Kristine Landon-Smith

"Kristine is one of the best and one of my all time favourite directors. She is amazing!" Parminder Nagra (Tamasha's A Tainted Dawn and Fourteen Songs, ER, Bend it like Beckham)

"Kristine Landon-Smith directs with an impeccable sense of social comedy, full of embarrassment, hilarity and pain." East Is East, Sunday Times 

To Find out more about Kristine click here >

Tamasha in partnership with KLS & Associates present


Headphone Verbatim Technique with Kristine Landon-Smith

A week long workshop, training and performance opportunity from Tamasha's co-founder.

Apply by 26th January to

Immediate, nimble and authentic; headphone verbatim allows for a fast and agile response to the quickly changing political landscape. In developing this technique, its pioneers, Anna Deveare-Smith and Mark Wing Davey led a revolution in theatre in 1990s America.

We're offering a unique training and performance opportunity to artists in the headphone verbatim technique to make and perform in a headphone verbatim show at Rich Mix on 17th February 2018.

At the end of the workshop week (12-17 Feb), actors will be trained to perform the taped and edited interviews each actor will conduct with local residents during the previous week. Kristine Landon-Smith, previous Artistic Director of Tamasha, will lead the workshop teaching the famed technique: this includes how to interview, the purpose of the edit, how to edit and how to perform. This will give participants the tools to respond rapidly to the issues of the day - a method that could not be more crucial in the current global political climate. 

The week will culminate in the performance at Rich Mix where the participants will showcase the pieces they have developed throughout the week.

There are 15 places available and artists are asked to submit a short statement of interest plus an accompanying cv or short biography.

Key dates 

Application deadline 26 Jan
Workshop Week - 12-16 Feb
Performance 17 Feb - More Info >
Cost: £150.
*£120 early bird places available. Pay by December 1st 

It's easy to apply: Email with your CV or short bio and short statement of interest with “Headphone Verbatim” in the subject line. Please also include a completed Data Form which you can download here>

Please apply only if you can make all the dates.

NB: This is a practical workshop and participants need to bring a device to record, a device with software such as Audacity or Garageband to edit on on and headphones to listen back to interviews.  If you do not have access to Audacity or Garageband please let us know as support can be provided.