Coming Soon...Telling the Truth
I'm delighted to announce that my book Telling the Truth is in the final stages of publication.
Back in 2008, when I was a Staff Director at the National Theatre, I assisted on David Hare's verbatim play The Power of Yes, about the financial crisis. I loved the form and the process of using the real words of real people to create vibrant, important theatre.
I was invited by the NT to run some workshops on making verbatim theatre, out of which they produced a short video (which can be seen in an earlier blog post). More workshops followed and I worked with many students teaching them how to make their own verbatim theatre. Telling the Truth - How to Make Verbatim Theatre is exactly that, a step-by-step practical guide to making verbatim work. Looking at different examples of my own work, as well as other verbatim pieces; interviews with verbatim practitioners, designers and actors; and activities to help you along the way.
Published by Nick Hern Books, Telling the Truth is due to hit the shelved in February 2018, but you can pre-order a copy via the NHB website: