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whose story is it anyway?

Aged 18-25?
Live in or around Hackney?
Do you want to make theatre?

Join Brazilian theatre-maker Almiro Andrade for a six-part workshop programme and explore different aspects of theatre-making such as devising, directing and performing.

The programme will conclude in a scratch performance on Sunday 5 December at the Rose Lipman Building in Haggerston.

November-December 2021

Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27 November
10:00 – 14:00 GMT

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 December
10:00 – 17:00 GMT

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Whose story is it anyway? is an exciting new workshop programme for young people (18-25) living in or around Hackney with a passion for making theatre.

Over four Saturdays, you’ll explore storytelling, performance and theatre-making, working together as part of an ensemble towards creating a piece of theatre.

In the fifth week, the programme will conclude with an intensive weekend workshop/rehearsal, culminating in a scratch performance that will be open to an invited audience (friends & family).

Whose story is it anyway? will be delivered in connection with Foreign Affairs’ upcoming production of Where I Call Home – a play that explores themes of identity and belonging. You’ll receive a free ticket to the play and a Q&A session, giving you a chance to connect with our creative team and industry professionals, and to find out more about working in theatre.

The programme will be led by Brazilian theatre-maker Almiro Andrade.

: location

Rose Lipman Building, Haggerston
43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ

: dates

Four Saturdays in November and one full weekend in December
(see info pack for full schedule)

: cost


: who

  • Young people living in or around Hackney (18-25)
  • Aspiring or emerging theatre-makers
  • Some experience is useful but not essential, just an interest in the programme and a passion for theatre

To apply, please read our info pack, which includes an online sign up form.

Applications close at midday on Wednesday 3 November, but applications are considered on a first-come-first basis until the workshop programme is full.

Numbers are strictly limited (12 places in total), so don’t delay applying.

If there’s anything that you’re unsure of, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

  • on email: team@foreignaffairs.org.uk or,
  • text/call/WhatsApp: 07478 093 697.

You’ll either connect with Camila or Mathilde.

Download the info pack here

Almiro Andrade is a Black Queer Latinx actor, director, playwright, dramaturg, educationist and theatre translator. Their approach sees all stages of theatre-making as acts of translation and their practice champions the production of international pieces in the most diverse settings across the globe since 2000.

Lecturer in Contemporary Acting and Associate Lecturer in Dramaturgy and Performance for Film and Television at University of the Arts London, their latest works include: the research and development project for the first English translation of Namibia, Não! by Aldri Anunciação in partnership with King’s College London and Soho Theatre; The Trial – from the iconic 800-page Jorge Amado’s novel Tieta to an audience participatory event using music, storytelling and breaking-form theatre as dramaturg and assistant director to Franko Figueiredo from StoneCrabs Theatre; a gender-bending adaptation of The Blind One and The Mad One by Cláudia Barral (IntiPress, 2021) produced by Foreign Affairs theatre company; the translation of Brazilian canonical playwright Nelson Rodrigues: Selected Plays (Bloomsbury/Oberon, 2019).

They have been an Artistic Associate at a plethora of theatre companies and collectives including Out of The Wings Collective, StoneCrabs Theatre, Foreign Affairs theatre company, Migrants in Theatre, Brazil Diversity and Global Voices.