FINBOROUGHFORUM Series to Kick Off Sept 11 with EIGHT BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT PLAYWRITING
FINBOROUGHFORUM presents EIGHT BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT PLAYWRITING, curated by Elizabeth Kuti and Luke Holbrook.
The return of FINBOROUGHFORUM, a series of informal discussions and debates on the current state of new writing for the theatre in the UK, is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.00pm from 11-25 September 2013, following the performance of the world premiere of Elizabeth Kuti's new play Fishskin Trousers. All events are free to ticketholders for Fishskin Trousers.
FINBOROUGHFORUM events will all be Twitter friendly with live tweets from @FinboroughForum. Using the hashtag #finfor, the speakers will also be answering questions posed on Twitter so everyone can be included, no matter where they are in the world.
EIGHT BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT PLAYWRITING:
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at 9.00pm
1. Are monologue plays proper plays?
With Elizabeth Kuti (playwright), Glyn Maxwell (poet and playwright), Rebecca Prichard (playwright) and Stewart Pringle (playwright, theatre critic for Time Out and producer of the London Horror Festival)
Thursday, 12 September 2013 at 9.00pm
2. Is theatre that doesn't try to change the world a waste of time?
With Adrian Jackson (Artistic Director, Cardboard Citizens), Zoe Lafferty (playwright and director, Associate Director, Freedom Theatre, Palestine) and Shamser Sinha (playwright).
Friday, 13 September 2013 at 9.00pm
General Post Show Discussion on Fishskin Trousers
With Elizabeth Kuti (playwright), Robert Price (director) and the cast of Fishskin Trousers. Chaired by Lloyd Trott (Dramaturg at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at 9.00pm
Post Show Discussion on New Writing and Irish Theatre
With Aideen Howard (Literary Manager, National Theatre Society at The Abbey Theatre, Dublin) and Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court Theatre).
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 9.00pm
3. What do Literary Managers and Dramaturgs actually do and whose side are they on?
With Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court Theatre), Francis Grin (Literary Manager, Finborough Theatre), Mel Kenyon (Literary Agent and former Literary Manager at The Royal Court Theatre), Reen Polonsky (Senior Reader, Finborough Theatre) and Brian Walters (Deputy Literary Manager, National Theatre).
Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 9.00pm
4. Is UK theatre insular and out of touch?
With Dr. Clare Finburgh (Senior lecturer and expert in French and UK performance, University of Essex)
Friday, 20 September 2013 at 9.00pm
5. Is the theatre institutionally both sexist and ageist in its attitude to playwrights?
With Nell Dunn (playwright), Neil McPherson, (Artistic Director, Finborough Theatre) and Louise Monaghan (playwright).
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at 9.00pm
6. Is there a place for the very short play?
With Matt Applewhite (Managing Director, Nick Hern Books).
Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 9.00pm
7. What are the worst mistakes a director can make when working on a new play?
With Clare Lizzimore (playwright and director) and David Mercatali (director).
Friday, 27 September 2013 at 9.00pm
8. Do workshopping and script development processes help or hinder?
With Chris Foxon (Producer, Papatango Theatre Company and the Papatango New Writing Prize) and Corinne Salisbury (General Manager for Nabokov, Pieces Productions, Theatre Uncut and Forward Theatre Project).
The Finborough Theatre is located at 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED. Box Office 0844 847 1652; Book online at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk. The FINBOROUGHFORUM series runs Wednesday, 11 September 2013-Friday, 27 September 2013, playing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 9.00pm (plus Tues 17). Admission is free to ticketholders for any performance of Fishskin Trousers (bring along a ticket or a booking confirmation email for any performance of Fishskin Trousers).