‘Witches at Night’ Workshop
Creative Responses to Early Modern Witch Trials
Friday 31st May, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Northern Stage
Supported by Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute
and the Leverhulme Trust
This interdisciplinary workshop will explore creative and playful ways of responding to early modern witchcraft accounts. Scholars and theatre practitioners will experiment with staging witchcraft narratives, using verbatim and physical theatre techniques. We will workshop these accounts alongside contemporary dreams and nightmares, tracing the ‘dream logic’ of tales of enchantment and violation.
This event will feature short informal talks by Professor Lucy Munro (King’s College London) and by Newcastle academics Dr Ruth Connolly, Dr Kate De Rycker, Dr Alison Atkinson-Phillips, playwright Zoe Cooper, and playwright Margaret Wilkinson.
Please do join us in exploring the creative possibilities of using performance to approach the archival traces of witch trials. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.