Writing for Performance: Mexico

This is a long-form group for emerging writers and theatre makers from Mexico to explore and develop a new piece of work. This group is facilitated by Lucy Morrison (Associate Director, Royal Court Theatre), Nazareth Hassan and Rory Mullarkey, alongside Mariana Gándara from the The Bergman Chair and the artistic team at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, working in close collaboration with Anglo Arts.  

The aim of this project is to provide a space for thought and reflection about writing for theatre. To allow writers, artists and institutions to share practice and thinking from different theatre cultures and traditions within those cultures. For each artist to work on the development of a new piece of writing for theatre supported by conversations with their peers and other artists. The project will foster a broader dialogue between two different cultural communities.  

As well as working closely with this group of writers, the project has created space for the wider sharing of practice between the teams at UNAM and the Royal Court. As well as opportunities for more public facing conversations, talks and dialogue during workshop periods in Mexico.

The first phase of this project took place online in 2022, with a visit to Mexico in September 2022 by Lucy Morrison, Nazareth Hassan and Rory Mullarkey. The project will culminate in March 2023 in Mexico City.