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Haworth Hodgkinson has been active in many areas of theatre. His own plays Callum McAllion's Voice, Trolleys, The Play of Ursula and Candles and Pizzas have received public performances in Dundee, Aberdeen and Banchory.

He was Music Tutor on the Fordyce Junior Youth Drama Summer School (1994), and Shadow Music Tutor on the Fordyce Youth Drama Summer School (1994), and ran workshops and directed productions for the Fraserburgh PHAB Drama Group (1994-1995).

After moving to Dundee he ran a youth drama group, Ormiston Junior Theatre (1995-1998), involving weekly workshops, directing productions including collaborations with adult community drama groups, and organising a touring show visiting five community venues in Dundee.

Returning to the North-East, he edited and co-wrote Soul Traders with members of Lemon Tree Writers, performed by Spotlight Theatre in Inverurie (2001).

He has worked with international teams of dancers, musicians and actors in a series of experimental projects under the banner of fast+Dirty, facilitated by Ian Spink at Citymoves Dancespace in Aberdeen (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010) and at Woodend Barn, Banchory (2009).

In 2007, Haworth Hodgkinson founded Wordfringe Festival Players, a theatre company devoted to presenting new work by writers in the North-East of Scotland.

He has written and performed music and live sound effects for approximately 30 other projects with Dundee Arts Centre (collaborations with John Harvey including shows taken to the Edinburgh Fringe and to Stirling as well as touring Dundee venues), Open Door Theatre Company (Dundee), Ormiston Senior Youth Drama Group (Dundee), RU Theatre Company (Dundee), Dundee Rape Crisis Centre Drama Group, Spotlight Theatre (Inverurie), Angus Council (Grundstane Millennium Project in Arbroath) and Wordfringe Festival Players.

With Kathy McArdle he organised Playmakers, a series of rehearsed script readings and discussions with theatre professionals at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen (2003-2004).

He has also organised rehearsed readings in collaboration with Aberdeen College, Aberdeen Arts Centre and Lemon Tree Writers, and scripted and produced teaching and experimental video and audio material for the University of Dundee (1995-1998).


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