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Thinking Theatrically

Open Workshop on Saturday 25 November 2023

Held by Writer/Director of work.txt, Nathan Ellis (UK)

Thinking Theatrically is a workshop inviting you to think about big ideas in a theatrical way. We will discuss what we mean by “form” in the arts and explore some examples together, then consider what we might mean by “form” in theatre. Nathan will talk about making his own work and how form and content are related for him. And then we will attempt in pairs to come up with our own formally experimental theatrical approaches to issues we care about.

SPECIAL!   If you book the workshop you can buy your ticket to the evening performance on Saturday 25 November at the student price! (If you are a student, please contact us by email for your discount).

Practical details

Dates, Venues & Tickets

Zaal 3 (or studio nearby)
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20A, Den Haag

Saturday 25 November
15:00 – 18:00 Workshop

Your profile

Drama students / teachers, theatre makers, writers, amateurs / professionals. Get in touch with us if you have doubts whether your profile fits the workshop.


Workshop tickets here. €40 / participant (incl. VAT). Ticket sales will start soon.


This workshop will be held at Zaal 3 in The Hague. For wheelchair accessibility of this venue, please follow this link for the full information. If you have any concerns about your visit to this workshop or will be visiting using a wheelchair, walker, guide dog etc. please contact Berta Cusso on production@theenglishtheatre.nl.

Nathan Ellis (UK)

Nathan was a member of the Royal Court Invitation Writers’ Supergroup 2018-19 led by Alice Birch and Ali Mcdowall. He is a current member of the BBC WritersRoom Drama Room 2021-22. In 2020 his play SUPER HIGH RESOLUTION was Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award. It was performed at the Soho Theatre in 2022 (★★★★★ The Daily Mail, “compelling” The Observer) directed by Blanche McIntyre and at Staatstheater Kassel in 2023. His play work.txt (a play without actors) (The Guardian) was Offie-Nominated in 2022. It was also invited to the Caravan International Showcase 2022 and will go on an international tour in 2023. His first play NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE YOU (‘a blazing debut’ The Stage) was invited to Incoming Festival 2019 and toured nationally. He is based between London and Berlin.

About the Performance

The workshop is strongly connected to the public performance Work.txt. We highly recommend visiting both the workshop and seeing the actual work of the performer in theatre. Interested? Click here to find out more about the performance!


STET Education

This workshop was organized by STET Education. Since 2013 STET Education offers workshops and performances at schools or in the theatre, and since 2016 we also have open workshops for individuals led by international performers, like this one above. We seek to inspire and engage people of all ages with arts education to help them reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible and international citizens. We highly value the direct contact with teachers, students and audience members. 

For more information and bookings, please get in contact with us at education@theenglishtheatre.nl
or +31 6 20 43 1919