Rewriting Justice — Clean Break



Rewriting Justice: facilitating playwriting in criminal justice settings

21 March 2024 – 21 March 2024

Learn how Clean Break uses playwriting to develop skills and confidence for women in criminal justice settings, and its commission process.

Concessions: £75
Individuals: £95
Organisations: £120

This training takes place in person at Clean Break's building in Kentish Town, London.

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**A limited number of bursary places are available to anyone who has direct personal (not professional) experience of the criminal justice system.

To apply for these, please write explaining your interest in the training event to marking your email with BURSARY REQUEST in the subject heading Wednesday 24 February 2024.

If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please contact and let us know.

This training is open to participants who are women (this includes cis, intersex, and trans women).

Rewriting Justice: facilitating playwriting in criminal justice settings

21 March 2024 – 21 March 2024

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, women's centres and the community as well as examining the personal and social value of this work. The day will be facilitated by Clean Break’s Joint Artistic Director, Anna Herrmann and Creative Associate Titilola Dawudu.

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 for Clean Break
  • Explore next steps for those interested in pursuing this field as a career

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About the Facilitators

Anna Herrmann is Artistic Director of Clean Break. She has been working in the field of theatre and social change for over thirty years, specialising in theatre and participation in the UK and abroad. She joined Clean Break as Head of Education in 2002, becoming Joint Artistic Director/Joint CEO in 2018. With Clean Break she has directed Through This Mist (co-directed with Róisín McBrinn), Sweatbox (national tour and film), Not Pretty Like The Rainbow (national tour) and Catch (national tour). In July 2020 Anna was elected as Co-chair of the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, stepping down in July 2022.

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti writes for stage, screen and radio.

Her first play Behsharam broke box office records at Soho/The Rep. Her second play Behzti was sensationally closed after protests and won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Other credits include A Kind of People (Royal Court Downstairs); Khandan (Royal Court); Behud (Soho/Coventry Belgrade); Elephant (The Rep); Dishoom (Rifco/Watford Palace Theatre), Fourteen (Watford Palace Theatre); the feature film Everywhere And Nowhere; DCI Stone (Radio 4); Londonee (Rich Mix); Dead Meat, (Channel 4), and An Enemy Of The People (BBC).

Her first collection of plays, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti: PLAYS ONE, is published by Bloomsbury.

She is currently writing screenplays for Home Team, Cuba Pictures and Ffilm Cymru/Martha Stone Productions. She is adapting Sathnam Sanghera’s Marriage Material for the stage and writing plays for the National Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and Clean Break.

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