6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Forest Forge Theatre Online for a series of talks from established artists and theatre professionals. After the talk there will be a Q&A, please email questions ahead of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free to join, however, should you wish to you can make a much-appreciated donation to Forest Forge Theatre.
David will be talking about sustaining a career in new theatre writing over the past fifteen years through his combined work in playwriting, dramaturgy, adaptation and university teaching. He’ll focus in particular on how working with other writers, leading writing courses, writing for teenagers and local communities, and learning how to collaborate have been vital in creating opportunities for new relationships, projects, commissions and funding. He’ll also talk about how trying to be a writer that he wasn’t almost derailed him completely, why failures are sometimes transformative successes, and what it means to have a writing process.
David is a playwright and dramaturg currently under commission from the Minack in Cornwall and Papatango in London. He has written for Half Moon, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Chichester Festival Theatre, Forest Forge, Cheltenham Everyman, Blue Brook Productions/Tobacco Factory Theatres and Travelling Light, and undertaken collaborations with the British School of Beijing, Korea National University of Arts, Bristol Old Vic, the egg Theatre Royal Bath, and for audio drama with international sound designer Adrienne Quartly. As dramaturg he has worked with award-winning companies including Fine Chisel, Dirty Market and Scratchworks, and on writer development programmes at Soho Theatre, New Writing South, Ustinov and Hull Truck. He is Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College and wrote Contemporary British Drama (EUP, 2010).