Artists in Residence

The Traverse works with writers, directors and theatre artists through our Playwrights and Artists in Residence programmes. 

IASH / Traverse Creative Fellow 2014

The Traverse Theatre and The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh are pleased to announce that this year's IASH/Traverse Creative Fellow is the professional playwright and director, Clare Duffy.

As part of the Fellowship, Clare will be commissioned to write a new play for the Traverse Theatre on the topic of 'Conflict and Reconciliation'.

On hearing the news, Clare Duffy said: "It's an honour to receive the IASH Creative Fellowship and see my name alongside such acclaimed playwrights. Under the theme of 'Conflict and Reconciliation', I'm particularly interested in current political forces gathering in the Arctic over oil and the natural environment. This situation presents a number of paradoxes in the teamwork between the activists and the military presence and also the individuals that make up each team, working together in such extreme conditions."

Running since 2003, the annual IASH Creative Fellowship enables a local writer, composer or director to develop their art and push the boundaries to new levels of creative achievement. Previous IASH-Traverse Creative Fellows include Jo Clifford, Linda McLean and Iain Finlay Macleod.

Professor Jolyon Mitchell, IASH Academic Director, said: "IASH is delighted to continue its partnership with the Traverse Theatre and is very much looking forward to welcoming Clare Duffy as the next IASH-Traverse Creative Fellow in 2014-15."

The IASH-Traverse Creative Fellowship started in September 2014.




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