Historical Drama and Social Activism (Nov 25 – Dec 16 2020)
When our histories are stolen, how do we reclaim our narratives?
Join award-winning playwright France-Luce Benson for a four-part series of revolutionary writing – the debut course in the Global Voices Theatre Anti-School. Drawing upon her innovative process for the three-part epic, Deux Femmes on the Edge de la Revolution, France-Luce will guide participants in an exploration of Revisionist History, and methods of subverting and reclaiming narratives through the writing of new historical drama.
Over the course of four weeks, participants will engage in practical writing exercises, lively discussions and research; taking the first steps in writing their own play based on an event that has been erased or revised as a result of colonization, white supremacy, and/or misogyny.
Workshops will take place weekly via Zoom (with live captioning), and participants will receive short assignments/writing tasks between workshop sessions.
Please note: because of the limited number of places on this course, participants must be available for all sessions.
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Who is this course for?
Anyone whose histories have been erased, oppressed or displaced, and who writes or is interested in writing theatre. No prior writing experience is required.
Due to the sensitive nature of material included in this course, participants must be aged 18 or over.
When will the workshops take place?
Workshop 1: November 25, 2020
Workshop 2: December 2, 2020
Workshop 3: December 9, 2020
Workshop 4: December 16, 2020
All workshops will take place 6pm-8pm UTC.
How much does it cost?
One of the foundations of the Anti-School is a commitment to open access for all – and this includes the removal of financial barriers. Therefore places are offered on a basis of ‘Pay What You Can‘.
According to UK/US industry standards, a place on a four week course similar to this would ordinarily cost 80 GBP / 111 USD.
We ask that prospective participants offer a fee that honestly reflects their ability to pay (considering their average yearly income, social barriers to access and current circumstances).
All fees will contribute to the fair pay of our artists, and future Anti-School initiatives.
All of the sessions will be live captioned via Zoom.
Participants will receive a welcome email where they can detail any individual access needs. If you would like to discuss this before booking a ticket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Book via Eventbrite here.