The workshop uses two scenes from The Incident, a new play written by Joakim Daun, to encourage participants to reflect over their own experiences and prejudices. Through theatre games and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques we generate dialogue and explore new narratives based on the participants own experiences.
Participants can be theatre practitioners, audience members who have seen The Incident play to community members who have no experience with theatre. There is no required training or experience to participate. We only ask that you come willing to engage creatively and critically in dialogue and share stories and experiences through theatre and play.
Zoë Guzy-Sprague – Dramaturge & Workshop facilitator
is an American dramaturge, playwright and drama facilitator based in London, who is passionate about creating platforms for untold stories and unheard voices, and about exploring the boundaries of theatrical form. She has worked as resident dramaturge with Company Three, a youth theatre in North London, to develop A Few Mississippi’s, a scratch work that provides a space for teenagers to talk to adults about intimacy. Her short play Define was produced at the Park Theatre in London as part of the Women Redressed Festival. In 2018 she was a member was part of Orange Tree’s Writer’s Collective in London. She is currently working as a creative writing facilitator for diverse youth at Rewrite. She is one of the original creators of The Incident Workshops and has as a Dramaturge and Facilitator on The Incident project since it’s inception in 2017. She holds an MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sinéad Elinore Emery – Workshop Facilitator
…is a Participatory Arts Practitioner, with over 10 years’ experience of designing, delivering and managing arts and theatre focused engagement initiatives. Sinéad has a particular interest in creative approaches to inclusive integration initiatives and accessibility, within the arts. She has been a lead facilitator for companies such as Safe Ground, Greenwich and Lewisham Youth Theatre and Odd Arts, In 2016 Sinéad wrote and directed Citizen-Chip, a scratch show exploring themes of migration and citizenship for a Speak Street production, in line with their work with Islington refugees and asylum seekers. Her interactive performance pieceDirty Laundry, an immersive street theatre installation exploring themes of femininity and shame was shortlisted for the East End Art Night in 2017. Sinéad holds a BA Hons in Drama and Physical Theatre, as well as an MA in Theatre and Global Development from the University of Leeds.
Sanaa Byfield, Assistant Workshop Facilitator
is a Jamaican-Senegalese actor and theatre-maker, based in London. Sanaa completed her training in physical, collaborative and devised theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School. During her training, Sanaa had the chance to perform in a street arts festival, a welcome opportunity, as she wants to find ways of bringing theatre to a wider audience. Growing up crossing borders, Sanaa also wants to explore themes of identity, belonging, race and power through her work. As a theatre-maker, she wants to create work that increases social awareness and discussion around taboo subjects. She is delighted to be involved with The Incident Workshops.