Bringing Poetry to Theatre

Imogen Stirling and Matthew Lenton

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Imogen Stirling and Matthew Lenton

Join performance poet and writer Imogen Stirling and Artistic Director of Vanishing Point, Matthew Lenton, for a workshop on all things poetry and theatre.

Imogen and Matthew are currently collaborating on Love The Sinner: a fusion of performance poetry, visual theatre and electronic music. Love The Sinner began as a poetry collection and is now being adapted into a mainstage theatre production directed by Matthew; this dynamic and experimental partnership is enabling both artists to question and push their separate practices. Through tracing the project’s journey from page to stage, the workshop will explore the potential for poetry to thrive in theatres and ask questions like:

– How can you write poetry that performs well?
– What is the process of directing poetry?
– How does poetry change when brought into a theatrical environment?
– How do you present poetry to a theatre audience?
– What are the excitements and challenges of crossing work?

Whether you are a poet looking to take your words to theatre, a performer interested in the world of poetry or something in between, this session is a celebration of pushing boundaries and the connection between words and voice.

Imogen Stirling is an award-winning performance playwright and musician. She was recently shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2022 and features as a writer and performer on BAFTA-winning Sky Arts documentary, Life & Rhymes. Matthew Lenton is the founder and Artistic Director of Vanishing Point. His work with Vanishing Point has been performed in many countries across Europe, South America, Russia and China. Love The Sinner completed a 26-date tour around the UK and Europe and is now being adapted for stage, co-produced by Vanishing Point. It will premiere at the Tron Theatre and Traverse Theatre in May 2023. Benjamin Zephaniah called it ‘the work of a lyrical genius.’

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Bringing Poetry to Theatre