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Co-creation - Making ‘with’ not ‘for’

Young vic

Co-creation - Making ‘with’ not ‘for’

Tuesday 11 August

4.00pm – 6.00pm


This session will explore the many questions that co-creation poses and open up some practical thinking around how to approach making theatre together.  Julia Thomas will lead the workshop, using the production Go Tell the Bees that she is currently co-creating with National Theatre Wales TEAM and people in Pembrokeshire as a case study.


There will be opportunities to discuss, respond and listen. To share experiences or simply absorb the ideas that arise through questions like:


  • What problem are you trying to solve?
  • Can a creative process be equal for everyone involved?
  • How do you share a vision?
  • What words do you use to describe what you are doing and with who?
  • How do you find the story?
  • How do you tell the story?
  • How will you measure the achievement of your work?
  • This session is open to theatre makers who are interested in telling the stories that matter to those who don’t make theatre (yet).


If you are interested in attending, please click the sign-up button above and fill in your details.


Closed captions will be available for this session via Otter AI and details on how to use this will be provided on the day.


We will ensure that access provision is in place for all participants. Please let us know if you have any access requirements using the space on the sign up form so we can get appropriate provision in place.


Zoom details will be sent to you the day before.


This session will be recorded and made available afterwards for anyone who cannot make it.


Julia is a freelance director, she was Associate Director at National Theatre Wales and RTYDS Resident Assistant Director at Curve, Leicester and Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio.  Julia is a member of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theater.


RTYDS is currently curating the Young Vic Directors Programme. You don’t need to be a member of the Genesis Network to take part in this session, but you do need to be a professional director, designer or producer and not in full time education.


You can find out more about the Young Vic Genesis Network and sign up here.  


The Genesis Network is funded by the Genesis Foundation.