“By trying something new you might discover something great.”
This month, Write Here, the Traverse’s New Writing Festival will showcase the best in new writing from Scotland and beyond. As one of the Traverse Fifty I have a few things amongst the line-up …
Lunchtime Rehearsed Readings
Tues 22 – Sat 26 Oct, 1.30pm
Want nourishment for the body and the mind? In the spirit of the hugely sucessful A Play, A Pie and a Pint, Dream Plays and Breakfast Plays, we have a special series of Lunchtime Rehearsed Readings all week as part of Write Here. Each day there will be readings of two mini-plays from our Traverse Fifty, accompanied by a refreshing bottle of Innis & Gunn beer (or soft drink) and a warming bowl of home-made stovies. A perfect way to spend a windy Autumn afternoon.
Wed 23 October @ 1.30pm – directed by Zinnie Harris
FAT ALICE by Alison Carr
ASSESSMENT by Robert Dawson Scott
Mon 21 Oct – Sat 26 Oct (2.30pm – 6pm)
Experience theatre in a different way, through our free headset plays. Featuring five five-minute plays, audience members simply collect a headset at Box Office and tune in to hear nuggets of brilliant new work, created by our Traverse Fifty.
Mon 21 Oct – Sat 26 Oct
Proving that art is everywhere, these tiny gems of plays are hidden around the Traverse building, waiting for you to discover. Discover a new voice in the Atrium, meet a new writer by the sofas – expect the unexpected.
Writers’ Pictures Exhibition
Mon 21 Oct – Sun 3 Nov
To celebrate our Traverse Fifty writers, our friends at Writers’ Pictures paired each writer with a photographer back in January. Throughout the last 10 months, each pair has been working together to create a portrait of our 50 playwrights. Over Write Here, all 50 images will be exhibited for the first time in our bar. Come and take a look at the faces behind the words. Click here to read my blog about the experience