Deeds & Words
With my production company Deeds & Words, I am currently performing in and touring my new play Spring Tide at Mablethorpe, which tells the story of how a fictional future Government Minister tries to turn back the tide of global warming by denying all evidence of climate change. Join our climate debate here.
Deeds & Words is a new production and development company which puts words into action.
Deeds & Words celebrates and explores the rhetoric of change. We work at the boundaries between page and stage, with an emphasis on story and character as imaginative avatars of progress. We put a strong emphasis on language in drama, and dramatic structure in fiction.
We take inspiration from the outburst of women’s fictional and dramatic writing associated with the early suffrage movement. Recognising that equality of political agency is unfinished business, we throw out a challenge to put women at the centre of the story – as writers and characters.
Our methods draw on academic teaching and research to shape performance and publication as engaged practice which incorporates interaction with audiences and readers in every project.
Our aim is to challenge the passivity of spectatorship and open up inclusive debate.
We aim to build a network of venues interested in work which is flexible in form, dynamic in subject matter, and rhetorically exuberant.
Our focus is on emerging North West writers, and experienced writers developing new forms or tendentious ideas. The company hopes to collaborate with creative writers and dramatists working within the University sector, reflecting work which increasingly crosses formal boundaries and explores a range of media.
Deeds & Words is set up by Julie Wilkinson and Chris Bridgman.