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The School of HighTide

The School of HighTide

By HighTide Theatre
The School of HighTide podcast supported by Nick Hern Books, is a six-part series expanding on the content of the School of HighTide, our free workshop programme for emerging writers of colour. Its aim is to help artists expand their craft, including practical writing skills, navigating the industry, the future of theatre, politics and artist wellbeing.

Co-created and curated by HighTide Associate Artist Chris Sonnex and Artistic Director Suba Das and produced and presented by artist Naomi Soneye-Thomas each episode features a conversation with a leading arts trailblazer.
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Sustaining Your Creative Practice
In our final episode of this series, we speak to playwright Eve Leigh on how to create a joyful creative practice, finding inspiration beyond conventional structures and getting big ideas down on the page. It was a wide and far-reaching conversation and we hope you're inspired by the discussion. We also reflected on the conversations we've had during this series and our hopes for the future. For more details on the series please visit 
May 25, 2021
Theatre, Journalism and Activism
This week's guest is award winning playwright and journalist Juliet Gilkes Romero. We discussed writing from real life events, shining a light on important issues and creating work that has the power to challenge the world we're living in.  For more information please visit
May 18, 2021
Writing Characters and Intersectionality
Our guest this week is Writer & Actor Temi Wilkey. We discussed writing intersectional characters, how you can create rounded characters and how you can explore the wealth of human experience with confidence in your work. For more information please visit
May 11, 2021
Creating Community and Youth Work: The future for writing and theatre
Our guest this week is Ned Glasier, Artistic Director of Company Three. We discussed creating collaborative work with communities and young people, how theatre can honour its civic duty to its community and the range of artistic possibilities working with communities can offer. For more information please visit
May 04, 2021
The Beauty of Joy: How to Write Work with Joy 
Our guest this week is HighTide commissioned writer Sonia Jalaly. This episode discusses the value of joy in theatre. We chat about creating work that's joyful to bringing joy in to your creative process to the power of using joy to shape your career as an artist. For more information please visit
April 26, 2021
Researching a New Play
Our guest this week is director Debbie Hannan and we explore curiosity lead ways to research your work, from digging deeper into the world, to using art works as research, to finding new surprises in the play itself. For more information please visit 
April 14, 2021