Applied Stories' artistic director Fin Kennedy has a long track record of creating innovative formats to bring artists and communities together in imaginative ways, to collaborate as equals on creative projects.
Models vary from playwriting residencies, to youth theatre response pieces, to devising from scratch. The aim is to make under-engaged communities feel at home and welcome in professional venues, by giving them performance opportunities on a venue's main stages.
Please enquire for a no-obligation chat about which models might best suit your venue and its community.
Applied Stories artistic director Fin Kennedy is available for freelance dramaturgy, and writing commissions for youth and community groups.
Please enquire for rates and availability.
Applied Stories artistic director Fin Kennedy can offer workshops for writers of all ages and experience, including helping your organisation set up a new writers' group for the first time.
At Tamasha, Fin founded the Tamasha Playwrights group, a holistic approach to writer training which includes sessions on producing, fundraising, working in schools and writing for other media, as well as the nuts and bolts of the craft of playwrighting itself.
The group's alumni include Iman Qureshi, Asif Khan, Amy Ng, Tuyen Do, Danusia Samal, Ross Willis, Matilda Ibini, Rabiah Hussain and Shaan Sahota.
Need some help diversifying your organisation's networks and artists? Applied Stories can advise on everything from outreach, to scratch nights, to pathways for new talent development - all with an emphasis on creating high quality drama with, for and by your area's diverse communities.
Our artistic director Fin Kennedy was instrumental in expanding Tamasha's Developing Artists network into a 2,000 strong community of diverse theatremakers nationwide, establishing some tried and tested models which can be replicated anywhere.