Sunderland Stages Writers Project

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

Monday 17 June

Time – 18.00 – 20.00
Venue – The Fire Station, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 1DT

Sunderland Stages Writers Project welcomes Joe Douglas as our next guest speaker!

Joe has been Artistic Director of Live Theatre since April 2018, having previously worked as Associate Artistic Director at Dundee Rep and also Co-Artistic Director of touring company Utter.

Places for talks are FREE, just turn up on the night.

About Joe Douglas:

Joe is currently directing John McGrath’s radical Scottish Ceilidh play The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, and bringing it to Live Theatre, the only English venue on the tour. Clear White Light was his first production for Live Theatre, and was such a success it returns in 2019. Previously he was Associate Artistic Director at Dundee Rep, where he directed Death of Salesman, Spoiling, The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui and the smash hit revival of John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. He was also Co-Artistic Director of touring company Utter, where he directed Stand By, Bloody Trams and wrote and performed Educating Ronnie. Other work includes Arabian Nights (Lyceum), Letters Home (Grid Iron), Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery (Lung Ha/Grid Iron) and many productions for A Play, A Pie & A Pint.


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