Dealing With Dreams
A Play Reading

Dealing with Dreams is a play written by local playwright, Stephanie Dale, set in the heady fizz of 1920’s bohemia and explores the extraordinary life and work of controversial artist, Jacob Epstein, his wife Margaret and his lover and later wife, Kathleen Garman. 


Extracts from this work in progress will be performed within the Garman Ryan Collection galleries, written specifically for the gallery, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and in partnership with BBC Radio Drama.


Dealing with Dreams is being developed on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s attachment scheme for writers. The attachment scheme enables writers to explore innovative approaches to new work and provides master classes in writing for performance in over ten areas including site specific work, writing for children and writing for larger stages.


The joint Library of Birmingham / Birmingham Repertory Theatre project is generating exciting new approaches to theatre as The REP explores non theatre spaces for productions and Dealing with Dreams uses the Garman Ryan Collection and the gallery itself as its starting point. This is a 30 minute work in progress presentation with an opportunity to see the piece at an early stage in its development and explore the potential the gallery has as a performance venue for this work.


Due to limited space please book your free place by calling 01922 65 4400.

Refreshments will be available. 


Please note that due to rehearsals the Garman Ryan Collection Galleries on floors 1and 2 will be closed after 3pm on Wed 12 and Thurs 13 May.


Image Credit: Jacob Epstein and Kathleen Garman, The Epstein Archive,

The New Art Gallery Walsall.