Working with the Traverse on the development of The
Dark Things was one of the highlights of my career. I
really appreciated the importance that was placed on realising the
initial vision that I had for the play and the encouragement I was
given to be as brave as I could be. For me, these are such vital
elements for the development of any new play."
Ursula Rani Sarma - The Dark
Things (Traverse Theatre Company)
The Traverse has a rich history of working with some of the most
adventurous playwrights from Scotland and around the
We work with playwrights at every stage of their career, reading
and feeding back on scripts, hosting play development workshops,
commissioning new work, and providing one-to-one meetings between
writers and a member of our Artistic team.
As well as writers' groups like Traverse Young Writers and The
Playwrights' Toolkit, more informal writers' events take place at
the Traverse throughout the year. We invite people to get under the
skin of new writing in all of its forms.
Well-known Traverse productions include Midsummer [a play
with songs] by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre, Knives in
Hens by David Harrower, Iron by Rona Munro,
Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke,
Bondagers by Sue Glover and The Slab Boys
Trilogy by John Byrne.