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Education Residencies


What Is It?
Residencies to create shows with groups of students or participants. Teaching on Further & Higher Education Modules, and with other groups.

Who Is It For?
BA students, MA students, professional artists and practitioners, teachers and lecturers.

When Does It Happen?
Any time of year, depending on our other projects.

When Can I Apply?
The more notice you can give us the better. 

What Does It Cost?
The cost varies depending on the length of the residency or module. Please get in touch to find out more.

We regularly work with Universities and other institutions throughout the UK and internationally to deliver professional standard practical projects with BA and MA students, artists and other participants. Our approach to these projects focuses on providing a process that encourages the students to develop their own material, sometimes solo, sometimes to fit within a group framework. Resulting projects have ranged from large scale group shows, intimate audience encounters, site responsive projects and durational performances.

We also jointly deliver timetabled modules introducing and developing devised theatre, and supervise the production of students’ own group and solo projects.

Our aim in all of this work is to:

  • enable and support the students’ creativity
  • encourage exploration and experimentation
  • enable participants to recognise that their own thematic and formal interests are the most valid areas for exploration
  • encourage them to ask more questions of the world around them
  • encourage initiative, independence, collaboration and hard work

If you would like to talk to us about working with your students or participants, please do get in touch.

Testimonial: Dr Andrew Head

As a University academic, I have worked with Third Angel for well over a decade on a number of projects that have been commissioned as part of our commitment to the facilitation of undergraduate engagement with professional theatre artists - especially in the final year of their studies. In my opinion, their educational outreach work is second to none. Not only is their creative innovation superb - they have consistently produced startling visual spectacles with large student groups - they also provide specifically targeted and excellent instruction for finalists looking to establish careers in the Arts industry. As a long-standing feature of the contemporary performance landscape, they are an important company and my students have almost without fail valued their practical insight and wisdom as well as their artistry. 

Dr Andrew Head
Programme Director, Drama and Theatre Practice, University of Hull 

University Residency Projects include:

  • That Day (University of Hull @ Scarborough, 2015)
  • This Is Where it Happened  (University of Hull @ Scarborough / Coastival Festival, 2014)
  • Emergency Drinking Water  (Leeds Beckett University MA, 2012)
  • Playback  (Leeds Beckett University BA, 2011)
  • Table Manners  (Leeds Beckett University BA, 2010)
  • Lifetimes 23  (University of Hull @ Scarborough, 2008)
  • A History of Objects  (Leeds Beckett University, 2008)
  • Compendium  (Leeds Beckett University, 2007)
  • 32 Conversations About Everyday Life  (University of Hull @ Scarborough, 2006)
  • As Sad As Remembered Happiness (Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2004)
  • A Modicum of Truth  (RSAMD, Glasgow, 2003)
  • A Tiny Moment of Pleasure  (RSAMD, Glasgow, 2002)
  • Of Course It’s A Journey  (University of Hull @ Scarborough, 2002)

Further Reading

Third Angel’s work is written about in numerous text books, journals, magazines and newspaper articles. See the full list on the About page.

Practical Project Supervision Modules

  • Artist Project Major (Leeds Beckett University MA, 2012 - 2018)
  • Project Lab (Leeds Beckett University, 2019, 2020)
  • MA projects (York St John, 2017) 
  • Performance Project: Self (Leeds Beckett University, 2014, 2019, 2020)
  • Lift Off Festival (Leeds Beckett University, 2012 – 20)
  • Performing the Self (Leeds Beckett University, 2011)
  • Live Art (Royal Holloway University London, 2006)

Other Module Delivery

  • Numerous Pilot Project/Artists Projects (Manchester Met University)
  • Making Texts (University of Sheffield)
  • Professional Practice (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Showbusiness (Professional Practice) (Sheffield Hallam University)

Professional Training

National Youth Theatre Forum, York, 2013
A half day devsing workshop, introducing Youth Theatre leaders to our some of our processes and starting points.

Script: TENacity, Birmingham, 2011
A three day Devising For Writers workshop, exploring text generating exercises, rule based devising and games to create text.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon 2004 & 2007
A 9 and 6 week teaching residency in Devising and Directing for theatre makers and other artists, commissioned by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa and designed and delivered by Third Angel. Both projects included solo and group projects and public showings of work produced on the course.

Cuarta Pared, Madrid, 2003
A week-long devising masterclass for professional artists and recent graduates. The exercises making up the course produced several small performance projects. Commissioned by Cuarta Pared, Madrid.

Room Drawings and Stories by Northumbria University MA students 2015


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