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A provocation- Tori Sampson

I was preparing for a performance of a play I wrote about the brutality catapulted towards blackness. Of course I was anxious. Every time members…


What are the stories we should tell on our stage- Jo Clifford

21st July. My Gospel According To Jesus Queen of Heaven is being performed at a Festival in Garanhuns, in north Brazil.   The theme of…


What are the stories we should tell on our stages?- Sophie Woolley

The stories we should tell on our stages are the ones that we tell ourselves not to write.   Why do we stop ourselves from…


What is your responsibility as a theatre-maker to the work and theatre-makers that have come before you?- Kevin Loring 

Our work as artists should be to subvert and transform the previous generation’s assumptions, to question their approaches and attitudes, and to challenge their authority…


What is your responsibility as a writer to the work and writers that have come before you?- Daniel York Loh

A couple of years ago I attended an Artistic Directors of the Future (ADF) event at the Young Vic where Madani Younis was the keynote…


The Open Exchange- Royal Exchange Theatre opportunities

Here at the Royal Exchange Theatre we want to support artists within Greater Manchester to be creatively ambitious with their work and encourage the sharing…


On writing minority stories for a mainstream audience- Vinay Patel

One of the toughest, unexpected challenges I’ve grapple with in my relatively short career as a writer is the concept of neutral narratives. These are…


Taking Up Space: Playwrights, Audiences and Everything In Between- Bridget Minamore

For many of us, theatre—writing it, writing about it, working with it, working in it—is less of a hobby, less of a job, and more…