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CREATING AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL THEATRE with Bella Heesom

This workshop will explore dynamic ways of presenting your own life experiences onstage. 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Thursday 25 May, 10am-1pm

Venue: Downstairs dance studio

Theatre has the power to remind us of our common humanity, to make us feel less alone, and cultivate empathy with others. Creating work out of truth rather than fiction can have an even greater impact. But how do you turn the chaos of thoughts, feelings and memories into a play with dramatic structure?

In this workshop Bella will lead practical exercises, experimenting with post-dramatic techniques with a strong focus on the relationship between the performer/s and the audience. Suitable for writers and performers interested in creating their own work.

Bella Heesom is an Ovalhouse Associate Artist. She is the writer and performer of My World Has Exploded A Little Bit, which is at Ovalhouse 23-27 May following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and a Highly Commended run at VAULT Festival 2017 (★★★★★ 'We need more radical honesty and honest artistry of the kind that Bella Heesom offers. She has created something very powerful indeed.' Edinburgh Spotlight). ALL ABOUT YOU, Bella's creative collaboration with Olivier Award-winning director and dramaturg Donnacadh O'Briain, are currently developing a new show celebrating female sexuality, Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself. For more info see bellaheesom.com

  • Thu 25 May, 10:00am

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