The Write Stage Showcase at the New Diorama Theatre

Writers and directors sat side by side in a long row on stage during the Q&A.

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.

Actors Fahra in pink and Samuel in blue, at a table centre stage.

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.

Actor Christopher facing actors Heather and Miles sat on a row of chairs facing the audience.

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.