Sinopsis

TravCast is the podcast from the Traverse, Scotlands new writing theatre. We interview well-known playwrights and theatre-makers whose work features in the year-round programme at the Traverse. The Traverse is Scotlands new writing theatre. Formed in 1963 by a group of passionate theatre enthusiasts, the Traverse was founded to extend the spirit of the Edinburgh festivals throughout the year. Today, under Artistic Director Orla OLoughlin, the Traverse nurtures emerging talent, produces award-winning new plays and offers a curated programme of the best work from the UK and beyond, spanning theatre, dance, performance, music and spoken word. The Traverse has launched the careers of some of the UKs most celebrated writers David Greig, David Harrower and Zinnie Harris and continues to discover and support new voices Stef Smith, Morna Pearson, Gary McNair and Rob Drummond. With two custom-built and versatile theatre spaces, the Traverses home in Edinburghs city centre is a powerhouse of vibrant new work for, and of, our time. Every August, it holds an iconic status as the theatrical heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Outside the theatre walls, it runs an extensive engagement programme, offering audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore, create and develop. Further afield, the Traverse frequently tours internationally and engages in exchanges and partnerships most recently in Quebec, New Zealand and South Korea. The Traverse has launched the careers of some of the UKs most celebrated writers David Greig, David Harrower and Zinnie Harris and continues to discover and support new voices Stef Smith, Morna Pearson, Gary McNair and Rob Drummond. With two custom-built and versatile theatre spaces, the Traverses home in Edinburghs city centre is a powerhouse of vibrant new work for, and of, our time. Every August, it holds an iconic status as the theatrical heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Outside the theatre walls, it runs an extensive engagement programme, offering audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore, create and develop. Further afield, the Traverse frequently tours internationally and engages in exchanges and partnerships most recently in Quebec, Turkey and South Korea. Traverse Theatre (Scotland) is a Limited Company (Registered Number SC 076037) and Scottish Charity (Registered Number SC 002368) with its Registered Office at 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED.

Episodios

  • TravCast - Alan Gordon

    TravCast - Alan Gordon

    02/06/2016 Duración: 18min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellaghar, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Alan Gordon. Alan is an Edinburgh based playwright who strives to make theatre which is accessible to a wide audience and attracts new audiences to the theatre. Alan has produced 4 plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has worked with Strange Town since 2011. His plays for Strange Town include, “Teach Me”, which was shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Club Edinburgh Guide Scottish Theatre Award in the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alan is also one of the Traverse 50 and has been through the Playwrights Studio Scotland Mentoring Scheme. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Conceived, produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - White  Givan

    TravCast - White & Givan

    20/05/2016 Duración: 23min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellaghar, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Errol White and Davina Givan of the renowned group White & Givan. Errol White (Creative Co-Director) Trained at the Northern Contemporary Dance School, Errol White has performed with some of the UK’s best known contemporary dance companies including Phoenix Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Random Dance Company and National Dance Company of Wales. He has performed internationally working alongside a number of distinguished directors and choreographers including Rui Horta, Bill T Jones, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Darshan Singh Buller, Fin Walker and Janet Smith and Ashley Page. Errol was the Artistic Director of National Youth Dance Wales from 2009 till 2013. Currently he is the Creative Co-Director of the Scottish contemporary dance duo White & Givan (previously

  • TravCast - Maria Oller

    TravCast - Maria Oller

    01/04/2016 Duración: 16min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellaghar, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Maria Oller. Maria has been Lung Ha Theatre Company’s Artistic Director since 2009. She trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and London, and at The Drama Academy in Helsinki. Since then Maria has been working as an actor and director in theatre, TV and film in Scandinavia and the UK. Alongside working for Lung Ha Theatre Company, Maria is a member of Hearts & Minds Clowndoctor and Elderflower team. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Conceived, produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Rebecca Sharp

