KEY WORDS IS A FREE PLAYWRITING PROJECT FOR 11 - 14 YEAR OLDS WHO HAVE DYSLEXIA OR OTHER CHALLENGES WITH WRITING.
Over the course of 8 after school workshops using games and drama activities the participants will develop their own play with the help of a professional writer and a director. The plays will be performed by professional actors (in a rehearsed reading) at The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. The plays will be collected together and printed as a paperback, each participant will recieve a free copy and a DVD of the rehearsed reading.
WHEN: Unfortunately due to the current situation with Coronavirus we have had to delay Key Words. We are confident that we will be able to rearrange so please do apply and when we have any more definite news we will be in touch.
DATES: To Be Confirmed
WHERE: The Lyric, Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London. W6 0QL
Key Words is an inspirational project for children who struggle with writing. Through playful workshops with a professional writer the participants get to explore their own creativity. They realise that dyslexia is not a barrier to creative writing and they gain confidence from seeing their work performed on a professional stage.
Participants from previous Key Word's said:
‘A really good project, it helped me a lot and boosted my confidence’
“a big experience for me… actually the best experience I ever did”
“fun process…really amazing”
"It made me ‘proud of myself, enabled me to ‘express myself’ and ‘took the fear out of writing’"
"I only found out last year that I was dyslexic, it didn’t help, I just got angry, but this project really helped and now I feel relaxed and confident and I don’t feel there is anything wrong with being Dyslexic now."
"Usually I’d rather just keep my ideas to myself but this really helped me take out these ideas and put them down”
One mother said that the project had ‘changed her son’s life’
A Teacher on the lastest project we ran in 2019 at Park Theatre commented:
“the workshops would offer a chance for these students to develop their confidence with writing, help them perhaps to lower slightly the myriad barriers they have in putting pen to paper in class. What they ended up getting was so, so much more…They also became more confident socially, and with their communication more generally. Where the project really made the most impact, I think, was where it changed the way they saw themselves.”- SENCo teacher
You can read more on his experience with the project HERE
To take part please fill in the on-line form.
Key Words is run by Turtle Key Arts. Key Words was originally devised by Turtle Key Arts with Royal Court Theatre.
Supported by City Bridge Trust