Quarantine Home
Workshop opportunity at HOME, Manchester

Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
M4 1FS

Workshop opportunity at HOME, Manchester

Posted: 21 February 2020

Update 17 March 2020: Following the latest Government advice to avoid non-essential contact to prevent further spread of Coronavirus, HOME has decided to close until at least the end of March 2020. We fully support their decision, but this does unfortunately mean we won’t be able to hold the workshop as planned on 25th March. We’re currently exploring how we might continue to support artists & creatives during this challenging time and we will update all applicants as soon as possible.


Free workshop: You people
Wednesday 25th March, 10am – 5pm

HOME, Manchester

This March, we’re delighted to be offering an opportunity to learn about Quarantine’s practice at a free one-day workshop at HOME, Manchester (where we’re a Partner Company).

The workshop will be led by members of Quarantine’s ensemble, including co-Artistic Director Richard Gregory. You’ll learn about Quarantine’s distinctive practice and reflect on the issues that arise when you create performance out of the everyday reality of people’s lives. Together, we’ll air some of the complex issues surrounding the idea of co-creation, including the politics, ethics and aesthetics of representation and the problem of searching for ‘authenticity’.

This workshop is free for anyone based in Manchester and particularly suitable for theatre and performance creators, including artists, directors, writers and dramaturgs with an interest in devising work collaboratively with people who don’t usually perform. Places are limited, and applicants will be selected by Quarantine. To apply, please send a short biography (max 200 words) and a statement about why you want to take part (max 500 words) to info@qtine.com by 5pm on Friday 13th March.

“It was deceptively simple and sometimes incredibly challenging. It was a rich time and an interesting way to redefine my understanding of my creative practice, on quite a fundamental level.” – Participant in Graft artist development programme