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    Lettie Precious’ blog | Write to Play year 5

    You’re in! I remember a persistent buzzing rousing me from deep slumber. It was my phone. I didn’t need to check the caller ID, I already knew whomever was calling would change the course of my life that very moment. I could feel the desperate pound of my heart in my very toes when Chloe’s […]

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    Introducing our year five Write to Play writers!

      For the first time since Write to Play launched, year 5 will specifically focus on nurturing D/deaf and disabled writers within the BAME community. Graeae will be working alongside Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, Ovalhouse, Talawa and Tamasha. Get to know our writers as we ask them a few questions about the year ahead and what their […]

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    Karran Collings’ blog | Write to Play year 4

    ­ The curtain finally falls on Write to Play year 4 So this is it. The curtain finally falls on Write to Play year 4. The sharing at the beginning of December at the Curve in Leicester was simply fantastic. It really did feel like a fitting finale to a demanding yet rewarding year. The […]

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    Khush Chahal’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Final Sharings For the last time we gathered at Leicester Curve to have our final readings. For a whole day, we had actors, a director and our ever-supportive mentor to read through the play and then prepare an excerpt that would be presented to the audience a couple of days later. I felt nervous about […]

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    Jessica Lovett’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Time to represent For my final blog post I wanted to discuss representation, more specifically the representation of d/Deaf and disabled characters in British theatre and television. I’m currently part of a television writers group and last week we were looking at Children’s Television. There’s some great stuff out there for kids, a real range […]

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    Hannah Torrance’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    Taming Time I’ve been struggling to think what the topic of my last blog post might be, partly because we’ve not had any direct contact with the Graeae team since I last posted, but also because I’ve barely had the time to think, let alone write anything. So that in itself seemed like a suitable […]

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    Michael Southan’s blog | Write to Play year 4

    “Going With Your Instinct” So, the time has come for me to pen my last Graeae blog before I hand over to the next Write To Play-er. I think this is supposed to be the one where I provide that nugget of advice that rings through your ears as you too embark on your writing […]

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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.