11-12 March 2023, 10:30am - 5:30pm

A course on collaborative writing with Told by an Idiot co-founder and internationally acclaimed teacher, John Wright.

How can we make theatre without either writer or director? To what extent can we inspire collaborative work? And what’s the point of it anyway?

This is an entirely practical course exploring games and strategies addressing these questions.

John is an award-winning international teacher and theatre-maker. He has worked on a string of productions and projects extending over three decades in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the UK, where his work has been seen at the National Theatre, the RSC, the Royal Court, the Almeida and the Royal Opera House. He was granted a Greater London Arts Award for his contribution to professional training; and his belief that teaching is the greatest source of learning has enabled his ideas to be shaped and moulded by generations of students. He pioneered the teaching of Clown at university level and was one of the first people in the country to offer courses in devising. He is the author of two books, Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy and Playing the Mask: Acting Without Bullshit.

photography by Jorge Lizalde Cano

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