Greenwich Theatre offers useful free workshops for theatre makers

At the end of March, Greenwhich Theatre is offering two very timely and helpful workshops for theatre makers

DEVELOPING A SAFER WAY OF WORKING is delivered by performer and producer Alexandra Donnachie in 2 parts: a comparison between two trauma-based shows with very different processes.

Alexandra’s first play was an autobiographical piece which she performs with her younger sister, Kate Donnachie. The play (3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle) is an exploration of the effect Alex’s eating disorder had on the sisters’ otherwise very close relationship. They play was self-produced primarily for budgeting reasons and although it was very well-received when it toured across the UK, including a run at EdFringe 2018 (Underbelly), no safeguarding measures which might now be seen as non-negotiables in a rehearsal room were put in place and so the process of making and repeatedly performing the play unfortunately had a damaging effect on Alex especially. 

In this workshop Alex unpacks what she has since learnt from having the complete opposite experience when working on When We Died which has numerous safeguarding measures in place for her, the wider creative team and, importantly, for audiences.

She’ll share what she would – and does – do now, and indeed what she’d advise other artists to do to protect themselves and those around them when making trauma-based work. 

📅 Mon 27 March

⏰ 2pm – 4:30pm


HOW TO MAKE WORK ABOUT “TRICKY TOPICS” is facilitated by Dr Julia Langley (Forensic Psychologist and Theatrical Trauma Specialist). This involves creatives & audience care regarding trauma and violence on stage.

This workshop aims to help attendees question and situate their art making, its purpose and its impact. The training gives an outline that artists and theatre makers can use to consider and reflect upon their practice.

📅 Fri 31 March

⏰ 2pm – 3:30pm


Both workshops are FREE to attend but a small donation is welcome.

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