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 Wednesday 16 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.