Two new creative appointments see Frances Poet and Adura Onashile join the Traverse
09 February 2018 ← return to listing
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
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
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.