Rewriting Justice is a one-day training course for theatre-artists, early career playwrights and criminal justice professionals with a particular interest in how to facilitate playwriting workshops in criminal justice settings (including prisons), women's centres and community settings. The day will be facilitated by Clean Break’s Joint Artistic Director, Anna Herrmann and playwright Vivienne Franzmann.
Through drama and playwriting exercises, group work and discussion, participants will:
• Learn creative ideas and exercises for facilitating playwriting with women in criminal justice settings
• Identify best practice when working creatively with adults in vulnerable circumstances
• Hear insights about working in prisons as a playwright with Clean Break
• Explore next steps for those interested in pursuing this field as a career
About the Facilitators
Anna Herrmann is Joint Artistic Director of Clean Break. She has been working in the field of theatre and social change for thirty years, specialising in theatre and participation in the UK and abroad. She has been with Clean Break since 2002 as the Head of Education, leading the company’s award-winning work with women in the criminal justice system and women at risk of entering it. As Joint Artistic Director she has directed Through This Mist (co-directed with Róisín McBrinn), Sweatbox (national tour and film), and Not Pretty Like The Rainbow (national tour). In 2020 Anna was elected as co-chair of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance.
Vivienne Franzmann was a drama teacher for 15 years and has taught playwriting around the UK and internationally. In 2008, she won a Bruntwood Playwriting Award with her first play Mogadishu and went on to be awarded the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2010. Vivienne was Resident Playwright for Clean Break Theatre Company in 2012 and in 2014, commissioned her fourth play Pests, which was co-produced by Manchester Royal Exchange and the Royal Court and toured nationally.