The company have announced the creation of an online space to engage with emerging artists.

Following on from their online summer spread of courses, Wise Children have today announced The School for Wise Children’s Workrooms.

This new initiative will see Emma Rice and her team of collaborators once again create an online creative space to engage with emerging artists. The core team of Emma Rice, Poppy Keeling, Laura Keefe and Ian Ross, will be joined by guest tutors including: Joel Horwood, Daniel Kok, Yolanda Mercy, Dina Mousawi, John Pfumojena and Ros Brooke-Taylor, with more to be announced.

The workrooms includes four courses each focused on a different area of theatre-making: directing, performing, writing and producing. Each of the four courses will also have a corresponding online talk open to the wider public. The courses will run from the 1st March until the 27th April, with half of the places on the courses available for free.

Each course will be made of group and individual sessions, with students working closely with course leaders to develop their own ideas and practice. Each course will have at least nine hours of contact time plus time for students to develop independent projects. 

Talking about the news, Emma Rice said: “It was with trepidatious hearts that we moved our teaching and theatre practice online last year. My experience had taught me that nothing could match the chemistry of a face to face encounter and I felt, at best, we would be surviving by making this switch. I am more thrilled than anyone to have discovered that we not only survived, we thrived! We discovered that the digital platform was intuitive, creatively intimate and personal. With renewed enthusiasm and confidence, we are delighted to be launching the Wise Children Workrooms and look forward to welcoming a new class to our digital school. Here’s to hope, surprise, bravery and smart dreaming!”

For more information about the courses visit: https://www.wisechildrendigital.com/upcoming-courses-workrooms