Louise Blackwell

Brighton People’s Theatre

From 2017 – 2020 I worked with Brighton People’s Theatre as Associate Producer. I helped them raise money to set up and launch the company and develop a programme of work to engage with a range of adults in Brighton & Hove.

Watch our film here.

I helped them develop and produce:

– an installation to celebrate people in Hangleton as part of Brighton Festival’s Our Place in 2018
– Regular theatre workshops run by Naomi Alexander and Luan Taylor with games and creative writing, movement, performance and singing challenges for people to do in their homes and neighbourhoods
– Play-reading groups run by Suhayla El Bushra where they read plays aloud and talk about the art and craft of play-writing
– Theatre clubs run by Maddy Costa where we watch shows (online or in person) and come together afterwards to talk about it
– A sound design workshop run by Melanie Wilson exploring sound in the home and getting people to create their own soundscape
– A lighting design workshop run by Prema Mehta exploring lighting design and getting people to play with lights in their home and neighbourhood
– A costume design workshop run by Rachel Owen getting people to create mood boards and design and make costumes


You can download information about Melanie Wilson’s sound design workshop. Watch the film and download the pack and explore sound design in your own home.

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Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Brighton Dome & The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.