Making Theatre from ‘Real Life’ Stories

with Cora Bissett

This performance has taken place in the past

Cora Bissett will lead a workshop in two parts; the first part will be a discussion on how to survive in a competitive and hard-hit industry. How we can evolve as artists and what tools we need to weather the storms. Cora will also chat very openly about the work she has made and how she got it off the ground; pitfalls she traversed and tips on how to be resilient.

The second part will be focusing on the stories you want to tell. Bring the seed of an idea. We will workshop how you find the route through that story, what makes it vital, what form would you tell it in?

Cora Bissett is a director/actor/writer/theatre-maker. She strives to make work which connects viscerally with audiences who feel theatre isn’t for them. Drawing on popular music forms, physical theatre and highly visual elements, she has taken astounding real life contemporary stories and worked collaboratively to shape them into theatre shows which, though broad ranging, often shine a light on the complex nature of injustice within systems. She has garnered many awards over the years, including multiple Fringe Firsts, Amnesty International Awards, Off West End Awards for best new Musical and an Olivier for her shattering site specific piece on human Trafficking, Roadkill, created with Stef Smith. Most recently her screen adaptation of Adam won a BAFTA. (written by Frances Poet). Her own play What Girls Are Made Of travelled from the U.S. to Melbourne to Sau Paulo and is under commission to Black Camel to be made into a screen adaptation.

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Making Theatre from ‘Real Life’ Stories