Sometimes you may want to write your own play but need a little help to help realise your vision, or to create something that will respond in the best way possible to the space in which the show is to be performed. We have worked as dramaturgs on a number of shows, the most recent being Arletty Theatre’s ‘Swan Canaries’. And as well as writing all of our shows Andy Barrett has written for New Perspectives, Nottingham Playhouse, and BBC Radio Four, amongst others (as well as teaching Writing for Performance at the University of Nottingham). For more information on how we may be able to work with you or your team please get in touch.
Putting on your first community play can be a daunting process. As well as researching, writing, rehearsing and staging the event there are many other issues to consider, especially for site specific work. Over the last years we have mentored a number of organisations and companies, some of whom have gone on to produce work of their own on a regular basis. We are happy to act as mentors for any project you may be involved in. This could be as simple as offering an afternoon of advice, to working alongside you during the duration of your project.
Investigating heritage is something that many more people are engaging with. If you would like some help with understanding the best ways to carry out interviews, with using recording devices, in learning how to edit audio using free downloadable software, then we are able to assist with this. Many of our projects begin with an in depth research process that involves engaging with archive material as well as in interviewing people, and we have much experience of working with projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.