Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School


Images by Yasmin Saoirse of the Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School Showcase in February

Applications are currently closed for Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School. But do support our current students by booking tickets for their online showcase on Saturday 21st November with the Tramshed:

Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School 8-week Course & Showcase with The Tramshed

What is cabaret today and when and how is it radical? How do you make your own cabaret persona and show and harness new ideas and styles?

Olivier Award winning performer, theatre maker and teacher Marisa Carnesky brings her experience across a variety of genres to help participants create original short performances using techniques from dance, mime, theatre and live art practices, engaging with contemporary issues and themes around identity, ritual and activism over 8 weeks.

17–31 years | Free Via Zoom- Preferred system Laptop
But phone and Tablet possible.
Need quiet private space where you can move.

Course: Every Thursday from 1st Oct–19th November, 7–9pm
Tech/dress run: Friday 20th November
Digital Showcase: Saturday 21st November, 8pm

Apply Online by filling the Google form:

We will need your name, date of birth, phone number, address and three short paragraphs or short film / voice recordings on:
– yourself, experience and interest in cabaret/performance/live art
– your idea for an act you will develop during the course
– what performance you enjoy and why.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 1st September 6pm

Progression is the Tramshed programme of Performance and Training opportunities for Emerging Artists aged 16 to 25 (but we can be flexible!).

Tramshed is a theatre company and community arts hub based in the heart of Woolwich, South East London.

I’ve developed my ability to create independently and work on something solo. Marisa was great and the programme structure was good. The Tramshed is a great, warm and welcoming environment. It is [a] really fun and welcoming environment and it’s perfect if you want to try something new.

Poppy Nickson

Positive aspects: getting creative feedback and opportunity to bounce ideas. Really amazing opportunity to make original performance work.

Sophie Wakefield

Positive was gaining insight from Marisa’s experience and knowledge. A great insight into Cabaret, and how to use practices to develop work

Jazmin Qunta

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