IdeasTap Workshop – An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre

An Introduction to Verbatim Theatre

Join theatremaker Carla Kingham for a free two-hour long workshop exploring the exciting potential of verbatim theatre.

Working from Carla’s recent experiences developing her own project No Border, and looking at other recent examples of uses of verbatim techniques, this session will look at the perks and potential pitfalls of verbatim theatre. Considering all aspects of the verbatim process, from methods of gathering material to its application in performance, this session aims to give participants a better understanding of how the process works, and how they might apply it to their own practise.

This session will aim to shed light on some of the vital question-marks looming over the verbatim process:

  • Why verbatim?
  • What does it entail?
  • Is it ethical?
  • Process vs Genre?
  • How to gather material?
  • The role of the playwright
  • The role of the actor
  • Verbatim and technology

Participation is best suited to attendees with a background or interest in writing and/or directing, and is not really suitable for actors.

Carla Kingham

Carla is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. She trained at Mountview, is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and read for an MSt in Creative Writing at Oxford. She is head of drama at JG Theatre College in Henley-on-Thames and also works as a freelance workshop facilitator.

As well as developing ACE funded verbatim project No Border, Carla is also currently resident director on the UK tour of Lotty’s War under Bruce Guthrie, and is soon to launch her own Shakespeare training programme for young people.

How to book: Book here

Dates: workshop takes place on 24  November 2014 at 3pm – 5pm

Location: IdeasTap London

Source:  IdeasTap Spa

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