Meet the Traverse Fifty

19 December 2012 ← return to listing

Meet the Traverse Fifty

Today we are delighted to announce the 50 writers we'll be working with during 2013, our anniversary year.

The winning writers entered a playwriting competition from the Traverse for 500 word Plays for Edinburgh in September 2012, in the Theatre's search for 50 exciting new theatrical voices to carry the Traverse into its 50th year, and beyond. 

The Traverse received 630 scripts from across the globe and writers have been selected from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, Croatia and Australia. 

The Traverse Fifty are:

Colin Bell (Edinburgh)

Kate Bowen (Glasgow)

Michael Burnett & Joe McCann (Edinburgh)

Alison Carr (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Colin Clark (Glasgow)

Grace Cleary (Livingston)

Giles Conisbee (Pitlochry)

Robert Dawson Scott (Glasgow)

Jack Dickson (Glasgow)

Sylvia Dow (Linlithgow)

Dave Fargnoli (Edinburgh)

Sophie Good (Edinburgh)

Alan Gordon (Edinburgh)

Caroline Gray (Putney)

James Green (Newark on Trent)

Kris Haddow (Paisley)

Mose Hayward (Paris)

Molly Innes (Edinburgh)

Emily Jenkins (Meysey Hampton)

Denise Keane (London)

NSR Khan (Edinburgh)

Deborah Klayman (Southall)

Jamie Laing (Dundee)

James Ley (Edinburgh)

Jennifer Mackie (Edinburgh)

Bethan Marlow (Cardiff)

Stuart Martin (London)

Katy McAulay (Glasgow)

John McCann (Edinburgh) 

Martin McCormick (Glasgow)

Nicholas Mcgaughey (Pontypridd)

K S Morgan McKean (Glasgow)

Tara McKevitt (Dublin)

Iain Mitchell (London)

Uma Nada- Rajah (Edinburgh)

Eva O'Connor (Edinburgh)

Michael O'Neill (Glasgow)

Dino Pesut (Zagreb)

Lachlan Philpott (Sydney)

Frances Poet (Glasgow)

Tim Primrose (Edinburgh)

Matthew Ramagge (Glasgow)

Mark Robson (Edinburgh)

Helen Shutt (London)

Sam Siggs (Edinburgh)

Ellie Stewart (Bathgate)

AJ Taudevin (Glasgow)

Drew Taylor (Glasgow)

Adam Usden (Cheadle)

The winning 50 plays will be performed together on 26 January to kick off this exciting project which will run throughout 2013 and culminate in a new writing festival in the Autumn.

We've also announced our Spring 2013 season, and some highlights across the whole year. Get the full lowdown of what's in store, here







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