Spillage workshop: building the world of your poem

  • The Chapel in the Garden
  • February 24
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • £11.25
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Building the world of your poem

In this fun, interactive workshop, Spoken Word performer Stewart Taylor and Theatre Maker Anna Carr invite you to explore the theatrical possibilities of your work, be it a poem or character based monologue.

Through Drama strategies and focused writing exercises, participants will be supported in creating an individual performance of their work. This could be treated as an end in itself or as a stepping stone to developing a full length piece.

You will need to bring a short poem or monologue, maximum two minutes in length. It may be autobiographical thought does not have to be, as long as the speaker is recounting a significant personal experience.

This workshop complements a performance of Spillage at the Bridport Lyric Theatre on the 25th February, a play which itself grew from a single monologue style poem. It is written and performed by Stewart Taylor and directed by Anna Carr.

A former UK Anti-Slam Champion and Hammer and Tongue National Slam Final competitor, Stewart has several years’ experience as an actor and drama teacher. Anna Carr is a Southampton based theatre maker and graduate of East 15 Acting School. Her recent work includes an interactive exhibition of verbatim poems presented at Southampton Art Gallery and The South Bank Centre as part of British Art Show 8.