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Richard Hitchler


Richard Hitchler (Artistic Director, SteppingStone Theatre, Minneapolis) spent two weeks at Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port, England to observe, learn from, and collaborate with Executive Director Sarah Clover and her staff.

The visit resulted in a collaboration developed through a rigorous two year process that involved identifying 6 young playwrights (aged 14 -19 yrs old) from the U.S.A. and 6 young playwrights (aged 14-19 years) from England, all working with mentor playwrights from the respective theaters (Dane Stauffer from SteppingStone Theatre and Kevin Dyer from Action Transport) to create a the play Bully! Through Skype sessions and multiple meetings the play was written collaboratively, and then produced by both theaters. The actors were also connected together through Facebook and Skype and were able to watch each other’s productions.