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    Michael Southan’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    The Habit of Art(ists) A couple of years ago, I took some writing on holiday with me to France, just because I thought it might be different. Looking back, it turned out to be one of my most productive weeks. Being able to  come in after a day out and get my laptop out to […]

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    Naomi Westerman’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Top Ten Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Playwrights 22 February 2017 This is my final Write to Play blog entry, so I thought I’d give some advice of my own. 1. Go to as many plays as you can from as wide a range as you can (West End to pub fringe, Aristophanes to Aladdin). […]

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    Rebekah Bowsher’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Dear future Write to Players When I sat down to write this blog. I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t know who to talk to. I didn’t know what to talk about. I wasn’t thoroughly convinced by blogging as a process or my ability to do it. And then I remember seeing one of […]

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    Rick Poppa’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Final Sharings Sitting there, gathering my thoughts whilst looking out of a window that overlooks the new John Lewis development in Leeds, my head was full of – stuff I guess. Today was a big deal, a chance for us as writers to show a room full of people, no, show the world, what we could […]

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    Introducing our year four Write to Play writers!

    Write to Play has landed in the Midlands for its fourth year, where Graeae and our brilliant partner organisations are about to start working with six brilliant new writers. To get to know them a little better, and to get us all in the festive spirit, we asked them three questions.

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    Sarah Jane Dickenson’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Part of the Write to Play scheme is two weeks of placement at one of the theatres involved. One week of mine was to be at Live Theatre situated in the city of Newcastle near the quayside of the river Tyne.

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    Sarah Gonnet’s blog | Write to Play year 3

    Miniature One was an opportunity to show a monologue to a select audience at West Yorkshire Playhouse. It was an exhilarating experience; a two day creative whirlwind of rehearsing, developing, and finally the sharing.

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    Helen East’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    365 days and nights When I first heard about Graeae’s Write to Play, I immediately got on my soapbox.  I’ve always had an aversion to writing projects and competitions that are aimed at specific people. As far as I was concerned, they should be open to everyone regardless of gender, sexuality, age etc. I definitely […]

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    Karen Featherstone’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    Ending on a high So onto our final sharings at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, the event that had been a hypothetical blip on our horizons for the past twelve months, but here it was already, looming up and making us feel it was coming around way too quickly. If you’d asked me last year how […]

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    Jackie Hagan’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    It’s all a balancing act Sometimes being a writer is just something to bolster my own fragile identity. I like the idea of being bookish, it counters the scally bits, but I don’t really read that many books, I’m less bookish, more ‘ish’.  But on this scheme I  had to stop faffing about having fun with […]

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    Danni Skerritt’s blog | Write to Play year 2

    Juggling fatherhood and writing I’m just going to get straight into this as I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels somewhat different being involved in the arts and being a new parent. I’m still coming to terms with the fact that people see me as a Dad, in a good way of course. […]

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    Sean Burn’s blog | Write to Play year 1

    Heart attack and fine I’m calling this post ‘heart attack and fine’ as tom waits almost sang. A friend / activist / disability arts campaigner texts hiy sean well well well I’m shocked that you’ve had a heart attack I don’t know why I should be but its maybe my belief that my friends are invulnerable. so yeah, I’ve […]