BOLD is dedicated to transforming empty buildings into creative performing arts spaces & BOLD Elephant – a space to create, is our first.
As well as creating our own work, we want to champion & support the work of playwrights. We believe there are too few opportunities for writers to develop their plays in a process that involves other creatives & enables them to ‘see’ their work. So, we are thrilled to launch BOLD Playwrights: an exciting new playwright & play development programme.
BOLD Playwrights is a free scheme that offers three playwrights a rare opportunity to have a first draft developed from page to stage. The scheme includes dramaturgical sessions & workshops with dramaturg, director & actors. It culminates in a final semi-staged rehearsed reading at BOLD Elephant for an invited industry audience. This project is funded by the BOLD company.
BOLD Playwrights inaugral writers:
We are delighted to announce that the selected writers and their plays for this first scheme are:
Aaron Kilercioglu – A Tree Called Max; Jaisal Marmion – West Country Oriental Gentleman and Leila Nashef – Anchoress.
BOLD Playwrights is designed to support playwrights through five stages of developing a play, from first draft to first industry reading, over the course of 12 weeks.
The BOLD Playwrights Scheme will be divided into the following stages:
WORDS Dramaturgical workshops focused on an already written first draft:
ACTIONS Development workshops with actors:
VISIONS Development workshops with actors & a director:
STAGING A rehearsal process culminating in a semi-staged reading for an invited audience:
FUTURES A session for the writer, with dramaturg & director in which to assess, reflect, discuss feedback, evaluate & consider future options.
The project is expected to take place July– Sept 2021 on dates to be agreed.
Sarah Davey-Hull (director)
Sarah is the Artistic Director of BOLD, she has most recently commissioned & directed new plays by Anna Jordan, Chris Bush & Hannah Khalil for Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Steve Harper (dramaturg)
Steve is a BOLD Associate & the Literary Manager at Theatre503. In this role, he has supported hundreds of debut playwrights.