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1 September 2014 • by Gate Staff

Just announced: Lyndsey Turner, Nick Payne and more...

GATE CELEBRATE WORKSHOPS
Alumni return to share their expertise and experience as part of the company’s 35th anniversary
 
This year the Gate Theatre celebrates 35 years, from 1979 to 2014.  Alongside a 35th Birthday Gate Celebrate Gala in November and the Who Does She Think She Is? season, Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces a series of Gate Celebrate workshops with some of the company’s most respected alumni.
 
The series of workshops begins with previous associate director, and director of Nocturnal at the Gate in 2009, Lyndsey Turner. Turner will guide workshop participants through a director’s process when staging a classical play.
 
Jon Bausor, designer of The Great Highway at the Gate in 2006 examines designing for the theatre and shares his voyage from designing at the Gate to major world stages. When asked for 35 words about the Gate, Bausor said ‘I'll never forget standing nervously on the steep stairs awaiting our first preview, audience brushing by like in a student party, nor the stifling get-in where we mixed paint with sweat. Happy birthday!’. 
 
Emma Rice, who described the Gate, in her 35 words as ‘tight, true and tremendous’  will keep this tradition going in her workshop on The Collective Imagination - exploring techniques to reveal story and trigger surprise. 
 
Also returning to the Gate is playwright Nick Payne following his reimagining of Greek myth Electra in 2009. Payne will focus on structure when writing for the stage; and Paul Hunter who was movement director for 1995’s The Lovers and then co-directed Shoot Me In The Heart in 2000. He will present a session called The Way of The Idiot which will explore liberating the performer, approaches to writing, and the importance of spontaneity.
 
Artistic Director Christopher Haydon said today, “Gate Celebrate is the perfect opportunity for all members of the Gate family – audience and industry alike – to come together and mark the extraordinary achievements of this tiny room in Notting Hill.”
 
35 words celebrating 35 years of the Gate:
“Dear Gate, 35 years and still swinging…So when I was 41 there was no Gate?  That's hard to imagine.  Long may continue the promise at the top of the stairs.  With affection.” Tom Stoppard
 
“I cut my teeth as a director in your tiny claustrophobic room, memories of painting walls, planting trees, being welcomed, nurtured, radicalised by the artistic powerhouse that you are. Happy birthday, dear Gate.”  Katie Mitchell
 
Lyndsey Turner: Directing a Classical play
20 September
10:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: St Johns Undercroft, Landsdown Crescent, London, W11 2NN

Jon Bausor: Designing for Theatre
27 September
Time: TBC
Venue: St Johns Undercroft, Landsdown Crescent, London, W11 2NN
 
Nick Payne - Writing for Theatre: Structure
4 October
10:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: Gate Theatre
 
Emma Rice: The Collective Imagination
A workshop exploring techniques to reveal story and trigger surprise

18 October 2014
2-5pm
Venue: Rugby Portobello Trust
 
Paul Hunter:  The Way of The Idiot
29th November 2014
10:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: TBC
  
All workshops are £15 and available to book online or on 020 7229 5387

Further workshops as part of Gate Celebrate will be announced shortly.
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Alumni return to share their expertise and experience as part of the company’s 35th anniversary
 
This year the Gate Theatre celebrates 35 years, from 1979 to 2014.  Alongside a 35th Birthday Gate Celebrate Gala in November and the Who Does She Think She Is? season, Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces a series of Gate Celebrate workshops with some of the company’s most respected alumni.
 
The series of workshops begins with previous associate director, and director of Nocturnal at the Gate in 2009, Lyndsey Turner. Turner will guide workshop participants through a director’s process when staging a classical play.
 
Jon Bausor, designer of The Great Highway at the Gate in 2006 examines designing for the theatre and shares his voyage from designing at the Gate to major world stages. When asked for 35 words about the Gate, Bausor said ‘I'll never forget standing nervously on the steep stairs awaiting our first preview, audience brushing by like in a student party, nor the stifling get-in where we mixed paint with sweat. Happy birthday!’. 
 
Emma Rice, who described the Gate, in her 35 words as ‘tight, true and tremendous’  will keep this tradition going in her workshop on The Collective Imagination - exploring techniques to reveal story and trigger surprise. 
 
Also returning to the Gate is playwright Nick Payne following his reimagining of Greek myth Electra in 2009. Payne will focus on structure when writing for the stage; and Paul Hunter who was movement director for 1995’s The Lovers and then co-directed Shoot Me In The Heart in 2000. He will present a session called The Way of The Idiot which will explore liberating the performer, approaches to writing, and the importance of spontaneity.
 
Artistic Director Christopher Haydon said today, “Gate Celebrate is the perfect opportunity for all members of the Gate family – audience and industry alike – to come together and mark the extraordinary achievements of this tiny room in Notting Hill.”
 
35 words celebrating 35 years of the Gate:
“Dear Gate, 35 years and still swinging…So when I was 41 there was no Gate?  That's hard to imagine.  Long may continue the promise at the top of the stairs.  With affection.” Tom Stoppard
 
“I cut my teeth as a director in your tiny claustrophobic room, memories of painting walls, planting trees, being welcomed, nurtured, radicalised by the artistic powerhouse that you are. Happy birthday, dear Gate.”  Katie Mitchell
 
Lyndsey Turner: Directing a Classical play
20 September
10:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: St Johns Undercroft, Landsdown Crescent, London, W11 2NN

Jon Bausor: Designing for Theatre
27 September
Time: TBC
Venue: St Johns Undercroft, Landsdown Crescent, London, W11 2NN
 
Nick Payne - Writing for Theatre: Structure
4 October
10:30am - 1:30pm
Venue: Gate Theatre
 
Emma Rice: The Collective Imagination
A workshop exploring techniques to reveal story and trigger surprise

18 October 2014
2-5pm
Venue: Rugby Portobello Trust
 
Paul Hunter:  The Way of The Idiot
29th November 2014
10:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: TBC
  
All workshops are £15 and available to book online or on 020 7229 5387

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