Extracts: New Plays From the Scottish Borders

Part of TalkFest in the Borders.

Directed by Stasi Schaeffer and Alasdair Hunter and performed script-in-hand by a cast of professional actors. Featuring Liam Brennan, Gowan Calder, Keith Fleming, Pauline Lockhart, Samuel Pashby, Vivien Reid.

We kick off TalkFest in the Borders with an evening of scenes from plays created as part of the Scottish Borders Playwriting Programme.

This evening is an exciting opportunity to hear a wide range of work from emerging playwrights in the Borders.

Meet the Playwrights:

by Thomas Clark
Better at the Strath
by Campbell Hutcheson
Turning Tide
by Kirsty Jobling
Amy's Dilemma
by Anita John
by John McEwen
Equal Opportunity Mongrel
by Laura McIntyre
The Bell
by Robert Sproul-Cran
  Orphine and the Underworld
by Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian

In 2017, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland launched a workshop programme for playwrights in the Scottish Borders. The aim of the programme was to provide a forum for writers to learn, grow and develop their work in the region, actively supported by Playwrights' Studio and Scotland's wider playwriting community.

Led by Hawick-born playwright Jules Horne, the monthly workshops formed a practical toolkit covering topics such as conflict, status, secrets, objects, dramatic irony, reversals, rhythm, character arcs, and other vital cornerstones of the dramatist's craft.

Extracts celebrates the achievements of the first year of the first Scottish Borders Playwriting Group.

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Date and Location:


Start Date: Thursday, 25 January, 2018

End Date: Thursday, 25 January, 2018

Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Address: Bridge Street, Galashiels, TD1 1SP

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