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 (autumn 2019 term) 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 Park Theatre. The plays will be collected together and printed as a paperback, each participant will recieve a free copy.
WHEN: 4pm till 6pm each Tuesday between 29th October and 17th December 2019
Dates: 29/10/2019, 5/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019, 26/11/2019, 3/12/2019, 10/12/2019, 17/12/2019
PERFORMANCE: The Park Theatre Sat 25th Jan 2020 10am-1pm
WHERE: Park Theatre N4 3JP
HOW MUCH? Free
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’
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.’
‘It was good to do more writing, in school we are given help but here we were given an extra boost. The best thing about the project I think was to be able to get down and write’.
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’
Key Words is run by Turtle Key Arts. Key Words was originally devised by Turtle Key Arts with Royal Court Theatre.