With Eleanor Crowder*
This dynamic workshop will invite participants to use techniques from storytelling, theatre, and choreography to narrate and embody their own biographical stories. Together we will create a brave space for truth telling and witnessing. Wear comfy clothes, expect to move, and bring a pen and some paper to write with. No theatre, dance, or writing experience necessary!
Workshop is 2 hours and will take place online.
*due to illness Monstrous director Eleanor Crowder will be facilitating this workshop in place of performer Sarah Waisvisz
Eleanor works in Ottawa as actor, director and playwright. A life-long focus on feminism and physical theatre includes popular theatre work in Sudan and Ghana, with OPT Theatre in Action (women’s issues, housing, refugee stories, climate action) and Salamander Theatre, a theatre-in-education company where four of her scripts toured to half a million children over 15 years. She designs long-term neighbourhood projects to foster inclusion and respect for diversity, writing and producing with large intergenerational casts. She is working on a script based on Jane Urquhart’s novel AWAY, which traces the legacy of colonial exploitation through four generations of Irish women.