An exploration of some of the ways in which directors can provide dramaturgical support to writers from the genesis of an idea through to opening night, based on an ACE-funded project which Ed has just completed, developing new plays with four writers. Ed and Sam Steiner, one of the writers involved with the project, will share how the work completed in its six-month span has shaped their approach to their work, and talk about how that collaboration is best continued in the rehearsal room.
The session will take place 6:00 – 7:30pm on Monday 23rd August on Zoom.
This free #JMKSpace event is open to all and there are unlimited places available. To apply to take part please complete the form at the bottom of this page no later than 5pm on Thursday 19th August.
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Ed is a director and dramaturg who runs new writing company Walrus, for whom he has directed Sam Steiner’s plays Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons and A Table Tennis Play. He has also directed the world premiere of Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s opera The World’s Wife, the Welsh premiere of Caryl Churchill’s A Number, and a number of projects with students and young people. As an assistant/associate he has worked at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, and most recently in the West End on Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt. He was shortlisted for the JMK Award 2021, is a reader for Bristol Old Vic and the Bruntwood Prize, and works in a freelance dramaturgical capacity with playwrights at all stages of their careers.
6:00 – 7:30pm on Monday 23rd August
#JMKSpace on Zoom
This event is FREE…
Thanks to The Golsoncott Foundation, The Thistle Trust, The Chapman Charitable Trust, The Noël Coward Foundation and Didymus for their support for #JMKSpace.
JMKSpace 23rd August