Life Writing Workshop

Life Writing Workshop with Jane Houston Green

Treading the Borders Theatre Company

Writing Drama from Life Events

How do you use your own experiences as a launchpad for new ideas for theatrical writing? What do you share and how to write that in a way that has relevance and interest in the context of a play?


We can use this as a means of cathartic endeavour or because it can highlight an issue that continues to be on a bigger agenda. How we combine the actual with the imagined means contemplation and thought but can be an exciting way to explore a topic.

The number of characters involved can differ; the place, the time, the setting and how this might be translated to stage or radio are all open to question. It will also raise issues both personally, and for others who might have been involved, so looking at the truth of an event or experience needs careful analysis.