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Lewis Hetherington

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Contact: lewishetherington@gmail.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Lewis is an award-winning playwright and performance maker. His work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling. He is the 2019 IASH Creative Fellow for the University of Edinburgh and the Traverse Theatre. He is creative lead on The Coming Back Out Ball for the National Theatre of Scotland, artist in residence for Creative Carbon Scotland, and an associate playwright for Playwrights' Studio, Scotland.

Recent credits include Rocket Post! (National Theatre of Scotland), BOYS (The Pappy Show), How To Fix a Broken Wing (Catherine Wheels), and Cèilidh (Theatre Gu Leòr). As an associate of Analogue he won two Fringe Firsts and the Arches Brick Award for his work on Mile End, Beachy Head, 2401 Objects (with Oldenburg Staatstheater) and Stowaway. Other credits include two collaborations with Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker, The Secret Life of Suitcases (Unicorn) and Cloud Man, as well as Friends Electric (Visible Fictions), Leaving Planet Earth (Grid Iron/EIF), Instructions for Butterfly Collectors, A Perfect Child and Sea Change (Òran Mór).

Lewis has worked extensively as a workshop leader, facilitator and lecturer across primary schools, Universities and arts institutions in the UK and the rest of the world including in USA, Canada, China, Singapore and Saudi Arabia. (Photo credit: Iain Craig)

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire

Events can deliver

Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Care-experienced people; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Environment & climate; Event production; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Performance training; Science fiction; Urban communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30