Presented by Monkeywood Theatre

Am I still Young? Your Story Your Way

A practical workshop for young writers with Monkeywood and writers Cathy Crabb and Hazel Gibson. 

This workshop will explore the development process behind Cathy and Hazel’s new play Am I Still Young? and give young writers the tools to tell their own stories in their own way.  

No previous writing or theatre experience is required; this free workshop is open to everyone aged 18 – 25 who thinks they might like to write. 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Monkeywood are an award-winning Manchester theatre company making authentic and innovative new plays telling untold stories rooted in Manchester. They make work with and for groups and communities whose stories aren’t usually told onstage, engaging audiences who don’t usually go to the theatre.  They work with young people and community groups alongside artists to develop their work.   

Previous projects include:  The Manchester Project (HOME, National Theatre), Trial (Bolton Octagon), By Far The Greatest Team (The Lowry), Multi-Story (Bolton Octagon), Flesh (Royal Exchange Studio), Once In A House On Fire (The Lowry, Northern Stage) 

About the speakers 

Cathy Crabb 

Cathy is a prolific writer of plays and poetry. She has two poetry collections with Flapjack Press MUMB and Beside The See-side and appears in a few anthologies. Her plays have been performed at Contact, Royal Exchange, Oldham Coliseum and HOMEmcr as well as toured nationally. This is her first collaboration with her daughter Hazel.   

Hazel Gibson 

Hazel is a 19-year-old artist, illustrator and writer. She has done illustration for Coronation Street, Take Back Theatre, and the new image for Contact Theatre’s 50th anniversary. She was a creative protagonist for Contact and Reclaim. She is married to the writer Adam Green and proud mother to Emmy Green Superqueen. 

Book for the script in hand sharing of AM I STILL YOUNG? here.

2 hours

Open to ages 18 – 25

Free. Booking required.