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TalkFest 2015

TalkFest 2015
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    Written byVarious
    Start date10 Aug 2015
    End date17 Aug 2015
  • Tickets£6/£4 (The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page)
    Genre Festival, Talks, Theatre, Writing Events,


    Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre's own programme and the wider Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Lively, engaging discussions, expertly led by Scotland’s leading playwrights and theatre-makers.

    Life and Death Drama Chaired by Rob Drummond
    Mon 10 Aug, 2.30pm – 4pm
    Life, death and everything in between is explored extensively by artists at this year’s Festival. Can a story about the end of life still give us hope for the future? Has theatre itself, in reflecting the full spectrum of living, come of age? Panel includes Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree), Oliver Emanuel (Dragon), Matthew Lenton (Tomorrow) Diane Torr (Donald Does Dusty),  Muriel Romanes (The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy).

    The Art of Theatre Adaptation Chaired by Zinnie Harris
    Mon 10 Aug, 5pm – 6.30pm
    Adaptations of important novels or well known stories are at the heart of a number of major productions at this year’s Festival. Why is it important to re-visit existing works of art, sometimes in the most radical of ways? Panel includes Pamela Carter (Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner), David Greig (Lanark: A Life in Three Acts), Ramesh Meyyappan (Butterfly), Annie Ryan (A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing).

    Blasted Theatre Chaired by Alan McKendrick
    Mon 17 Aug, 2.30pm – 4pm
    When it challenges the status quo, theatre encourages us to examine our own beliefs and prejudices. In some, it causes moral panic and even outrage! But it also gives important voice to those who have been censored or marginalised. What inspires artists to question
    traditional artistic forms, social mores or cultural or religious taboos? Panel includes Jo Clifford (The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven), Raeda Ghazaleh (Al Harah Theatre Company), Christopher Haydon (The Christians), Zoey Martinson (Ndebele Funeral).

    Making Your Way in the World Today Takes Everything You’ve Got… Chaired by Lou Prendergast
    Monday 17 August, 5pm – 6.30pm, T2
    As human beings, how we connect with our environment can be positive and invigorating, or it can drive us to extremes. The struggle between humanity and an increasingly complex and harsh world is a fertile starting point for drama. Panel includes Claire Cunningham (Give Me a Reason to Live), John Harris (The Garden), Brian Lobel (you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me, you have to forgive me), Orla O'Loughlin and Stef Smith (Swallow), Robbie Synge (Douglas).

    Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase 2015. / @Pwrightsstudio /

    Mon 10 & Mon 17 Aug

    Full price £6
    Concession £4

    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.


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