Make it Write, a collective of artists working to improve opportunities for new writing and fringe performance in Liverpool, is offering a theatre workshop designed especially for community groups.
Stephanie Pitchers, a specialist in community theatre, will be running a 12-week course on how to devise issue-based shows.
“I enjoy devising issue-based theatre and working with people from diverse backgrounds,” says Stephanie who has a BA in Community Drama from LIPA and certificates in Education and Training from Blackburne House.
The system uses collaboration with those affected by issues to explore new ideas and solutions.
“Actors become creators, directors need to be able to facilitate workshops, characters can be played with and transformed throughout the process. It is a great way to engage community groups and enables people from all walks of life to have their story told,” explains Stephanie.
This course, planned to start on Monday November 9, would be ideal for anyone who is interested in creating theatre and performing or working with community groups.
Her recent roles have taken her to such diverse places as Chester Zoo where she was a penguin, to being director and facilitator for a community play about breast cancer at Breastfest in Manchester. Stephanie also played a wicked banker in Here is Thy Sting for Make it Write, at Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool. Earlier, Stephanie ran a Theatre for Democracy course in Kirkby and is also skilled in puppetry and the art of clowning.
This will begin as a virtual course but it is hoped that there will also be a couple of face to face sessions.
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