The idea to begin developing creative workshops for the writing process came about while I was training as a drama practitioner. I was reading a lot of Stanislavski at the time, and it struck me that many of the techniques in his system could really help me as a writer.
Seven years ago, I began to take the idea of myself as a writer seriously. I completed courses in creative writing. I read a lot of books. I was making work, and I could see that my work was getting better. Although I felt like I was beginning to develop my own process, I still felt frustrated and somehow disconnected from it.
What I saw in Stanislavski’s “system” were practical techniques that I could use every day to improve my creative ability. Our creative expression is what makes us unique as artists. If we allow ourselves the opportunity to access, evolve and understand it, the more ambitious and profound our art will be.
I founded One Fine Morning in 2017 as a platform to share these techniques with people who have a passion for writing and are interested in exploring how to overcome what Stanislavski referred to as “the phenomenon of inspiration”.
Caitríona Fitzsimons first trained at Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland Youth Group and went on to become a member of the performing community there for several years.
After forays into making music, journalism and fine art photography, she has spent recent years developing her skills as a poet, playwright and screenwriter.
Caitríona wrote and produced her debut short film Becoming in 2015. Her debut one act play 'Wanted' is currently in development for production in 2018/19.
As the creative practitioner behind One Fine Morning, she has been facilitating creative workshops since 2017. She also works with 2020Dentistry.com as a Digital Reporter.