Human beings are story-making creatures – it’s how we make sense of the world. We’re surrounded by them – from those we tell about ourselves to those told by society. When the world is complex and confusing, stories can help, or they can harm. Which stories we tell – as individuals and as societies and as artists – is important.
Sarah Woods is an award-winning writer, activist and teacher. Current work includes her dramatization of Jane Goodall’s classic IN THE SHADOW OF MAN, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday November 7th and a new musical THE RUFF TUFF CREAM PUFF ESTATE AGENCY, about squatting and DIY culture (Cardboard Citizens / Belgrade Theatre / Coventry City of Culture) which opens this autumn. Her dramatization of the LIMITS TO GROWTH report, marking its 50th anniversary, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on June 11thand MIGRATIONS (Welsh National Opera / David Pountney), an original opera for which she has written libretti, opens in July 2022. Sarah is Associate Professor at the Denmark National School for Performing Arts, where she leads the Writing Specialisation and co-leads the Programme Module on the MA in Performing Arts.