Terribly neglected blog. Much apologising. Will write about self-censorship and impossibility of translation and being solo writer/performer/maker person soon as the idea doesn’t cause panic. Meantime, here’s why the blog hasn’t been blogging:
I have finished touring my solo show ‘Opposition’ and am currently writing/directing a new play called ‘The Disappearance of Sadie Jones’*. You can see it at the Bike Shed Theatre
13th-20th April. We’ll also be running talks and other performances the week prior including a session with David Lane on how he worked with us as a dramaturg (11th April). Thanks to funding from the Arts Council and Jerwood Charitable Foundation
, we’ll be touring it in the Autumn.
Kathryn O’Reilly, ‘The Disappearance of Sadie Jones’ – from work in progress showing at CPT 11th Jan.
I’ll be on another mini tour as a solo performer/writer/person as part of a project called ‘Electronic Voice Phenomena
‘ this Spring – I plan to acquire a beard for my short piece called ‘The Total Man’ (check website
for tour dates).
inspired by Stan Gooch’s book ‘The Total Man’
Plymouth (and my flat)
Please check out a new anthology from Bloodaxe, it’s called ‘Dear World and Everyone In it
‘. Thanks to its unconventional submissions policy I’m in it – and it represents a great range of youngish poets currently working and playing in the UK.
photo: Nina McDonagh
I’ve recently been working with Mary Pearson on re-development of her solo show ‘Failure’. She’s touring this Spring, to Bike Shed Theatre, Brighton Fringe, and CPT’s Sprint Festival
– check it out!
I’m currently ‘writer in residence’ at the Lady Eleanor Holles School
where they are producing a play I wrote for a cast of 20 girls this May.
LEHS new theatre
Nothing planned for the summer.
*Previously titled ‘Hunger’
p.s info about South West Theatre Writers meetings:
SAVE THE DATES for the following Theatre Writing South West meetings:
Saturday 13th April @ Salisbury Playhouse, Community Room
Thursday 11th July @ Bristol Old Vic, Coopers Loft
As ever, more details on the day’s events will follow nearer the time. We’ve had a few requests in the last month for a meeting day that isn’t a weekday, so I hope those of you that struggle to take time out from the working week will be able to join us in Salisbury.
For info/reserve a place/join mailing list: contact David Lane on: firstname.lastname@example.org