20 February 2018
On Monday, 12th February we showcased extracts from seven new scripts developed for The Write Stage, featuring an integrated cast of visually impaired and sighted performers, which took place at the New Diorama Theatre. The performances were followed by a Q&A with the writers and mentors who took part in the project.
In October 2017, we paired seven writers with seven professional mentors for our Write Stage project. Over the last four months, they have worked together to develop seven individual pieces of new writing, presented this evening by an integrated cast of visually impaired actors and directors.
Funded by Arts Council England and The Drapers’ Charitable Fund, The Write Stage is a pilot initiative created by Extant for a wider programme to support the writing, performance and directing skills of emerging visually impaired artists.