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 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 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."

Jules Horn


"Land needs to witness story. That story needs to go to that place."

Reneltta Arluk

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