The Climate of Writing for Place and Space
24 January 2018
Scotland's Jules Horne and Canada's Reneltta Arluk led an international webinar where they looked at different perspectives on creating theatre based on location and environment. How do your surroundings influence your writing? How is your community's culture reflected in your art?
Link to complete webinar: The Climate of Writing for Place and Space
|Jules Horne is
from the Scottish Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has
won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell
Theatre, Allotment (2011)
and Thread (2012), directed by Kate
Nelson. Allotment won the first CSPA Sustainable
Practice Award at Edinburgh Fringe.
"Have the courage to go out and claim that ownership of your own story."
"Take your characters for a walk. Talk and listen to them to get a sense of their rhythm."
|Reneltta Arluk is of Inuvialuit, Gwich'in and
Chipewyan-Cree descent originally from Fort Smith, Northwest
Territories. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting program from the
University of Alberta and founder of Akpik Theatre, a professional
Indigenous Theatre company in the NWT.
"Situational work is powerful. Get into the environment and onto the land."
"The stage is only a meeting place. You've been travelling and this is where you're arriving."
"Emotions are universal. If you have that emotional core, engagement can happen and the story universally connects."
"Land needs to witness story. That story needs to go to that place."