Do you want to learn how to turn oral history into script?
A free day-school of three workshops co-hosted by Camden People’s Theatre and Star Creative Heritage!
Camden People’s Theatre, 11am – 4:30pm, Saturday 8th July 2023.
Places are very limited for this day-school that has emerged from a collaborative partnership between CPT and Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Project.
If you are interested in learning how oral histories can be used in performance and how to create verbatim theatre, then join us for this free day-school “Turning Oral History into Script”.
Practitioners in the field (an oral historian and a writer) will co-facilitate the sessions, sharing their own experiences and demonstrating best practise. This opportunity comes from a collaborative partnership between CPT and Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Project (a current oral history project based in Camden).
11am welcome tea/coffee and introductions
11:30 workshop one: Sara Clifford (Inroads productions). Sara will discuss the methods she uses for turning oral history into theatre. Etc etc etc She will draw on her own experiences to etc etc etc Sara will also talk more broadly about projects that have used verbatim theatre from life histories and show some examples of best practice in the field.
12:45 workshop two: Sam Carroll (Star Creative Heritage). Sam will explain the origins of the Sweet Thames project and its progress to date including an overview of oral history collection and interpretation. Using the recently collected interview extracts and transcripts the group will work together to consider how to get started on putting a performance together themselves.
14:30 workshop three: We will screen the performance of the Sweet Thames Verbatim Theatre Performance, including some overview thoughts by Ewan Wardrop recorded on the 30th June at an online event.
15:45: closing discussion about the performance in the context of the earlier workshops and Q&A