This Roundhouse Roundtable digital discussion is open to any person aged 18+
Award-winning playwright and poet Inua Ellams returns to the Roundhouse after his critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles took over our main space last summer. Join Ellams for a structured, yet scattershot 90 minute workshop during which he’ll shine a light on his approach to telling stories on stage. Through sharing his own experiences, examples and interactive exercises, Inua will focus on concepts such as generating epic stories from our names, the inner workings of dialogue and how space and setting can dramatically change and elevate even the most mundane of topics into an engaging piece of theatre.
Whether you’re a seasoned writer or have never written a thing, this workshop will provide valuable insight and practical takeaways that you can apply to your own work, from one of the UK’s most celebrated writers.
Sign up via the form below and you will be sent a link to access the Zoom workshop.
About Inua Ellams
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright and performer. Identity, displacement and destiny are reoccurring themes across his work in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional West African oral storytelling with contemporary poetics, paint with pixel, texture with vector. His books are published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches, Penned in the Margins and Oberon.
Inua’s latest book ‘The Actual’ is out now.
This Roundtable discussion is open to anyone aged 18+
The discussion will last around 1.30-2 hours long.