Symposium

Different Stages International

This free event, in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, is an an exciting opportunity to share and celebrate the tremendous success of playwrights, and their work, globally.

"How do we create new possibilities for creative co-production and two-way traffic, including more Scottish productions of new plays from elsewhere?"
(Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 2019)

This is a must-attend event for theatre professionals passionate about new writing on the international stage. Different Stages International will be Livestreamed and BSL interpreted.

The event comprises:

  • A keynote speech, from David Greig, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Lyceum Theatre. David will address the importance of international collaboration; personal experiences of working in partnership, and the need for all of us to be ambitious, brave and outward looking.
  • Round table discussions facilitated by professional playwrights and theatre practitioners. These sessions allow you to share different experiences; models and practice; challenges and success stories - and get to know as many new people as possible.
  • An informal drinks reception giving you the opportunity to take conversations further and meet delegates you might not yet have had the chance to.

Join playwrights, translators, promoters, producers, directors, dramaturgs and others, from all over the world, as we gather for a vital conversation about the place of new writing internationally.

To book your place

Simply register for Different Stages International: Scotland's New Writing Symposium via Eventbrite.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for Scotland-based playwrights travelling from outside the central belt of Scotland. Please email differentstages@playwrightsstudio.co.uk for more information.

If you aren't able to attend the event in person, the keynote speech will be Livestreamed so please register for the Different Stages International: Scotland's New Writing Symposium Livestream.

Please email differentstages@playwrightsstudio.co.uk if you have any questions.

We very much hope you'll be able to attend, in person or virtually!

You are also welcome to attend any of our other TalkFest  events during the Edinburgh Festival.

Delivered in partnership with The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Part of A Year of Conversation 2019.

David Greig

David Greig

International work has been at the core of my writing for over 20 years. I have worked as a dramaturg and mentor on projects with emergent and established writers in Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Spain, Greece, Australia and the USA. I have collaborated on making plays with theatre companies in Palestine (Not About Pomegranites), Spain (Airport) and Australia (Solaris). My theatre company Suspect Culture was set up to do international work and, throughout the 1990s and 2000s, our shows toured to Spain (Airport), Bulgaria, Greece (Mainstream) Brazil and Italy (The Golden Ass). My plays have been translated and performed in numerous countries and languages around the world including Korea, Japan, China, South Africa, Argentina, Russia, Slovenia and Germany.

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