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Writers we’re working with……………

Things have been hectic in the TWP office for the last few months as we have been reading applications for our Young Writers and our Crossovers development programmes. We had a fantastic response:  32 applications for Young Writers and 59 for Crossovers.

We asked a number of people to help us with the selection process and were really lucky to have Amanda Whittington (playwright),  Angharad Jones (Fifth Word Theatre Company), Adel-Al Salloum (Leicester Curve)  and Arzhang Pehzman (playwright)  to help us select the young writers and Beatrice Udeh (Producer), Dani Parr (Royal and Derngate Theatre), Julius Ayodeji (playwright) and Esther Richardson (director) to help us with the Crossovers selection.

The result is that we are now working with the following writers in East Midlands in a variety of different ways:

Young Writers:

Mufaro Makubika (Nottingham)
Ben Norris (Nottingham)
Subika Anwar (Northampton)
Serina Mehmi (Derby)
Sundeep Maan Singh (Leicester)
Alice Nicholas (Leicester)
Louise Singleton (Loughborough)

Crossovers writers:

Phil Nodding (Nottingham – screenwriter)
Cath Ashdown (Nottingham – screenwriter)
Cathy Grindrod (Derbyshire – poet)
Marilyn Ricci (Leicester – poet)
Ann Featherstone (Derbyshire – prose writer)
The Gramophones (Derby/Notts – devising company)


Melissa Brakel (Northampton)
Beverley Hancock (Leicester)
Serenah Cole (Leicester)
Caroline Small (Derbyshire)
Emteaz Hussein(Nottingham)
Stuart Hosker (Nottingham)

We also have a team of writers working in collaboration with each other and with writer and director Nick Walker of Coventry’s Talking Birds Theatre Company. Keep an eye on the website for updates on the outcomes of this and all our writer development programmes.

Thank you to all who applied.  Let us know if you have a production of your work coming up. Please keep in touch with TWP and we’ll keep you posted about further opportunities and about how these projects progress. We’ll also  be posting more detailed information about the people listed above on the TWP website in the next few weeks.

Kate Chapman
Theatre Writing Partnership
Chief Executive and Artistic Director

0115 9474361

Look out for our latest event at Nottingham’s  Screen Lit  Festival 2010 – 

Billy Ivory talks about his transition from screenwriting to writing for the stage with reference to his new play Bomber’s Moon which opens at Lakeside Arts Centre on 5 May.

Date: 22 April 6pm.

See the Screen Lit brochure ( for booking details and venue.

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