Warrior Poets was born out of an exciting partnership between The Marlowe Theatre and Workers of Art, the team behind Canterbury’s beloved Wise Words Festival. Together with artists from across the Kent and the South East, we worked with young people in care and young refugees to explore and celebrate the resilience that develops through facing adversity at such a young age.
The Team behind Warrior Poets
Artistic Director Lemn Sissay
Lead Poet Joelle Taylor
Projection Artist Pete Wallace (Butch Auntie)
Visual Artist Greg Stobbs (Squirlart)
Musician Richard Navarro
Shadow Poet Alex Vellis
Shadow Poet Patrick Connelly
Dance Lead James Middleton
Dancers Donny Ferris and Marlowe Dance Company
Designer & Maker of the fabric house Emma Caller
Video Technicians John Worthington & Joshua Garner
Producers Workers of Art and The Marlowe Theatre
Warrior Poets’ success has been possible thanks in no small part to the generosity of contributing artists and the communities at The Marlowe Theatre, Workers of Art and beyond, upon which we have drawn to realise this shared vision.
We would like to thank Kent County Council, The Abode and Bombus for their support of the project.
Arts Council England and The Marlowe Development Trust