A brief farewell from TWP with details on what we're doing next and continuing opportunities in the region.

We're moving on

11 years off theatrical journeys to continue... Theatre Writing Partnership

Where we're going next

Kate Chapman: I will be staying in Nottingham working freelance as an independent producer (radio and theatre), lecturer, audio artist and coach across the Midlands. I also hope to develop some of the new work which evolves from TWP’s Making Tracks programme.
In the next few months, among other things, I will be working with Kali Theatre Company on the Shared Memories project in London, as associate radio producer with Montyfunk Productions, under commission to make an audio walk for Birmingham Rep and as guest lecturer in script development at Lincoln University. 
Please do keep in touch - I am always looking for excuses to drink coffee and share ideas.
Phone - 07812 853889 Email - chapman25@btinternet.com

Bianca Winter: I'm splitting my time between Cambridge and the Midlands working freelance as a social media consultant and working with arts organisations to create digital content. Until December I'll be working with Hoipolloi on a theatrical online space for Hugh Hughes, which can be accessed (in public beta!) at www.invisibletownstories.co.uk
I'm also starting a company that will work with artists across disciplines to make unusual digital books and am interested in having conversations with local artists who have a great story to tell and are digitally curious. My splash page shows where I reside and can be contacted online: http://about.me/BiancaJaneWinter

Thanks so much, to all of you, for the support you've given Theatre Writing Partnership over your association with us on our 11 year journey. We hope that you continue to write, create and produce work for the region from the region together. Below are some parting documents from our work with TWP, signposting to some great opportunities across the East Midlands and events/readings/performances happening in the near future.
Good luck in all your future creative endeavours.
Kate and Bianca x

The Story of TWP: The brilliant Ollie Smith has created a fantastic legacy document charting TWP's work over the last 11 years through interviews, photographs and production material which is now available to view online. Read, reminisce and reflect here: The Story of Theatre Writing Partnership

The 'Buy Our Stuff' Lottery: Thanks to all of you who bid for the equipment we have in the office. The draw has now been done and the winners notified. If you haven't heard from us please assume you weren't successful.

Unsolicited Scripts: With the closing of Theatre Writing Partnership we can no longer accept scripts from writers in the region to read and report on. Our partner theatres do also read scripts and will pay special attention to work from their local area. Below are the sign-posts and details for the contacts at each of the regional theatres where you can continue to send work.
For work to be read by Derby Theatre please send C/O Gary Johnson via post to Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Derby, DE1 2NF
For Leicester Curve please contact Suba Das - email him directly, s.das@curvetheatre.co.uk, with general inquiries and sent scripts by post to Curve Theatre. Rutland Street. Leicester, LE1 1SB
For Nottingham Playhouse please send scripts by post for the attention of Giles Croft, C/O Lucy Tregear, Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF


Events Coming Up

Devoted and Disgruntled in Lincoln: Improbable are hosting another D&D event at Lincoln Drill Hall on 26th September and will provide an open space for anyone connected to, working or interested in theatre, drama and performance to share their experiences, hopes and plans with other like-minded people.
For more information and to see the invitations to the event from Chris Heighton, Simon Hollingworth and Phelim McDermott visit www.devotedanddisgruntled.com

DREAM UP Script Writing Competition: New Perspectives Theatre Company are running another DREAM UP Writing Competition, and for 2012/13 are inviting East Midlands based script writers to submit short scripts that respond to the theme: Starting Out in the East Midlands
The scripts need to be 10 - 15 minutes long, feature a maximum of 4 characters, and suitable for performance by the company's STEP Creatives Training Ensemble of recent graduates/ early career actors. For more details and to enter visit www.newperspectives.co.uk/DREAMUP_Writers

Meet 'Mr Radio': Jeremy Howe, the Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 drama, will be describing his work and answering the audience’s questions with Amanda Whittington, followed by drinks and light refreshments, at 7pm on Friday 13 July at Derby Theatre Studio.
Tickets are £5 available from the Derby Theatre Box Office Tel. 01332 593939 or www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Performances and Readings Coming Up: Quirksome Theatre present Yankee Zulu by Hugh Dichmont as part of their ACT2 rehearsed reading project, a comedy about a pair of traffic wardens stuck in a family drama.This FREE event will take place in the Broadway Cinema studio space, Nottingham, on Friday 13 July at 7:30pm with an opportunity to give feedback afterward.
For more information see www.quirksometheatre.co.uk
Off The Fence are also producing Just for Today by Beverley Hancock at DMU PACE Building, Leicester, on Friday 3rd August at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Just for Today is a verbatim piece based on interviews conducted with people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
For more information see www.off-the-fence.com

Future Events: New writing is in the brochures for all of the theatres in the region so make sure more gets put on by voting with your feet and going and seeing it, and taking your friends.
Keep checking www.performanceinthepub.co.uk & www.hatchnottingham.co.uk for more forthcoming performance-y events or, if you're that way inclined, follow them on Twitter - @performancepub & @hatchnottingham plus, if you're heading to Edinburgh this year, why not check out @fringebiscuit too.
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