Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A changing tide? How might shifts in the landscape of new writing impact upon opportunities for playwrights in the UK.
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The opportunities to produce new plays in the UK are highlighted as some of the best in the world; we are a nation of writers, a theatre industry inspired by discovery. However, with the need for a changing tide in new models to discover, develop, produce and support writers, how have these opportunities changed and what of their impact? Who is producing? How are they producing? What is being produced and where? Who are the writers and where are they discovered, nurtured and supported towards a long-term career?
Engage in lively, honest conversation about new plays, emerging writers and the state of new writing today.
Join peers, fellows and practitioners for a day of open meetings to exchange ideas, share knowledge and make new connections.
Respond to provocations from keynote speakers, leading industry figures and group discussion.
We'll be announcing more speakers and panellists as well as the full Symposium schedule throughout April. Keep an eye on the A Changing Tide? Online Notebook, check back here and follow us on Twitter @_HighTide_ for updates.
Panelists and speakers include:
Jesse Cameron Alick, Artistic Associate at the Public Theater New York
Steven Atkinson, Artistic Director of HighTide Festival Theatre
Jesse Briton, Artistic Director of Bear Trap Theatre
Ellie Browning, Associate Director of Look Left Look Right
Chris Campbell, Literary Manager at the Royal Court
Jess Cooper, Literary Agent at Curtis Brown
Ivan Cutting, Artistic Director of Eastern Angles
Sarah Dickenson, Senior Reader at Soho Theatre
Vickie Donoghue, Playwright
Rob Drummer, Literary Manager at HighTide Festival Theatre
David Edgar, Playwright
Dr Tony Fisher, Course Leader, Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media
Mellissa Flowerdew-Clarke, Playwright
Duncan Gates, Playwright
Sarah Grochala, Playwright
Emily Hickman, Literary Agent at The Agency
Ella Hickson, Playwright
Natalie Ibu, Director and Artistic Director of We Were Here <
Caroline Jester, Dramaturg at Birmingham Rep and author of Playwriting Across the Curriculum
Carissa Hope Lynch, New Works & Literary Officer at Graeae
Laura Poliakoff, Playwright
Tony Ramsay, Playwright
Dr Graham Saunders, Reader in Theatre Studies at the University of Reading
Aleks Sierz FRSA, Visiting Professor at Rose Bruford College, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today, journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and theatre critic
Hanna Slättne, Dramaturg and Literary Manager at Tinderbox
Katalin Trencsényi, President of the Dramaturgs’ Network
Steve Waters, Playwright and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia
Claudia West, Relationship Manager, Theatre at Arts Council England East
Madani Younis, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre
The day will include:
Big Ideas speeches
In Conversation panel discussions
Questions & Answers
Workshops including a special Dramaturgs' Network dn café Workshop
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Meet the Antelopes
Literary Avenue shops and stands