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This workshop will explore the notion of ‘poor’ forms in relation to performance (Grotowski’s Poor Theatre), technology (Aravind Adyanthaya’s notion of ‘Poor Techno Theatre’) and the object or prop (Arte povera).

We will also look at the idea of ‘poor writing’ as a performative. What does ‘poor writing’ look like and how does it intersect with contemporary experiences of austerity and precarity?

The first day of the workshop will comprise presentations, discussions and exercises together with the development of a small scale performative writing project.  The exercises will entail exploring simple technologies, writing practice and performance possibilities. The second day will concentrate on the making and performance of the project with a follow-up discussion on possible future developments. 

This is the third in a series of workshops by Writing& (see for further details).

Please note the £20 fee covers both days.

Saturday 14 September, 11am-5pm

Sunday 15 September, 11am-4pm