Please browse the info below to catch up on what I have been up to.
With Graeae Theatre Company (partnered by Live Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hull Truck), mentored by Stef Smith
When Write to Play was just a germ of an idea it was fuelled by a need – for the larger theatre ecology to acknowledge, develop and produce work that was written by D/deaf and disabled writers. The hope was to bridge a gap – for the writers to experience expertise from leading new writing organisations in developing their craft, and then for this investment to go full circle and start to create change in culture and in practice.
The programme offers five new writers each year the opportunity to hone their craft and explore their ideas in a supportive environment. The programme involves:
Write to Play ran from December 2015 - November 2016
Written by Rebekah Bowsher (Directed by Katie-Ann McDonough)
Showcasing new writing from the UK’s up and coming playwrights, as well as excerpts from established plays, Women Redressed presents theatre that plants female characters centre stage and probes our perceptions and expectations of gender.
Gift Return is a short comedy set in a store that has issued every woman with a gift, but you better like it because it can't be returned. It was met with a very positive audience response.
'Gift Return' was performed at Park Theatre from 31/07/2016 - 01/08/2016
Five script in hand performances of brand new plays from emerging writers. Write Back is an opportunity for emerging theatre writers and directors to collaborate on a new short play, and present it in a special script-in-hand performance. Brought together by Alphabetti, five partnerships of writers and directors will get access to rehearsal space, dramaturgical support, and attend a workshop with a local leading theatre director.
'Sons of Man' writter by Chris Wilkins and Stu Nimmo was performed at Alphabetti Theatre on 26/04/2015
'Hello, Spaceboy' was performed at Alphabetti Theatre on 27/09/2015
'Dig' was performed at Alphabetti Theatre on 27/09/2016
10 Minutes to ... Take Off is a Live Theatre initiative to develop new writing talent. I was selected to have my ten minute play 'Fold. Throw. Repeat.' produced by director Morag Iles.
Harold likes aeroplanes. Harold really likes aeroplanes. Imagine his surprise when he throws an aeroplane and it takes off all on its own.
'Fold. Throw. Repeat.' was performed at Live Theatre, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on January 25th.