Vinay Patel is hosting a series of free half hour advice clinics for anything related to you as a writer. Whether that’s career questions: moving between theatre and telly, how to approach agents/when is right, trying to figure out a plan for the year, or more specifically work-related questions such as trouble with a particular element of a script or uncertainty on how to approach a rewrite. The session is personalized to you and you can discuss whatever you’d like.
The only thing to note is that Vinay can’t read any scripts in advance – they have 1-2-1 dramaturgy sessions if you are looking for script feedback.
Vinay debut full-length play, TRUE BRITS – written as part of his attachment to HighTide Festival Theatre and published by Methuen Drama – premiered at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Fringe 2014. It went on to be part of the Bush Theatre’s new writing season, RADAR and ended with a three-week run at the Vault Festival in February 2015. The follow-up, FREE FALL, opened at the Pleasance Islington in October 2014 and was nominated for three Off West End awards. Vinay’s next play, AN ADVENTURE will open at the Bush Theatre in September 2018.
His first piece for television, MURDERED BY MY FATHER (“A brave piece of television ★★★★★” – The Telegraph), was released on BBC3 online in March 2016 and was rebroadcast on BBC1 in April. For this work, he was selected as a 2016 BAFTA Breakthrough Brit. MURDERED BY MY FATHER was nominated for three BAFTAs, with Adeel Akhtar winning for Best Actor.
Elsewhere, he has contributed to the bestselling collection of essays, THE GOOD IMMIGRANT and is currently working on projects for the BBC, the National Theatre and Paines Plough.