Published: 20/01/2016 16:50 - Updated: 20/01/2016 17:19

Theatre workshop filling up fast

New playwrights could follow the example of Emma Anderson, author of 'The Beautiful House', and see their work performed as part
New playwrights could follow the example of Emma Anderson, author of 'The Beautiful House', and see their work performed as part of Play Pieces' lunchtime theatre programme.

IT is not only Play Pieces' sell-out lunchtime theatre performances that are proving a hit.

Places for next month's theatre makers workshops next month organised by Play Pieces are booking up fast.

 In collaboration with the Playwright's Studio and Scotland, Creative Scotland funded Producers Hub, the day long event will inform theatre makers from the Highlands and Islands about the support available to them to create new work.

The morning sessions will be a chance to find out about support from all organisations, followed in the afternoon by a workshop with Lewis Hetherington whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling.

"It's been a long held ambition of ours to do something with the Playwrights Studio as they have access to so many wonderful Playwrights as well as excellent support for writers," Play Pieces artistic director, Lindsay Brown explained. "It's a real coup to get Lewis Hetherington to come and deliver a workshop."

The workshop, Write here, Write Now is aimed at anyone wishing to submit a proposal for the next lunchtime theatre season which returns in September but anyone can attend to explore how to write contemporary theatre.

"Much of the work in the lunchtime theatre seasons have gone on to great things, as have the artists involved. Recently Andrew Rothney who audiences will remember from The Sea Between Us has starred in Shetland on the BBC and Sophia Heckmann who wrote for Play Pieces Shorts had a radio drama on Radio Scotland," Dunbar continued.

"Play Pieces is a really great opportunity for watching upcoming talent and we love supporting them as well as developing great new ways to see theatre.

"In five years we have seen what a difference the lunchtime season has made to confidence in Theatre making across the Highlands so we have to make this work, through sponsorship, advertising and our newly launched Play Pieces Pal incentives. All support is needed, no matter how small. We are aiming to launch the programme by May."

The Theatre Makers Workshops are on Saturday  February 27 at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness from 10am - 6pm and can be booked online at:

http://www.playpieces.co.uk/on-the-road.html

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