Labs 2024

Please note this opportunity is now closed.

Voice, Body and Ancient Performance Practice
Monday 20 – Thursday 23 May 2024
10am – 5pm
Tramway, Glasgow

A paid advanced training and development opportunity for Scotland-based professional theatre-makers to work in depth with Company of Wolves.

Labs forms part of Company of Wolves’ ongoing research into ancient performance practices. In the ancient Greek theatre, dance, song, scene and story were interwoven. Body and voice were not thought of as separate. 

During this Lab we’ll introduce participants to our core training practices, moving from listening and mindfulness into embodiment and play, integrating voice, movement and word. We will work together to explore the rich imaginative world of an ancient play.

Towards the end of the week we’ll be joined by Dr Michael Carroll from the School of Classics at University of St Andrews who will illuminate the sociocultural and artistic contexts of ancient Greek theatre practice.

We’re looking for people who are willing to dive into exploration. The work requires openness, curiosity, commitment and a good level of fitness. We’re particularly interested to hear from people from backgrounds under-represented in the Scottish arts.

To apply you must be a theatre practitioner with at least 2 years of professional experience. You do not need to be a performer, but must be willing to work with your body and voice.

This is a paid opportunity – we offer a fee of £130 per day per person (£520 for the four days).

Capacity is limited to 8 people. Participants must be able to attend all four days.

DEADLINE: 3 May 2024 at 5pm

Please submit your application online here.

In the form you will be asked to tell us why you want to take part in Labs (written and video answers accepted) and to upload your CV.

Places will be offered to participants by 5pm on 7 May 2024. Everyone will be contacted about the outcome of their application.

For any questions or support with your application, please contact Abbie on

Labs 2024 is supported by:
Tramway’s Residency Programme
The Noel Coward Foundation
The Hugh Fraser Foundation
The Garrick Charitable Trust
(Photo credit: Stillmotion Arts / Labs 2023)