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    Crips without Constraints writer Q&A: Jessica Lovett

    Every week for the next five weeks, we’ll be getting to know the writers from Crips without Constraints part 2 better, with a five quick-fire question and answer session. This week, it’s Jessica Lovett, writer of Stuck With You. Jessica is a writer from Shropshire, now based in Bristol.  A Graeae Write to Play graduate, she has also been selected […]

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    Crips without Constraints writer Q&A: Karen Featherstone

    Every week for the next five weeks, we’ll be getting to know the writers from Crips without Constraints part 2 better, with a five quick-fire question and answer session. This week, it’s Karen Featherstone, writer of Good Day Bad Day. Karen is a stage, screen  and fiction writer. She’s spent time in the story offices of Coronation […]

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    Crips without Constraints writer Q&A: Leanna Benjamin

      Every week for the next five weeks, we’ll be getting to know the writers from Crips without Constraints part 2 better, with a five quick-fire question and answer session. This week, it’s Leanna Benjamin, writer of The Gift. Leanna is from Leeds, and is a graduate of Graeae’s Write to Play programme, more recently graduating from […]

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    Crips without Constraints writer Q&A: Rebekah Bowsher

      Every week for the next five weeks, we’ll be getting to know the writers from Crips without Constraints part 2 better, with a five quick-fire question and answer session. This week, it’s Rebekah Bowsher, writer of Flowers for the Chateau. Bowsher is a member of North East Disabled Artist Agitation Group – Disconsortia and a […]

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    Crips without Constraints writer Q&A: Kellan Frankland

    Every week for the next five weeks, we’ll be getting to know the writers from Crips without Constraints part 2 better, with a five quick-fire question and answer session. This week, it’s Kellan Frankland, writer of How Do You Make a Cup of Tea?  Kellan started her Graeae journey on the Ensemble training programme, graduating in 2016, […]

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    Anita MacCallum’s blog | Write to Play year 6

    Time in the dark Since we last met up, each writer has been given a mentor and told to write a monologue. This is basically what’s been going on inside my head: ‘I don’t have a voice. I don’t have a voice. I don’t have a voice. I have nothing to say. I have nothing […]

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    Sally Davis’ blog | Write to Play year 6

    Playwriting 101 Last week we talked about story. If a story is about how the things that happen affect someone in pursuit of a difficult goal, and how that person changes internally as a result…then here we are, five writers setting out into the woods, about to confront the forces of antagonism that dictate who […]

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    Shahid Iqbal Khan’s blog | Write to Play year 5

    “Theatre is the consciousness of society.” – Winsome Pinnock This quote came up in a masterclass, as part of the Graeae Write To Play program, earlier this year. It was an exhausting week of writing workshops but there were some enlightening moments. The week was led by playwright Emteaz Hussain and dramaturg Ola Animashawun. I […]

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    Kathryn Chin’s blog | Write to Play year 5

      *This blog includes strong language* For me, a great play leaves me asking questions. So, we left high off the success of the monologues at Soho Theatre and, after a cup of tea and a jammie dodger, I had time to reflect on how what we’d done. The five of us had each written […]

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    Lettie Precious’ blog | Write to Play year 5

    A workshop in Soho It was snowy that afternoon. I remember it quite distinctly because my Primark bought leather man shoes had had me slipping and sliding through the streets of Central London. I simply couldn’t miss the workshop with Inua Ellams, the writer of ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’. Before I went in, I made my […]

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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 […]