Teaching

I have eight years of experience in workshop facilitation, tutoring, writing mentoring and most recently lecturing. I am on the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Lit database and have planned and facilitated writing and poetry workshops and sessions for a wide range of groups such as young people, teenagers, migrants, University students and adult learners. My areas of expertise are scriptwriting and spoken word.

I have directed numerous staged performances for young people, including Toonspeak’s Word of Mouth showcase two years running, featuring a mixture of fresh talent and professional performers. In 2016, I co-directed PEEK’s Youth Theatre show based around the theme of mental health. Previous to that I have worked as a writing mentor and assistant director on many issue-based performances, focusing on themes such as fame, the media, stress and anxiety and gender. In addition to my work with young people, I have guest tutored the third year acting students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was an associate lecturer in screenwriting at University of the West of Scotland between 2015 and 2016. I have planned and facilitated writing workshops for companies such as Migrant Voice and Glasgow Life too.

  • Associate Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland, 2015 – 2016  (Introduction to Scriptwriting, Writing for Stage and Screen and Team Writing for Television)
  • Guest tutor,  Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2013 – 2016 (Acting for Camera module, new writers group and Summer School)
  • Workshop Facilitator, 2009 – present (drama, acting for camera, spoken word, creative writing, poetry, devised youth theatre. Companies include Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, PEEK, Glasgow Life)
  • Remedial English teacher and drama leader, Parikrma Humanity Foundation, 2010 (planned and led English lessons and produced a youth theatre programme for slum children)

If you would like to book me or enquire about pricing etc then please send an email to catrionahepburn@gmail.com

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