Artist Development / Writing

National Theatre Studio – a writing journey

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national theatre studio attachment

Lately I’ve been stretching the definitions of my practise.  I’ve always made theatre through a devising process and in a way I guess I’m the auteur of my own work, although I kind of hate that term.  In a way I don’t care how work is arrived at, and I’m excited that the boundaries are now being blurred between new writing and devising right now in the theatre.

I was given an attachment last year to the National Theatre Studio to explore my work beyond Cartoon de Salvo.  I’ve really enjoyed the co-writing the NTW play and it’s journey has very much been through a devising process to now a scripted one.  Following the attachment I was encouraged by Sarah Murray, Matthew Poxon and Selma Demitrijevic to write some thing else…this led to being invited on the Royal Court’s first 26+ writers group and a play called ‘The Life that I Have’.  And strangely all this comes full circle.  Writing feels entirely connected to impro for me, and if an impro background has been good enough for Stella Duffy and Patrick Marber, it’s good enough for me…

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