In The Driver's Seat - The Art of Stage Design
GSA / National Theatre of Scotland

Event Type:


Reid Auditorium, The Glasgow School of Art


28 May 2015
19:00 - 21:00



The Driver's Seat
National Theatre of Scotland

In The Driver's Seat - The Art of Stage Design

Event info

The performing arts are one of few disciplines in which art, sound, fashion and design intertwine with literature and performance. Join the GSA and National Theatre of Scotland for an evening of informal conversation hosted by Arts Writer & Critic, Moira Jeffrey, exploring the unique relationship between designers and directors and the pivotal role that design can play in the performing arts.

The panel includes:

  • Laurie Sansom - Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland and director of The Driver’s Seat.
  • Ana Inés Jabares Pita – designer and overall Linbury Prize winner 2013 for The Driver’s Seat.
  • Kai Fischer – director and designer whose most recent work Last Dream (On Earth), featured an extremely innovative use of sound design.
  • Matt Padden – Head of Sound at the National Theatre of Scotland and Last Dream (On Earth) sound designer.

Programme details:

6.30 - Doors open
7.00 - Introduction by Arts Writer & Critic, Moira Jeffrey
7.05-7.30 – The Driver’s Seat - The director/designer relationship
7.30-7.55 - Space and Sound: design before, during and after rehearsals
7.55–8.15 - Q&A
8:15 - Drinks reception

Book online via Eventbrite here.

Bookers will receive a voucher for a free drink when buying tickets for The Driver’s Seat at Tramway from Thu 2 - Sat 4 July

Please be aware that the event will be filmed and live streamed.