Brush Strokes are a creative company whose aim is to bring the work of new writers & new voices to the stage across the U.K. They support writers of all ages in developing and producing their work and making sure it reaches an audience. Led by Naomi Sumner Chan, the company’s name and ethos is inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy. Brush Stroke Order believe that writing is both art and craft and that a writer’s skills and style develop over time with dedicated practice.
Having read for The National Theatre, Papatango Prize, Theatre 503, The Royal Exchange and Sheffield Theatres, Naomi is well placed to give feedback on your work and advise you whether you are submitting work to a producing theatre, competition or looking to self-produce.
Playwrights receive a detailed script report giving feedback on the current draft, suggestions for further development and where to send the final version.
Brush Stroke Order are now offering a limited number of bursaries each month to help writers on low incomes access their script reading service. These bursaries are available to people who are in receipt of benefits, registered as disabled, full time carers or students in full time education.
Naomi trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has a background in Participatory Theatre and Community Engagement. She began writing for the stage in 2013 and her work has been performed at venues across the North of England including York Theatre Royal, CAST, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Bolton Octagon and Theatre in the Mill Bradford. She has also had work produced at Theatre 503 and The Arcola Theatre in London.