40 years ago this September the first peace protestors arrived at Greenham Common to draw attention to the siting of cruise missiles there and the global proliferation of nuclear weapons. What are the personal stories behind events such as these that make headlines around the world? In this workshop participants will be helped to develop pieces of dramatic writing which reveal the characters that might have been involved directly or indirectly with the events at Greenham. Who were they? What was the nature of their involvement? And, most intriguingly, what was at stake for them?
The workshop will guide the participants into imagining the tales that people who lived near, worked in, or perhaps invaded Greenham Common Control Tower might have to tell. The tales will be shaped into dramatic monologues. Under the guidance of a professionally trained actor and a Professor of Drama Education, the authors will be given the opportunity to video record their work.
This half-day drama workshop (10.00 – 1.00) will be offered on both Wednesday July 28th and Wednesday 11th August. It is open to all adults. No experience of writing or acting is necessary. The workshop will be led by Andy Kempe, Professor of Drama Education, University of Reading and Emma Garrett, Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.
There is no cost for the workshop though participants will be invited to make a donation to the tower.
Book your place by contacting AndyK@greenhamtower.org.uk