Co-Dependently Yours written and performed by Victor Esses and Sitron Panopoulos as part of the Arcola Lab Programme. Dramaturg Angela Clerkin


For many years Angela has facilitated workshops in Devising, Improvisation, Storytelling, Comedy, Solo Performance and Story Structure. Employers have included Middlesex University, Lyric Hammersmith, BAC, East 15, Young Vic, MAP, Improbable, London Bubble, Pankhurst Centre Manchester, Traverse Theatre, London Primary & Secondary schools, Sphinx Theatre, Actors Centre.

“I took part in Angela’s workshop for Theatre Makers at the Traverse theatre. It was perfectly pitched to the people in the room and responsive to our questions and interests. The workshop gave us a fascinating insight into Angela’s devising process. Open, honest and warm, the session was packed with practical exercises and discussion, useful for theatre makers from all disciplines. I would highly recommend.” 
Lucy Skilbeck, Director

Angela’s workshops are always incredibly popular with our undergraduate students. Her energy, experience and creativity combine with a hugely positive and playful nature that often result in students covering a lot of ground in her sessions and producing high quality performance without really knowing how hard they have worked. She has a huge range of unusual and imaginative exercises and approaches to theatre and performance making, and her experience as a practitioner means she can work flexibly with students engaged in many different performance styles and projects.” 

Sam Beale, Senior Lecturer Theatre Arts, Middlesex University.

“The LB+ group includes young people from a range of backgrounds who each bring very different experiences. Whilst this makes for a very interesting and diverse group, it can sometimes be difficult to engage everyone, however they were all really stimulated and challenged by Angela’s workshop. And it’s so good for them to find out more about the industry from someone with as much experience as Angela.”
Marie Vickers Project Leader, Young People’s Programme, London Bubble.


Angela has worked as a dramaturg on many projects formally and on an ad hoc basis. Recently she worked with Victor Esses and Sitron Panopouplos to develop their new show Co-Dependently Yours as part of the Arcola Lab Programme. Other recent work includes “The Night John Curry Won the Olympics” written by Tony Timberlake, developed at The National Theatre Studio; and “In the Company Of Women” with Ruth Worth and Samara Sinclair which they premiered at Edinburgh Festival in 2015.

“Angela really knows how to get to the heart of a piece, she spent time understanding us and our aims before tackling the work. We learnt so much about structure, character and how to communicate our message in an original way. And she is fantastic fun to have in the rehearsal room!” Ruth Worth 2015


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