Taking the Stage

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On Tuesday and Thursday of next week (20/22 October), TWP are delighted to welcome Ola Animashawun to Nottingham to lead two workshops called Taking the Stage. Ola has worked at the Royal Court for the last fifteen years, championing new young writers and being an instrumental part of the development scheme Critical Mass. Find out more about Ola by following this link to a video in which he talks to the BBC about how to get started when writing a play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/081215_radioplay_ola_animashawun.shtml

There are a few places left on this workshop, so please contact bianca@theatrewritingpartnership.org.uk or call 0115 9474361 to book yourself a place – you won’t be disappointed. Go on – inspire yourself, and meet other people with an aspiration to explore the stage.

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From Dusk ’til Dawn weekender

If you can’t make Northampton on Saturday, but you’re interested in some culture, check out the FD2D weekender.

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Script readings streamed live!

Talawa Theatre Company is exploring new ways to share and discuss new writing through live streamed rehearsed play readings.

Flipping the Script

Talawa’s series of play readings showcasing the best in Black British writing- is back at the Young Vic for its second series. Flipping the Script is your chance to hear a few of the thousands of different voices that make up the Black British experience.
We understand that many talented writers, both established and emerging, live and work outside of the capital and can’t be at the Young Vic in person, so we are streaming the readings online. With continuous chat room discussion throughout the evening we enable writers of all backgrounds the opportunity to watch, listen and participate.

Executive Producer at Talawa, Christopher Rodriguez, says:
“Talawa is excited to bring live streaming of its Flipping the Script readings at the Young Vic to writers across the UK to join in and comment on some of the best untold Black British stories. The series has always proved to be a sold out success but has been limited to London audiences. Now, Talawa wants to share in the rich abundance of plays reaching the Talawa offices and that would otherwise remain unknown. By livestreaming the readings, we are able to pursue a UK wide discussion around Black British work.”

We launched this initiative on 8 September with a reading of Stevie Amuzu’s White Paper. Networks tuned in to the live streaming included writers from your Theatre Writing Partnership and writers from Trinidad! We believe in the importance of new writing and are reaching out to audiences outside of venues, whilst promoting quality work and writers. Flipping the Script continues on Thursday, 8th October at 7pm, with three surreal short stories directed by winner of the Jerwood Award Daljinder Singh. Mr. Atlantic (Atiha Sen-Gupta), Honey Chil’ (Harold Kimmel) and Rigged (Robert Hutchinson) combine comedy with migration and the search for celebrity. For live audiovisuals of Flipping the Script along with continuous chatroom discussion on the plays being read, please go to:Livestream or Talawa
For full details on the season go to:Flipping the Script’s e-flier

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An incredible opportunity to work with Manchester Camerata

After a fantastically successful pilot programme, Newark and Sherwood District Council were awarded Arts Council funding to develop Visible: opportunities for people over fifty to engage in inspirational and stimulating creative ventures. Visible is being launched with an exciting collaboration between NSDC, Manchester Camerata and Thoresby Gallery. Book your place before it’s too late!

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Bianca Winter
Theatre Writing Partnership
General Manager and Producer

0115 9474361

MOMENTUM 2009:

TWP’s springboard for the year ahead.

2 – 27 October 2009.

Don’t miss out – check our blog for details.

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A city explored, performed

OCTOBER 4, 2009

A city explored, performed.

 

(All images in this post © Christian Payne)

On the 2nd and 3rd of October 2009 Theatre Writing Partnership, Stan’s Cafe and Derby LIVE brought a two-day adventure to the City of Derby. The first day was a city-wide adventure – a kind of treasure-hunt with clues and tasks that produced images, sounds and creative writing in the morning, and then a coming together of participants to produce scripts and monologues in the afternoon. The second day brought a director and 4 actors to the material, producing a performance and presentation that evening: A City Staged.

Listen to Kate Chapman explaining the first day: A City Adventure.

This was a bold and unusual experiment in theatre writing which was very exciting to be a part of, and we want to bring you just a taste of the experience through the media (audio, video, and images) produced by our two social-media documenters: Hannah Nicklin and the excellent Christian Payne (Documentally).

Here we can see two of their turning points in the adventure, which were streamed live at the time through Qik

 

The days would have been nothing without the participants, who though not always privy to the big picture, traversed the tasks given to them with enthusiasm. Here we have an interview with several of them, just back from the morning’s adventure.

 

The material they produced was then wrought into shape by TWP’s Artistic Director Kate Chapman, and a team of four actors, here’s an interview with Gary, one of those actors, and with Kate, just half an hour before the presentation was performed.

Gary:

Kate:

The presentation took the form of a collection of images and sounds recorded throughout the day, and a reading of the dramatic work written in response to the tasks undertaken. The presentation was scored by several monologues which spoke from the city of Derby’s heart – its inhabitants, its churches, and its monuments. Here is a four minute excerpt from the piece:

You can find further highlights from the two day’s images, video and audio on TWP’s Posterous. The audioboos recorded throughout the two days are the best way to follow the tasks and process in detail, and you can find them in order (complete with images and geo (location) tags) here and mapped here. This map allows you to follow Hannah and @Documentally’s progress through the city, enabling you to listen without leaving map view.  (Massive thanks to@buddhamagnet for the mapping facility.)

We will leave you with an interview with Rochi Rampal, one of the performers, just after the performance finished, and with Jayne, one of the City Adventure participants reflecting on the feeling of seeing her writing staged.

Rochi:

Jayne:

 





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A city explored, performed.

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(All images in this post © Christian Payne)

On the 2nd and 3rd of October 2009 Theatre Writing Partnership, Stan’s Cafe and Derby LIVE brought a two-day adventure to the City of Derby. The first day was a city-wide adventure – a kind of treasure-hunt with clues and tasks that produced images, sounds and creative writing in the morning, and then a coming together of participants to produce scripts and monologues in the afternoon. The second day brought a director and 4 actors to the material, producing a performance and presentation that evening: A City Staged.

Listen to Kate Chapman explaining the first day: A City Adventure.


This was a bold and unusual experiment in theatre writing which was very exciting to be a part of, and we want to bring you just a taste of the experience through the media (audio, video, and images) produced by our two social-media documenters: Hannah Nicklin and the excellent Christian Payne (Documentally).

Here we can see two of their turning points in the adventure, which were streamed live at the time through Qik

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The days would have been nothing without the participants, who though not always privy to the big picture, traversed the tasks given to them with enthusiasm. Here we have an interview with several of them, just back from the morning’s adventure.

Participants

The material they produced was then wrought into shape by TWP’s Artistic Director Kate Chapman, and a team of four actors, here’s an interview with Gary, one of those actors, and with Kate, just half an hour before the presentation was performed.

Gary: Kate:

The presentation took the form of a collection of images and sounds recorded throughout the day, and a reading of the dramatic work written in response to the tasks undertaken. The presentation was scored by several monologues which spoke from the city of Derby’s heart – its inhabitants, its churches, and its monuments. Here is a four minute excerpt from the piece:

You can find further highlights from the two day’s images, video and audio on TWP’s Posterous. The audioboos recorded throughout the two days are the best way to follow the tasks and process in detail, and you can find them in order (complete with images and geo (location) tags) here and mapped here. This map allows you to follow Hannah and @Documentally‘s progress through the city, enabling you to listen without leaving map view.  (Massive thanks to @buddhamagnet for the mapping facility.)

We will leave you with an interview with Rochi Rampal, one of the performers, just after the performance finished, and with Jayne, one of the City Adventure participants reflecting on the feeling of seeing her writing staged.

Rochi:

Jayne:

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