PUSHING IMAGINATIVE BOUNDARIES
WORKSHOP WITH MADELEINE ACCALIA
Friday 13 November 2020 (online)
‘Pushing Imaginative Boundaries’ is a playwriting workshop that explores the bridging and blending of different genres and how it can be used to create more surprising work. It examines how to bridge genre gaps, including the thin membrane between comedy and tragedy, and encourages writers to ask themselves: what would happen if I made this a bit weird?
Through the use of imaginative writing and ‘thinking big’, it gives insight into how to breathe play back into the writing process and empowers writers to delve into genres outside of their comfort zone.
You will be sent the Zoom meeting details and further instructions by email the day before the event.
Madeleine is a writer based in Brighton. She was part of the North Wall’s Catalyst playwriting programme in 2017 and won ‘Best Upcoming Young Writer’ at INK Festival 2018. She was a member of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective from 2017-8 and was a finalist in the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2018.
Her play ‘White Girls’, which explored volunTourism within Calais’s ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, was shortlisted for New Writing South’s ‘Best New Play’ at Brighton Fringe 2018, before completing a full run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Her solo show, ‘The Sublet Next to Heaven’ was developed at the Gema Collective’s ‘Too Many Men 2’ Scratch Night and Speakeasy Poetry Night before completing a run at Vault Festival 2020. It has since been shortlisted for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting.
She has a First Class degree in Scriptwriting and Performance from the University of East Anglia, where she won the Schools Award for Outstanding Performance in the Final Year. She is an experienced drama and creative writing facilitator, with extensive experience in special education needs. She is currently working as a company creative at Laughing Mirror Theatre, where she specialises in dramaturgy.