I’m going to Nottingham tomorrow to be involved in a project called ‘Park in Progress’ – World Event Young Artists.’1000 artists 10 nations 10 days’ (yay I qualify for a ‘young’ scheme)
And then I’m moving to London. I’ll be living pretty near the Olympic Stadium in the East. I’ve never lived in London before. Looking forward to be able to perform at events I’ve had to turn down in the past because of travel costs, going to poetry events and plays and theatre and workshops and better second hand shops….First workshop I’m doing is on Greek Tragedy with Tamasha.
Starting next week I’m ‘playwright in residence’ at the Lady Eleanor Holles School. So my first job is to find out what teenage girls want to make theatre about.
Last chance to see Opposition in the South West on the 18th & 19th October at the Brewhouse Theatre Taunton
First London run of Opposition : at the Ovalhouse – 6-17th November. It took me over a year to get a London venue, and I still love the work as much as when I first made it. So I’ve got a couple of months to try and make my knees work/find appropriate pain killers.
And I start work on Jerwood supported project ‘Hunger’ back in Devon with a residency at Beaford Arts in December, with dramaturg David Lane, actors Kathryn O’ Reilly, Alan Humphreys and Lizzie Crarer and designer Fiona Chivers. I started writing Hunger three years ago, so excited it’s finally happening, and that I’ve got such a strong team of collaborators to work with.
p.s I wrote the first of three columns for Exeunt Magazine: Crisis of Naturalism
– and also, check out this brilliant new resource set up by Sophie Mayer and her students : ‘I don’t call myself a poet’ – Interviews with Contemporary Poets Living and Working in Britain