Participation projects

Along with theatre productions, Just a Must has developed various participation and educational activities.
All of our workshops are also available independently of productions.
Please click on the titles below for more information.

 

WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

Just a Must and its associates are well experienced in delivering arts and drama workshops for young people.

In 2011, we worked with a community based organisation Green Shoes Arts on delivering several workshops through two community projects Make a Play and VoiceBox Project.  This involved working with young people aged 11-16 from local communities in Barking and Dagenham.  The workshops among other things involved writing skills, developing acting skills, understanding the text.

If interested in partnering with us, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our producer Berislav Juraic for more information.

WORKSHOPS WITH ADULTS

Just a Must delivers two types of workshops for adults:

a) tailored workshops for local communities

To accompany our production of Woman Bomb, we recently partnered with Migrants and Refugees Communities Forum in delivering several workshops. The aim of the workshops was to help participants to develop confidence and build self-esteem and greater sense of self, as well as to increase their sense of social connection.

b) workshops for corporate organisations

Our bespoke workshops can enhance employee’s creativity and build their confidence and consequently drive your business forward.

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our producer Berislav Juraic for more information about these workshops.

WORKSHOPS FOR THEATRE PROFESSIONALS

CHORIC PERFORMANCE

This workshop is based on experiences of the creative process of our production of Elfriede Jelinek’s Sports Play. It is aimed at performers who are interested in choric acting in contemporary theatre. 

The workshop focuses on concentration, presence, rhythm and musicality when performing contemporary texts as well as working as an ensemble. This workshop can be delivered over one day full time or two days part-time.

For more information about our next workshop, please check the news section of the website.

If you’re interested in this workshop for your drama school, university or professional organisation, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our producer Berislav Juraic to discuss.

COLLABORATION WITH DRAMA SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

Our director Vanda Butkovic regularly works with performance arts students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and we sometimes involve students as assistant directors, designers and dramaturgs.

As a company, we are committed to developing relationships with academic community. Usually, this is takes a form of wrap-around activities around our productions. In 2012, we have partnered with Lancaster University in developing conference Jelinek in the Arena, first ever English language conference dedicated to Elfriede Jelinek’s work. We also participated in roundtable about international theatre in Britain. The panel included artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse, Giles Croft and theatre critic Andrew Haydon among others. 

All of workshops and schemes can be tailored to suit your students. If you’re interested in partnering with us, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our producer Berislav Juraic.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS

All our productions are accompanied with post-show discussions should you wish to hold one. The company members and our associates can also deliver talks and workshops on various topics including:

- contemporary theatre practices
- marketing and PR
- budgeting
- funding application writing skills
- lighting design in contemporary theatre
- scenography in performance art
- European theatre, especially Central and Eastern European

PRODUCERS’ AND DIRECTORS’ MENTOR SCHEME

Although, our company has been running for a short period of time, our director and producer have been working in theatre and arts for over 15 years. We therefore regularly mentor young producers and directors making their first steps in theatre. 

In 2013, Just a Must’s Creative Producer, Berislav Juraic mentored director Micha Colombo in staging Woman in the Dunes by award-winning Japanese novelist Kobo Abe. In 2011 and 2012, Berislav mentored Saima Duhare on developing a new play. 

We also regularly work with young directors, dramaturgs and designers, involving them in our productions as assistants.  We have involved folllowing people in our productions as assistants:

Jari Laakso (BA student, assistant director, Sports Play)
Meni Kourmpeti (MA student, costume designer, Sports Play)
Lucia Conejero Rodilla (MA student, costume designer, Woman Bomb)
Mariona Sala de Buen (costume assistant, Woman Bomb)
Mafalda Cruz (assistant video designer, Woman Bomb)

If you have an interesting project that closely matches our vision please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short description of the project, your CV and how your project matches our vision. We are a small company and can only mentor one or two young producers/directors a year.

Our mentor scheme is not only limited to UK producers and directors. We also work with several companies and artists from abroad. For some information about our work outside UK, please click here.