Writing for the stage in Scotland: What future do we want?
A special Open Space event at CCA, Glasgow
Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 March 2014
Please circulate to anyone you think might be interested!
Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland would like to let you know about an exciting Open Space event we are hosting. This will be a chance for people who are passionate about new writing, live performance and risk-taking in Scottish theatre, to gather for a special national event to think, talk and dream about the future.
If new work truly is the lifeblood of Scottish theatre, how do we make sure everyone is properly nurtured and rewarded? As ways of making work evolve and audiences’ expectations change, how do playwrights and other theatre-makers respond? What role can theatre play in a world where political and cultural certainties are disappearing?
What is Open Space?
Over the course of the weekend, you set the agenda to discuss, debate, take action and explore the future of theatre in Scotland and beyond. Open Space is a democratic and satisfying way of doing this as everyone gets the chance to propose a starting point for discussion, take part in any of the conversations or flit between them all. You get to contribute in whichever way you find most comfortable. Unexpected leaders emerge and rarely does anyone come away thinking, “I didn’t get a chance to be involved.”
Who is it for?
Everyone! We would like this event to include all sorts of people – playwrights (and those writing for the stage in different ways), devisers, theatre-makers, directors, performers, designers, dramaturgs, producers, administrators, marketers, academics, journalists, audiences…the list goes on and on!
Travel & accommodation
We are committed to making this event as easy as possible to attend, regardless of where you are based in Scotland. We are able to offer limited travel and accommodation bursaries. Bursaries will be issued on a first come, first served basis and priority will be given to playwrights travelling outwith the central belt. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your travel and accommodation needs.
This has the potential to be a major national event of genuine significance. We hope that you will join us. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think would be interested in getting involved.
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland
Hosted by Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland. Facilitated by Improbable. Playwrights' Studio, Scotland acknowledges annual funding from Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland.