THE PLAY’S THE THING Writing around Space and Objects in Theatre - Neel Chaudhuri
This intensive playwriting workshop focused on writing dramatic performance texts based on selected artworks displayed inside the museum. Conducted by acclaimed theatre practitioner Neel Chaudhuri, the workshop began with writing exercises: experimenting with writing for a space, in a space and with space on the first day. On Day Two, participants after a selection of artworks developed initial concept ideas for writing creative fictions around artworks. It concluded with refinement, more discussion and sharing of performance scripts during the last session. The workshop allowed more narratives than the art-historical readings of artworks to emerge and open up imaginative extensions.