Friday, 14 November 2014


This January, Glasgow’s Tron Theatre will be launching The Tron 100 Club, a brand new professional development initiative allowing one hundred arts practitioners the opportunity to engage in a year-long programme of master-classes, workshops, panel discussions and professional opportunities with a network of established arts professionals from all sectors of the creative industry.

The first initiative of its kind in Scotland, the Tron 100 Club aims to engage with the increasing numbers of creative graduates and professionals at various stages of their careers around the country. The 100 Club will aim to utilise the facilities and networks of the Tron Theatre— as one of Glasgow’s leading arts venues— to provide a supportive creative environment to professionals, to introduce them to Scotland’s vast and varied arts networks and provide them with a structured programme of practical, professional advice and skills.

Over the space of a year, sessions for the one hundred successful applicants will include workshops, master-classes and panel Q&As, facilitated by theatre, television, radio and film professionals, addressing both the creative and business sides of the industry. Professionals already confirmed as part of the 2015 programme include Jimmy McGovern, Simon Callow, David Greig, Rona Munro, Cora Bisset and Matthew Lenton, with many more names to be announced throughout the year.

Director of the 100 Club scheme, the Tron’s Development Producer Lisa Nicoll, feels passionately about the initiative, having worked as a playwright and filmmaker for the last ten years and with personal experience of the highs and lows artists face in various stages of their careers:

“The most important thing for an artist throughout their career is keeping their passion, momentum and ambition alive, especially in such a competitive industry.”

The Tron Theatre’s Artistic Director Andy Arnold added:

“It has always been my ambition for the Tron to be not just a place to see shows but also a creative meeting place and natural home for local artists and theatre makers. The Tron 100 Club provides the perfect vehicle for this process and I'm really looking forward to seeing what impact it will have in this theatre and the wider Scottish arts industry.”

Membership of the Tron 100 Club will be on an annual basis, with applications for 2015 opening on Tuesday 11 November 2014. Membership will be £100 and can be paid up on a monthly basis through a subscription scheme. 

Q&A Industry Panel Sessions:

Jimmy McGovern, David Blair, Simon Callow.

Workshops Facilitators:

Matthew Lenton (Vanishing Point), Cora Bissett, David Greig, Steven Greenhorn, Kate Sagowsky, Nina Steiger (Soho Theatre), Louise Alexander Stephens (Royal Court), Rachel Sheridan (Rachel Freck Casting), David Ian Neville (BBC Radio Drama), Lauren Humphreys (Old Vic), Linda McLean, Rona Munro, Michael Hill & Rosa B Omarsdottir (Voice Hub), Jeanette Hunter (Shepherd Management), Sean Linnen (Paines Plough), Lovatt Logan, Scottish BAFTA, BBC Writers Room.

Many more names and workshops to be announced.

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