LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ Activist Theatre

Throughout LGBTQ History Month this February, we’re bringing you selection of Zoom workshops! You can come to all of them or they work as standalone sessions too, check out the full listings on our Eventbrite page.

Did you know that theatre has long been a tool for activism in the LGBTQ community? from early plays defying censorship and prejudice to get stories out there. To the AIDS pandemic with theatre as an activist tool for the community, to championing Trans rights and challenging oppressive governments. Theatre has been a key tool in creative activism. In this workshop we will look at the history of activist theatre and consider how you as a writer can start creating activist works of your own.

Led by Emily Garside, an academic who specialises in LGBTQ+ theatre, and member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Date: 21 February 2023
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm 
Cost: £10 members/ £15 non-members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Book here.

Please note, in the interest of paying fair wages; this course can only run if we reach a minimum number of bookings. We will process a full refund if it doesn’t go ahead. Thanks for understanding!

Refunds for all other reasons can only be processed if cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the first session. No refunds can be given for missed sessions.

Please email contact@londonplaywrights.org with any questions.

Emily Garside is a playwright, dramaturg and academic and by day Arts Marketeer! A specialist in Musical theatre from an academic point of view, her PhD looked at the history of musical theatre and she has since worked on history and analysis of musicals for various publications. Emily is also a dramaturg who has worked on a variety of projects both plays and musical theatre. As Chair of the board for Taking Flight theatre Emily also has expertise in accessible/inclusive theatre an integrated BSL/Captioning. A graduate of RADA and University of Nottingham.  She has produced work with Clock Tower Theatre, Freerayne Productions, Dirty Protest Theatre and The Other Room. And her play Don’t Send Flowers has toured to Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Manchester. Emily works regularly with The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and is a writer for the 14/48 theatre festival there. She has taught Theatre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and Wolverhampton University.


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