LEWIS HETHERINGTON

Playwright, Director and Theatre Maker.

 

 
 

ABOUT ME

ABOUT MY WORK

I’m an award winning Glasgow-based playwright, director and performance maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and finding new ways to tell stories.

 

I’m passionate about trying to explore voices and narratives which are not being heard, and to find the most potent way to share them with an audience, whether that is through text, music, visuals, or anything else that might emerge from the creative process.

 

My process is one of curiosity, play, sincerity, problematising, silliness and hope. I want to create work which is experimental yet accessible, epic yet intimate and creates space for the possibility of change.

I've worked throughout Scotland and the rest of the world, from castles to climbing arenas to swimming pools. My work spans everything from writing commissions, to directing, dramaturgy, teaching, devising, teaching and facilitation and leading participatory processes.

 

I’ve worked with organisations including the National Theatre of Scotland, Creative Carbon Scotland, Catherine Wheels, Imaginate, The Unicorn, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Traverse, A Moment’s Peace, Grid Iron and the EIF.

 

My collaborations with Analogue won two Fringe First awards as well as the Arches Brick Award. Both his shows with Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker were been selected for the Made In Scotland showcase.

 

My work has presented throughout the Scotland and the rest of the world including performances in Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Dubai, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

"...I cried while watching The Secret Life of Suitcases – tears of delight, at the artistry on display, and tears of sadness, provoked by the production’s quiet warnings about a world permanently at war. Where’s a magical suitcase when you need one?..."

★★★★

Arts Hub Australia

CURRENT WORK

Artist in Residence with Bike For Good, as part of their VeloCommunities Project funded by the Climate Challenge fund.

I will be in residence at Bike for Good for the next year and a half, to capture, celebrate and ask questions about the work they do to promote cycling, community and carbon reduction in Glasgow.

 

I’ll be working closely with film maker Geraldine Heaney and the people who use the cycling hub to create a film which captures their ideas about what kind of city Glasgow could be, what we hope it will be.

 

Through workshops, interviews, interactive installations and lots and lots of cycling we will create space to ask difficult questions about climate change and placemaking.

 

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BOYS with The Pappy Show

Dramaturg

The way we move. The way we talk. The way we think. We want to show you the things about boys that you never get to see.

 

From our tenderness to our silliness, our strength to our vulnerability, from the way we walk, to the pitch of our voice, Boys is a celebration of manhood.

We’ll show you stories of our brothers, best friends, parents and lovers.

 

Devised and performed by an ensemble whose communities, families and heritage span across the world, Boys is a joyful and tender dance that uncovers the endless possibilities that make up a man.

 

Winner of the Orgins Outstanding Work Award at VAULT Festival.

 

Recent performances at Home Manchester and Latitude, will be next seen at the New Diorama November 2018

 

newdiorama.com/whats-on/boys

RECENT WORK

CONTACT

I’m represented by Michael Eliot-Finch at Brennan artists:

brennanartists.com/clients/lewis-hetherington

 

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LEWIS HETHERINGTON

office 232,

The Briggait, 131 Bridgegate,

Glasgow

G1 5HZ

hello@lewishetherington.co.uk

Office 232, The Briggait, 131 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ

 

hello@lewishetherington.co.uk