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  1. Interview: Director and Playwright John Retallack

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    June 26, 2017 by David

    ‘A good playwriting tutor uses the group as skilfully as a good director deploys an ensemble of actors.’ This year …
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  2. People in Rooms: Dialogue as Action

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    April 23, 2017 by David

      There’s a glib and slightly derogatory descriptor for plays that I remember from university, which is that ‘it’s just …
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  3. Kitchen Sinks and Metaphors: Writing THREADS

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    April 18, 2017 by David

    I’ve always felt that the most gripping plays I’ve seen – the ones that have moved me, arrested me, left …
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  4. Interpreting the Archive: Stories of the Future Past

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    December 7, 2016 by David

    I’ve been resident part-time as a Writing Fellow in the Theatre Department at Bristol University since the beginning of October. …
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  5. Top Ten Tips for Research and Development: Making KOREA

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    August 29, 2016 by David

    (A daughter meets her father for the first time in 60 years during the 2015 divided family reunions, whilst journalists, North …
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  6. A Play About Brexit? I Wrote One With Teenagers Five Years Ago

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    July 5, 2016 by David

    A blood-soaked protestor in the anti-austerity protests, Spain 2012 In October 2011 I was commissioned by children’s theatre the egg …
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  7. Playwrights Are More Than Their Voices (ACE Blog 10)

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    May 22, 2016 by David

      Today my evaluation is submitted to Arts Council England for my ACE / Peggy Ramsay Foundation-funded Protected Time to Write project. …
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  8. How to Fail at Process But Win at Playwriting (ACE Blog 9)

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    May 8, 2016 by David

    I’m now almost at the end of my Arts Council England and Peggy Ramsay Foundation-funded Protected Time to Write project. This is blog …
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  9. Flip the Script: Invite Theatre to the Digital Party

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    April 17, 2016 by David

    (Audience take to the stage at Naked Lunch) My last theatre visit at IETM couldn’t have been more different from …
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  10. Trying to Punch Holograms: The Alchemy of the Live

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    April 16, 2016 by David

    Would you prefer to watch a hologram of a human, who is beamed from another space, perform with a human …
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