In order to create an authentic piece of varbatim theatre, sometimes referred to as documentary theatre,
it is vital to build a strong connection to the world of the play. In this practical workshop, I will share my personal practice and process of creating verbatim theatre, based on my personal experience with
my verbatim plays, The Countess (UK) and In The Tall Grass (USA).
Delivered as a full-day session this workshop begins with an introduction to verbatim theatre, followed by a detailed presentation of the practical and technical process of creating a piece of verbatim theatre. Famous works are screened and discussed and participants will experiment with some of the practical techniques employed by verbatim playwrights. Handouts and visual aids are provided.
In addition to the content provided in my one-day masterclass, on this extended workshop participants will benefit from practical exercises outside of the classroom, including a period of observational research and immersive writing. Participants will also begin the process of creating their own piece of verbatim theatre.
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