Sunderland Stages Writers’ Project is a new citywide initiative from Sunderland Culture, developed with the support of the Great Place Unlock programme, aiming to develop talent and unlock potential in the Sunderland area.
Sunderland Stages Writers’ Project targets writers new to writing for theatre and aims to provide a ‘crash course’ in writing for the stage.
Participants can get involved with talks and workshops by established writers and theatre-makers and take advantage of opportunities for work to be professionally performed later on in the year.
Talks and Workshops
Places for talks are free and can be booked in advance or just turn up on the night (unless otherwise indicated).
Venue – The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1DT
Monday 29th April 6.00 – 8.00pm
Playwright Ishy Din (Approaching Empty, Wipers, Taxi Tales)
Ishy, who lives in Middlesbrough, has most recently come to notice with his play Approaching Empty, a co-production between Tamasha/The Kiln/Live Theatre which performed to great acclaim at Live Theatre in February 2019. Other plays for the theatre include Taxi Tales (Tamasha) and Wipers (Leicester Curve/Watford Palace/Belgrade Theatre Coventry). Ishy was the 2012 Pearson Writer in Residence at the Manchester Royal Exchange and in 2013 Snookered won ‘Best New Play’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards. He has also written for radio, television and film and is currently under commission from the RSC for a new play about the Mughals.
Future contributors include Joe Douglas (Live Theatre’s Artistic Director).
More events to follow.