DAW is a not for profit organisation with the goal of providing a space for Directors, Actors and Writers to work on their craft.
We invite Directors, Actors, and Writers from all walks of life to come together and experiment with various practitioners, techniques and projects. This is a wonderful opportunity to do the work while connecting with like-minded folks in an engaging and inspiring way. Most importantly, this is a breeding ground for improved skills, budding new projects, and exciting future collaborations. Oh, and we're social folks too. After all the hard work, we always adjourn to the local for a casual debrief.
how it works
4 Directors are paired with Actors to work on scenes. A pass of the scene is filmed and another briefly played to peers in the room.
Writers are welcome to submit work to be selected by directors to explore. If their work is selected they are encouraged to attend and participate in the session.
Links to all filmed scenes are sent to everyone who takes part in the workshop.
Observers are welcome at any session. Please let us know if you wish to attend in this capacity.
News & Updates
* * WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SEASON!* *
OUR NEXT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON JAN.25.2018
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW WRITING FOR THIS & FUTURE SESSIONS
All of our workshops are held at the Old Diorama Arts Centre.
Sessions run from 6:30pm - 10pm.
Everyone in the room pays a nominal fee of £10 to cover room rental costs and admin.
Anything extra goes in the kitty for our trip to the pub afterwards.
Ursula is a Toronto-born, London-based Actor and Director. She has worked extensively in film, television & theatre. Her training includes YORK University Theatre School (CA), The Professional Actor’s Lab (CA) and Jack Waltzer's London Intensive (UK).
Prior to DAW, she produced & co-founded TRANSMISSION Workshop at The Rag Factory, PARK Theatre and Old Diorama Arts Studios. Recent theatre directing credits include Face The Camera & Smile, In The Dollhouse, The Emperor Jones & Shoehorn.
She is currently working in film and television production at BBC Studios/BBC Arts on various documentaries. She is also in development with two of her own projects set to film in 2018.
Born in Blackburn, England, Liam’s background was as a documentary camera operator, where he worked with the likes of Shane Meadows at Warp Films.
With a desire to tell stories, Liam’s path naturally led to directing, where his skills as a versatile filmmaker allowed him to create beautiful and intimate imagery across a variety of mediums. His cinematic style mixed with a tender realism and subtle humour translates into different genres, with story telling always at the heart. Initially this was in documentaries, but a focus on narrative has been translated into music videos, short films and commercial work.
His films have won numerous awards and have been screened at a range of international film festivals, including Raindance, Sheffield Docfest, DOC NYC, London Short Film Festival and many more.
Space is limited. If you would like to be considered for our upcoming workshop please do get in touch through the contact form below or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors - Email us expressing your interest with a link to your Spotlight/website/CV/Reel.
Directors - Email us expressing your interest with a link to your website/Vimeo/CV/Reel.
Writers - Email us up to 5 scenes (3-5 mins long) with accompanying synopsis of entire work scene(s) are extracted from.