Wilma can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio
Italian, French, Scots, Czech, German
Wilma G Stark is a writer/translator for theatre. She was in her former life a radiographer for 25 years. After diagnosis of a neuro-muscular condition she went back to university to study languages (graduating MA, University of Glasgow, 2004) and parallel to this began writing.
Since her first foray into drama-writing with co-writer Maggie Rose and Carlo Iacucci, Scars of War, Edinburgh Fringe 2002, she has gone on to work in The Arches under the directorship of Andy Arnold in the I Confess monologues in 2004, then as translator of Mad Cow, written and directed by Alessandro Valenzisi, 2005.
Her Venus monologue has been translated and incorporated within The Lift Project, at the Milan Arts Festival, October, 2008; produced by Teatro del Contagio, directed by Omero Affede.
The Venus monologue was also published in an anthology of the I Confess monologues: Fairplay Press. Capercaillie Books Ltd 2008.
Clara was produced and performed in September, 2009 in Oran Mor, Glasgow; performed by David Walshe; Directed by Susan Worsfold with mentorship and support from Julie Ellen and Playwrights' Studio, Scotland (and the music of Chopin).
Her 'Scottish' play, The Barking House, was performed at The Storytelling Centre in September 2012, with Director Morna Burdon, and actress Margaret Fraser and using the music of Scots Fiddler Duncan Chisholm. This play was created after intensive workshops with Morna Burdon and Margaret Fraser.
She has been involved in the script and development in a radio documentary - The Leningrad Siege and the Leningrad Albums which won The Best Radio Documentary at the Media Awards 2011.
She is working within her own local community (Lochranza, Isle of Arran) to collect and collate tales from older residents and dramatise and perform these/film and record/publish.
She is presently researching for a new drama - The Big Lie - about war, using memoirs and artefacts belonging to her Uncle who served and died in France in WW1; and the music/song of Ciaran DorrisDulce et Decorum Est
She is also at present writing a Children's Story for The Starchild Charity. The Tedwards on a Mission incorporates a specially written work by singer/songwriter Jean Livingstone and will be published this year.
Scars of War produced and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2002, has now been published in its original Title- Walking Through Stones Co-authors- Maggie Rose, Carlo Iacucci. Published by Ledizioni, Milan. Copies are available through Playwrights Studio. Copyright 2019. Launch in UK, postponed due to Covid 19. Readings/discussions /performances to be arranged.
Translated monologues from the Mercato di Venezia (various writers/artists) were part of a performance both at the Biennale, in Venice, and in Milan 2019. It is also hoped these will be performed in Edinburgh in the near future.