At its heart, it celebrates the power of childhood imagination to conjure both redemptive art forms and new and better worlds from the implosion of the old.
Sweet Fanny Adams in Eden
A three-year project, commissioned by Stellar Quines Theatre Company and funded by the Scottish Arts Council for performance in Pitlochry Plant Collectors’ Memorial Garden (2003).
2019 – 2021
Holtby’s landscape is both the homeland of her childhood and imaginary: a fictional Riding of Yorkshire continuously haunted by ghosts of the dead and disenfranchised.
Affiliated Playwright – University of Huddersfield
Affiliated to teach on MA courses Writing for Performance and Ensemble Physical Theatre, Training and Performance within the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance.
The Girls of Slender Means
An adaptation of Muriel Spark’s sly and tender novel about a group of young women living on little more than hope and euphoria.
The Loves of Lady Purple
January & May 2008
A team of playwright + video/film designers, dancers, puppeteers, performers and musicians explored the physical and linguistic/aural text of a dramatisation of Angela Carter’s The Loves of Lady Purple.
Dance Workshops / Cortes Island / Canada
Margie Gillis’ Dancing from the Inside Out + Tedd Robinson’s Functional Movement.
Stones Workshop: France
April 8th – 17th 2009
Ten days of immersive psycho-physical training explored within the context of a developing Ensemble.
Margie Gillis / UBC Workshop (Vancouver)
A workshop with solo dancer and choreographer Margie Gills and Professor Michelle LeBaron to explore, through dance and language, the negative and positive character of conflict – its nature and its possible uses.
Displacement Into Destiny – Maybe art will pay in the long run, although it’s unlikely.
Queuing for Everest
Published by Oberon Modern Plays, Directed by Deborah Paige
The Bone Room
Directed by Mark Stuart Currie and Janet Gordon
Creative Workshop Space, West Yorkshire
Established in 2003 by playwright Judith Adams, artist / photographer Simon Warner and Leo Warner, creative director of 59 Productions, Whitestone Arts produces and facilitates creative, cross-media projects. At our base in the West Yorkshire Pennines we develop new collaborative work, supporting emerging artists as well as running and hosting workshops on landscape, art, dance and text. We also have residential and training facilities available for hire in our converted farmhouse buildings.