Virtual Programme :

The Voice of Our Town

Online writing workshop


Working with Future Paisley, we are delighted to be delivering a series of short online writing sessions and live zoom workshops designed to create a five minute monologue around the theme of “The Voice of Our Town”. Each monologues will take us beyond what people see, hear, or take at face value of the place you live in. 


We are working with 10 writers who live, have lived, or have a connection with Paisley, and in particular the area of Ferguslie Park, through a workshop programme hosted by playwright/producer and creative director of In Motion Theatre Lisa Nicoll. Lisa will guide the writers through a process to turn their stories into a theatrical monologue which will be performed  by professional actors and shown as part of In Motion’s Digital Virtual Theatre Programme in December 2020. 


This is part of a wider project which also features a new play, ‘Other Side of The River’, written by Lisa working with local residents, along with other opportunities for community participation such as our current song writing and dance workshops.


The writing workshops will consist of:


  • An initial live online workshop session and welcome.

  • Three initial short recorded practical writing sessions.

  • A live online session with  group participants.

  • Three more short recorded practical writing sessions.

  • A second live online session with group participants.

  • One to one session with participant and Lisa.

  • One to one session with participant, Lisa and Actor.

  • Monologues will then be directed and recorded by the actors.

  • Monologues will be launched on digital platforms.

The workshop places are now full and the programme has started. The digital monologues will be launched on the 17th of December.

You can see the results of similar projects “Beyond the Headlines” and “The Voice Behind the Picture” below.

Virtual Programme


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