Masterclass: Autobiographical Theatre

Masterclass: Autobiographical Theatre

Zoom Masterclass with Caroline Horton
  • Caroline Horton Arvon Writing Tutor Headshot
    Caroline Horton
Date Tuesday August 2nd 2022, 19:00 - 21:00 BST
Location Online

Autobiographical theatre is a popular and growing genre. Caroline Horton has been drawing on her own life experiences and turning them into shows since 2010. In this workshop, she’ll share some starting points and explore how form and restriction can transform your source material into something more universal whilst retaining the power of the personal. Even when dealing with autobiography, we can still give ourselves licence to play and translate and sublimate. As a theatre-maker, the workshop will help you think about your work as performance as well as on the page.

The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar (19:00-21:00), so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.

Online: £35

Concessions: £17.50

As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.

We are committed to making our Arvon at Home programme accessible to as many people as possible.

Across all of Arvon at Home

Masterclasses and Online Writing Day

How I Write

Subject to funding/permissions (please contact us for more details)

If you have any access issues that we have not covered here, please contact us on

See here for more access information.

"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



See all Courses & Retreats