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