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WRITING POLITICS: Playwriting with Empathy & Understanding

 

WHAT?

Join playwright Jessica Norman and director and writer Jess Edwards to explore political writing for theatre. Free, BSL-interpreted workshop for 18-25 year olds, supported by Arts Council England. 

 

WHEN? Tuesday 22 June, 6-9pm 

 

WHERE? Zoom

Now, more than ever, it is important to create theatre that responds to urgent political questions. At the same time, theatre is an empathy machine: it is uniquely placed to help us understand each other, even - and especially - when we disagree. This workshop will explore writing characters with challenging political views, and balancing both sides of the equation.

 

Together, we will explore how political writing can be imaginative and exciting, challenging you to think about how your writing might achieve nuance and empathy, in a world of political extremes. 

 

This workshop is free, and for writers aged 18-25. It will be hosted virtually on Zoom and BSL Interpreted.  It is supported by Arts Council England. 

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Please fill in the below form by Friday 11 June, answering the questions and including a short extract of your writing in any form - prose, plays, poetry (max. 2 pages). We’ll confirm your place by Friday 18 June

If you have any questions please contact emily@demproductions.co.uk.

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