an alternative way for producers to connect with creatives
The original Tiny Shows model was designed to:
give a complete experience of the process from writing to performance
facilitate multiple connections for collaborative creativity
give opportunity to explore the crafting of single dramatic moments
encourage and support risk-taking
spark new ideas
say yes to everyone who requested a place
pay all participants a fee to value the work of participating
take no rights in, and place no obligations on the work created
capture response/feedback during the process as much as possible
The original Tiny Shows model is now available for reuse under a Creative Commons license. Click here to download the latest version of the Tiny Shows basic model.
The first iteration took the form of Musical Theatre Tiny Shows in The Larder @ So and So Arts, and there have also been three iterations of LGBTQIA+ Tiny Shows in The Larder @ Omnibus Theatre
Using a self-organising method called Open Space Technology, creative folk collaborate to write, devise, improvise, direct, stage and perform tiny but perfectly formed works in response to a theme they don't receive until the day itself.
Open Space Technology is a system by which a large group of people can self-organise.It is also used by Improbable theatre company for their Devoted & Disgruntled events.They have some great guidelines online: click here for video, and here for a written explanation.