dramaturgy, script editing, script reading

I am drawn to dramaturgy as a way of understanding many different things in different ways. I am interested, for example in Urban Dramaturgy and the idea of  engagement with a city’s communities or constituencies, however that might be defined, as a starting point for theatre making.  I am also interested in Project Dramaturgy, where the underlying processes of a project, its partners, its visions, its practices can be inhabited over time by its participants as a way of deepening participation and engagement.

Here’s the formal stuff

Project Dramaturg –  on Ogmius, launching November 2018, extending Crossing The Line, the 2014-17 EU Creative Europe funded international partnership programme with  Mind The Gap (Bradford), Moomsteatern (Malmo) and Compagnie de l’Oiseau-Mouche (Roubaix) – exploring how three theatre companies make work with learning disabled professional theatre makers. .

As of November 2018 I am working as dramaturg with playwright Yves Baigneres on 2 of Yves’ new plays Chair & Demokratia. CHAIR is the first play of Yves’ – a screenwriter and theatrical translator who has worked with, amongst others Roman Polanski, Claude Berri, Trevor Nunn, John Boorman, John Madden, Alistair Reid, Joel Schumacher and Andrew Lloyd Weber. CHAIR was originally given a stage reading as part of Arcola’s PlayWROUGHT festival in February 2016, directed by Richard Speir.

… with writer Pauline Heath to support her development of Never Never Land, with Little Cog and the Arc in Stockton

… with writer and director Vici Wreford-Sinnott on her new play Relocating, also at the Arc in Stockton

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As Director of writernet I delivered over 20 developmental programmes for playwrights Co-produced Developing Theatre Writing, which saw 100 workshop leaders and playwrights come together to share and explore diverse dramaturgical practice over 4 days at The Royal National Theatre Studio. I produced Commissioning the Future, a symposium which brought together 85 invited literary managers, directors, writers and theatre makers at the Young Vic  to consider Literary Management practices. Challenging Language was a one day laboratory with 4 practical case study presentations and 8 prepared provocations to explore writing for performance in non-traditional forms at The Jerwood Space

I worked on a Verity Bargate shortlisted script, undertook dramaturgy and direction for TAPS (Teddington Arts Performance Showcase)

Script Editing

I worked with Bill Gallagher (Skin Deep Productions) on a script for Granada; Michael Zagor (Merlin Productions) on 6 scripts for ABC, CBS, NBC & Lorimar and David Stacey & Josh Golding (Airtight Productions).

Script reading

for Channel 4, Granada, The Royal Court, Paines Plough, Northern Stage, ATG.

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