SITE-SPECIFICS with INSANE ROOT’s Hannah Drake & Justin Palmer

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Presented by The Actors' Workshop

The Actors’ Workshop presents a unique insight into site specific theatre, led by Hannah Drake and Justin Palmer, founders of Bristol’s hugely successful theatre company, Insane Root. 

INSANE ROOT is an award-winning site-specific theatre company born in Bristol. Co-founders Hannah & Justin will take you through their process of adapting classic stories to unusual spaces: from what makes an effective performance space to how to cut a script to the logistics of actually putting a production on.

In this 1-day masterclass you will create your own mini site-specific production, exploring how atmosphere, sound and storytelling combine with location to reinvigorate stories and characters that you might have dismissed.


HANNAH DRAKE is a Theatre Director, Dramaturg and Producer based in the South West of England. JUSTIN PALMER trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and the University of Bristol. He has worked extensively across the UK in theatre, film, TV and voiceover. Together, they run INSANE ROOT – a Bristol-born theatre company that reimagines classic plays and stories by presenting them in unusual locations. They are passionate about making the inaccessible accessible – from bringing life to abandoned sites and making Shakespeare a visceral experience, to sharing an open discourse with audiences and collaborators. They believe theatre is most powerful when it is inclusive and personal and aim to create shows that are exciting, immersive and unforgettable.

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