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Collaborative Writing  

Young vic

Collaborative Writing  

Thursday 27 August

10.00am – 1.00pm


In this workshop led by director and theatre maker Jesse Jones participants will explore practical techniques to build character, narrative and plot as a collective. Using exercises borrowed from other creatives and reimagined, participants will get a snapshot into a writing process that takes place largely in the rehearsal room. Please bring a pen, your imagination and be ready to be guinea pigs to see if the process can be replicated over Zoom.


Alongside this Jesse will lead a discussion exploring what it means to make collaborative devised theatre and his experience of being part of a non-hierarchical theatre company, The Wardrobe Ensemble.


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 to anyone who cannot make it.


Jesse Jones is a director and theatre maker from Bristol. He is an alumnus of RTYDS, on the board of trustees at Shoreditch Town Hall and a co-founder and member of multi-award-winning devising company The Wardrobe Ensemble. Most recently he co-directed The Last Of The Pelican Daughters in co-production with Complicite, Education Education Education in the West End, and 1972: The future of sex at Bristol Old Vic. Away from the company recent credits include Pippi Longstocking the musical at Royal and Derngate, Maggot Moon at the Unicorn and Caucasian chalk circle at the Tobacco factory.