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The Reluctant Dramaturg


Since April, I’ve been travelling regularly down to London to Jacky Lansley’s Dance Research Studio. I’ve been part of the team in an R&D project Jacky has been leading called… 1,329 more words

Contemporary Dance

Them's Fighting Words

Who the hell are you as a writer?  What do you stand up for?  When you hear of evil and see evil, do you speak of it?   525 more words


T.S. Eliot

And if all that is meaningless, I want to be cured
Of a craving for something I cannot find
And of the shame of never finding it. 30 more words


Stop reading. Stop looking.

Look. A piece of Art. How amazing! Yeah, I’m keeping up with my artform. I liked it, click that thumbs-up icon.  Click, it’s off my list. 644 more words


Script Consultation

A good script consultant is a writer’s best friend. From turning a cracking idea into a coherent plot, to putting a necessary sheen on dialogue and imagery, a knowledgeable outside pair of eyes can make all the difference. 453 more words

Screenwriting Tips

Crusty But Benign

It’s Modern Family’s Jay Pritchett.  It’s Star Trek’s Doctor McCoy.  It’s Orange Is The New Black’s Galina “Red” Reznikov.  It’s a Hollywood (and small screen) staple, and some might conclude a complete cliche. 227 more words


FireWorks 2016 – background stories of the plays

This year’s FireWorks series features three full-length plays, all developed by/through Alumnae Theatre Company.  They’ve all been significantly dramaturged, revised/re-worked, and expanded since their first appearances on our stage.  223 more words

Alumnae Theatre Company