Ernie Nolan: A Sense of Place

Ernie Nolan talks about what inspires his work, what the ASSITEJ Congress and Festival means to him, and why he keeps coming back time after time.

Ernie Nolan, the facilitator of the A Sense of Place playwriting workshop, hands the participants a map of Cape Town and tells them to go out into the city and to take photographs of anything they like. Using these photos as stimuli, they will be writing monologues to be shared with, and performed to, the workshop group next week.

You can watch a video interview (2 minutes) with Ernie below. He discusses both his own work and the Cradle of Creativity event.


Victoria is a Theatre-Maker with experience in Theatre-in-Education, Directing, Acting and creating Community Theatre. She is passionate about all aspects of Theatre and its ability to enact positive change. Victoria has been involved in many creative projects across the UK, and is interested in Community Performance practice around the world. Recent projects in the UK include: facilitating a project with 20/20 Youth theatre with LL/D teenagers for Reading Rep, helping to devise and perform interactive shows for children with Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed programme, and teaching Drama in Southwark Inclusive Learning Service (SILS) for children who have been excluded from mainstream school.