“If you can’t pitch, you can’t write”. Rowan Joffe. Harsh but true? Pitching is definitely an area in which I need to hone my skills. This clip from London Screenwriter’s Festival succinctly explains the importance of being able to pitch a story.
Source: Visit Dublin (Just ignore the little typo).
Some good tips here. I’d also argue that trans characters are just characters; if your whole premise relies solely on that fact that your character was born a different gender to the one they identify as, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. 3 Ways To Write A Trans Character by Elinor Perry-Smith.
Call-Out for Performers from All Backgrounds. Two weeks employment in September, based in Dublin. Link here.
Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. September 5th – 20th. Programme here.
Some amazing looking shows this year! Sept 25th – Oct 12 2014. Programme here:
31st July – 4th August @ Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin. 2014 Programme
Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house—the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture—must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.
A little inspiration from one of my favorite books: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
The winner of the Major Bursary and the Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Radio Drama Award will be announced at a ceremony at The Lyric Theatre in April 2014. More info here.