Dates: 3rd - 5th July 

Weds 2-6pm, Thurs 2-6pm, Friday 11-6pm 

Free / Registration Required:


Louise Orwin & Co are offering a workshop for up to 15 trans and female participants between the age of 14 and 18, as part of research and development for their new show CRY CRY KILL KILL.

The workshop will run over 3 days, and will give participants the opportunity to work with an award-winning UK performance artist and her team. Over the course of the workshop, Louise will lead participants in exercises designed to help them learn about both the themes of the work (see below), and models of writing and devising performance. Exercises will be fun and stimulating, encouraging confidence and expressiveness in participants.

The workshop will be an excellent experience for those interested in/studying the creative arts, building confidence, or those interested in a career in performing arts.

Who Will Be There

Workshops led by Louise Orwin, one of her collaborators UK performance artist Jo Hauge, and workshop facilitator Tilly Bungard (who has been trained in issue-based workshops, and has extensive experience working with young people and disadvantaged young women).

All workshop leaders have up to date DBS certificates, and Tilly has extensive safeguarding training.

About the Show

CRY CRY KILL KILL Is a radical, irreverent exploration of clichés of tragic heroines through history, in an attempt to understand tropes of feminised victimhood and seek empowerment in a post #MeToo world. Inspired by horror movies, historical and literary ‘tragic heroines’, and feminist heroes, the show will ask how we can begin to re-write our stories, how we can express our rage, and how we tell our most important truths without becoming victims, or falling into the narrow roles spoon fed to us by pop culture narratives.

The show is currently in early research and development, and will premiere in 2020.

About Louise

Louise is an award-winning London-based performance artist making research-driven performance projects about the female experience, and what it means to identity as female in a fast-moving, media-saturated world which prizes masculinity.Her work is provocative and intimate, covering subjects that are close to home, hard to get your head around, and need to be spoken about.

Louise’s work often involves in depth research within marginalised communities, whose voices she hopes to amplify within the work. To date, she has worked with communities of teenage girls on Pretty Ugly, and survivors of sexual assault in Oh Yes Oh No. With CRY CRY KILL KILL she is working with trans and female participants between the ages of 14 and 70 to research how experiences of sadness and rage is gendered, and how we can become empowered by raising our voices and telling our stories.

More about Louise here: For any questions please contact: [email protected]