6 – 7.30pm. 30 May 2012.
Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP.
Is it time to get rid of new writing?
Over the last 20 years British Theatre has witnessed a phenomenal growth in New Writing. But has New Writing become as much a curse as a blessing. In particular is there a harmful and false division between ‘New Work’ and ‘New Writing’? Is there too much development and not enough productions? Is there a ‘New Writing’ sort of play and is it killing off other kinds of writing? Come discuss these and other matters in a lively debate with:
Suzanne Bell New Writing Associate, Manchester Royal Exchange
David Eldridge Playwright
Fin Kennedy Playwright
Kaite O’Reilly Playwright
Dawn Walton Artistic Director, Eclipse Theatre