WRITING FOR THE BODY & THE BRAIN
In bootcamps, Accidental assemble a brave posse of writers to experiment with forms & facets of theatre that have their genesis off the page. During bootcamp, writers will stretch out of their comfort zones, attempting the unorthodox & unexpected. They’ll see examples of plays from companies around the world, work in alternative formats (like devised theatre, clowning, design, and one-to-one performance), and learn to craft performances in a more hands-on, experience-led way. Our facilitators are often working exclusively with writers for the first time too, so we’ve broken some significantly new ground together — for example, playwright-centred workshops in bouffon & Chekhov Technique. Campers (& ‘counsellors’) leave with a fresh perspective on what performance means — and what it can be.
This workshop is most useful for writers 18+ who have an existing practice they can return to, armed with novel insights. It’s geared toward theatre-makers, but writers of any form are welcome: Poets, novelists and songwriters have loved Playwrights’ Bootcamps too.