‘Snapshot! M.T.C.’
Rosalyn is a family arts practitioner specialising in outdoor and site specific circus based performances. Her experience stems from delivering and devising community projects for a wide variety of community groups.