Finding the Why: led by Hannah Jane Walker

Date:Sun 05 Feb
Time:2:30pm
Venue:J3
Price:£20 | £15 (Troop members)

"The reason to make anything is to ask what is this?"

In this three hour workshop you will work to find the question at the centre of a show you want to make. This could be a show you have already made or a show which you want to make or you might not have an idea at all yet. Hannah thoroughly believes that all good work has a simple question underneath it and that it is just a matter of finding it.

In this workshop you will work with Hannah in a group undertaking a series of writing workshop exercises in order to find something that fascinates you and to refine it and begin the process of making a show. 

Hannah Jane Walker is an award winning poet, scriptwriter and producer described by What’s On Stage as “quietly profound”. Her poems are full of sharp edges and unexpected angles as well as warmth and empathy for fellow humans. With collaborator Chris Thorpe she has made The Oh Fuck Moment, a “clever, strangely poignant mix of poetry and performance” (The Guardian) and I Wish I Was Lonely, “so cunningly and playfully constructed, that it feels like a gift” (The Guardian). The shows are part performance, part poetry gig and part interactive experience; they are about the difficult and uplifting moments we face in the process of trying to be a person.

Hannah has toured nationally and internationally, had plays and poems published by Oberon Books, Penned in the Margins and Nasty Little Press among others, she has written for The Guardian, run workshops in widely unusual places such as trains and boats and produced projects which put young people at the centre of their own learning and take creative risks. She believes in being tough on your own writing. She loves collaboration.

* Troop member discount is applied when a customer with a valid Troop membership is added to the basket. Online, customers will need to log in to their accounts for the discount to be applied.

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Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

Duration: 3 hours approx.

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