Hannah Williams Walton

(UK): January – February 2012

About Hannah

Hannah is a graduate of Drama with Creative Writing at the University of the West of England. She has always been fascinated by all things technological and loves to watch fantastic people make interesting things. She first became interested in Blast Theory’s work during her final year of university when she wrote her dissertation ‘Technology; theatres, plays and performance.’

Since volunteering she has worked as the Pervasive Media Studio Assistant and No Boundaries Coordinator at Watershed in Bristol, UK. She now works as the Programming Coordinator at Brighton Dome and Festival.

Alongside working in the creative industry she writes plays and has had work shown at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and the Brewery Theatre in Bristol. She was also invited to join the Royal Court Young Writers Group and BBC E20 Writers School in 2012.

About the volunteership

I spent three brilliant months with Blast Theory at the beginning of 2012. Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel like part of the team really early on. I was involved in a wide range of tasks from archiving, drafting scripts, audience research to helping to organise events. They really took the time to find out what skills I wanted to gain from the internship, and set up one to one meetings with everyone in the team to help with career advice.

After finishing my internship with Blast Theory I went up to Manchester with them to help with I’d Hide You, their show at Future Everything. It was the highlight of my time with Blast Theory and made it absolutely clear in my mind that I wanted to carry on being involved in the industry. I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with Blast Theory and really appreciate all the help and support they gave me early on in my career.