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Rehearsed reading of’ The Manual Oracle’, June 2013.

Rehearsed reading of’ The Manual Oracle’, June 2013.

Rehearsed Reading: 17 June, 2013, Anatomy Theatre & Museum @ King’s College, Strand, London. In June 2013, we organized a rehearsed reading of the completed ‘Manual Oracle’ script, which was produced during the final R&D period funded by the Arts Council England and the Maudsley Charity. New scenes and tableaux that were shown included: ‘Floaters’ written by Luke Williams; ‘Coaching T.’: Dialogue by Phoebe von Held and Thatcher speech by Natasha Soobramanien; ‘Fridge-Talk 1′ by …

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Manual Oracle creative writing workshop: November 2012 & January 2013.

Manual Oracle creative writing workshop: November 2012 & January 2013.

In November 2012 and January 2013, director Phoebe von Held organized a creative writing workshop, taught in two sessions, in collaboration with Natasha Soobramanien and Luke Williams. The workshop was aimed at NHS service users and explored through creative writing exercises, a home writing project, feedback and group discussion of the themes of The Manual Oracle: paranoia, self-consciousness and strategic thinking. The workshop sessions took place at the Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, and …

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