Two-Day Workshop: Theatre Writing With Communities

With Sara Clifford

The role of the theatre writer is changing – no longer confined to the ‘well-made play’ performed in a black box, the writer is free to explore a wide range of different approaches, whether as an individual or as a collaborator –including working with different groups and in different spaces and developing vibrant links with local communities in exciting, challenging and creative settings

In this workshop we will explore ways of working with different communities; how to work in collaboration with other artists or explore autobiographical work; and how to create high quality theatre in these contexts, using different approaches such as site specific, verbatim text, immersive or digital work.

Combining practical writing exercises with inspiration from national and international scripts, this workshop will offer the tools to create texts with the emphasis on performativity.

Sara Clifford is a playwright and creative producer with a strong track record in community arts. She holds a BA in English and an MA in Screenwriting and has written over thirty plays. She was Writer in Residence at Brighton University, and lectures in Contemporary Dramaturgy and Writing With Communities at Goldsmiths College and Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Location: Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT, UK


11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£70 / £55 (NWS Friends / Concessions) Bursary places are available. Please email to discuss.

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