MCH | BLANK

Official website for Mark C. Hewitt & Blank Productions

workshops
for adults and young people
since 2006

Workshops for writers
In collaboration with
New Writing South, Mark C. Hewitt has developed a course for writers interested in finding bespoke ways to present their work for audiences. These performance-oriented courses - variously entitled ‘Experiments with Live Literature’ and ‘Making Innovative Live Literature’ - explore a range of approaches to developing text for performance (or installation), encouraging collaboration across artforms and an open multimedia approach to experimentation and possibility. From these courses, a number of writers have gone on to develop their own first funded productions, some of which Mark has gone on to direct.

Workshops with young people
Workshop projects with young people have also focused on ‘making’ and ‘experimentation. Projects over recent years include ‘Farming Stories’ (in Louth, Lincolnshire, as part of Wolds Words festival), and working with students at Eastbourne College on developing projects for Arts Award. In 2011, Mark directed
Free Speech for LLL Productions, a highly successful young people’s ‘festival of words’ that involved a number of schools in East Sussex in making performances and installations with freedom of speech as the core theme.

Workshops for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Mark has also worked with marginalised and vulnerable individuals on a range of projects: from homeless people in Canterbury (
The Lost Room), addicts in recovery (Diving into the Wreck) and offenders in prisons (Penned Up).

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Rehearsals for Farming Stories at Riverhead Theatre, Louth, in Lincolnshire.