Partner Projects

Partner Projects

Glasgay! (2012)

Supporting recently Mentored Playwright Colin Bell through script development and a rehearsed reading of his play All That Promise. The script development and reading was directed by Johnny McKnight and part of that year's Glasgay! Festival.

Wigtown Book Festival (2012)

A partnership supporting playwright Alison Caldwell with script development and a rehearsed reading of her play The Tide as part of the Wigtown Book Festival.

Thickskin Theatre (2011/12)

This project allowed Thickskin Theatre to support playwright, Davey Anderson through research and development workshops for the hugely successful production The Static, which was premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 and went on to tour the UK and internationally.

Untitled Projects and The Arches (2011/12)

A unique partnership between the small independent theatre company Untitled Projects and the large building based arts organisation The Arches. This collaboration supported the Playwright-in-Residence, Alan McKendrick.

Vox Motus (2010/11)

This project engaged a number of playwrights over the year with the development stages of three Vox Motus productions/projects. They aimed for the playwrights to have the opportunity to work alongside the Artistic Directors and the wider creative team to explore narrative and staging concepts.

Vox Motus had previously devised and written its own productions. This project allowed the company to open up its theatre-making process and explore collaborations between the Artistic Directors and writers. Ultimately, Vox Motus aimed for each engagement to lead to a full script commission. 

The Partner Project was instrumental in laying the ground-work for and facilitating the three new plays Vox Motus has commissioned across 2011-2014 including:

  • The Infamous Brothers Davenport and Their Spectacular Stage Séance by Peter Arnott, produced by Vox Motus/Royal Lyceum Theatre for touring in 2012.
  • Dragon by Oliver Emanuel, produced by Vox Motus/NTS/Tianjin People's Arts Theatre for touring in 2013.

HI~Arts (2010/11)

Hi~Arts was the arts and creative industries development agency for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. In association with Inverness Playwrights Group and Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, they ran the second part of a development programme with dramaturg Pamela McQueen.

Dundee Rep Theatre (2010/11)

Dundee Rep is a performing arts organisation. Partner Projects provided assistance towards a Playwright-in-Residence - Douglas Maxwell - to work on three key projects, leading to readings, productions, and a full length commission. 

Traverse Theatre (2009/10)

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh launched a 12-month attachment for Ella Hickson, who was at that time an unproduced emerging writer, who had not yet had the benefit of professional development.  Ella is now one of the most important playwrights in the UK.

"The attachment has been a great success. Most crucially, it has broadened my experience and awareness of the theatre industry and the theatrical process and in doing so has helped me develop both my craft and confidence as a writer." Ella Hickson

(Top image: Cain's Book by Alan McKendrick. Photo by Jack Wrigley.)

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