Two new creative appointments see Frances Poet and Adura Onashile join the Traverse

09 February 2018 ← return to listing

Two new creative appointments see Frances Poet and Adura Onashile join the Traverse

The Traverse Theatre is excited to announce two new creative appointments for 2018, which see the theatre continue to support and champion woman writers in developing a piece of work from first spark to finished script. Both appointments will result in the completion of a new full-length play.

Awarded IASH/Traverse Creative Fellow 2018, playwright Frances Poet will work on the commission of a new play inspired by a current interest of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) - is pain an essential part of being alive? Poet, whose debut original full-length play Gut opens at the Traverse in April, will have an office and full fellowship at IASH, whilst receiving dramaturgical support from the Traverse's artistic team.

Adura Onashile - who first worked with the Traverse on her Festival 2016 directorial debut, Expensive Shit - will be our 2018 Writer in Residence, after being awarded a bursary under the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme. Celebrating and supporting the brightest British writing talent, the bursary will see Onashile spend a year at the Traverse on attachment while she works on a new full-length commission.

Both playwrights have received myriad previous praise and recognition for their work - including Poet's Gut being shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2015, and Onashile's Expensive Shit winning a Fringe First award in 2016.

 

 

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