    TravCast - Rebecca Sharp

    17/03/2016 Duración: 19min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellagher, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Rebecca Sharp. Rebecca’s work spans theatre/performance, poetry, prose and collaborative projects. Originally from Glasgow, she studied Theatre at Glasgow University. Her early plays were produced at the Arches theatre in Glasgow - ‘fascinatingly complex, audacious and at times brain-poppingly clever work’ (Neil Cooper, The Herald): Last Child (2001) and Danger: Hollow Sidewalk (2006). Recent projects include The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumiere (poetry, performance), Little Forks (live literature), For the Bees (text and music with Mr McFall’s Chamber), Rules of the Moon (text/sound/performance with Philip Jeck), The Unmaking of Mary Somerville (with Stellar Quines theatre company) and The Wakeful Chamber (with a Play a Pie and a Pint, Aberdeen Per

  • TravCast - Marc Brew

    TravCast - Marc Brew

    23/02/2016 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellagher, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Marc Brew. Marc Brew is an award-winning Australian performer, director and choreographer. Now based in Glasgow, Marc’s work has been toured to critical acclaim across the world, his outdoor work (i)land was commissioned for the Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme and Without Walls. Brew’s Unlimited Commission Fusional Fragments was part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and a collaboration with world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie which toured the UK and Internationally. His new work For Now, I am... had its World Premiere at Dance International Glasgow Festival in May 2015. Marc has also produced work for a number of high profile companies such as Scottish Ballet, Indepen-dance 4, Ballet Cymru, AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company, S

  • TravCast - Matthew Zajac

    TravCast - Matthew Zajac

    29/01/2016 Duración: 24min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellagher, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Matthew Zajac. Matthew is from Inverness. He studied Drama at Bristol University and has worked as an actor for 33 years. Theatre includes work at the Citizens Theatre Glasgow, Manchester Royal Exchange, Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, the Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and the Young Vic. Most recently, he played Bishop Gornik in the feature film The Crucifixion, directed by Xavier Gens and due for release in 2016. He directed Seven Ages (2001), The Seer (2006), ‘e Polish Quine (2007), Jacobite Country (2010), Sweetness (2011) and The Baroness (2013) for Dogstar and wrote and performed The Tailor of Inverness for the company, winning the 2009 Best Actor Award at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, a Scotsman Fringe Firs

  • TravCast - Stephen Greenhorn

    TravCast - Stephen Greenhorn

    18/11/2015 Duración: 23min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellagher, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Stephen Greenhorn. Stephen has been a professional dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a wide variety of theatre companies across the UK and around the world. Notable successes include The Salt Wound (1994) for 7:84, Passing Places (1997) for the Traverse (produced at Pitlochry in 2014), King Matt (2001) for TAG, and award-winning The Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith for Dundee Rep which toured the UK and Scotland 2007-10. His feature adaptation of Sunshine on Leith for Black Camel Pictures/DNA premiered September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and has enjoyed a UK-wide release. Stephen's TV work includes the six-part drama series Glasgow Kiss (BBC1, 2000), the feature–

  • TravCast - Linda McLean

    TravCast - Linda McLean

    14/10/2015 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Associate, Rosie Kellagher, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Rosie Speaks to Linda McLean. Linda comes from Glasgow, Scotland. Her plays have won many awards. They include Every Five Minutes, Sex & God, Any Given Day, Strangers, Babies, Shimmer, Riddance and One Good Beating. Since her first production in 1997, she has been known as a playwright who experiments with form. Her plays have been translated into many languages. An anthology of her work was published in France in 2015 by Actes Sud. Linda is on the artistic board of Magic Theatre, San Francisco. She is currently writing a comedy for Magic Theatre and a new play called Thingummy Bob, for Lung Ha theatre Company will premiere at the Traverse in October 2015. She has also written a Breakfast Play for the Traverse Theatre’s Festival 2015 programme. Original music by James I

  • TravCast - Zinne Harris - Associate Director

    TravCast - Zinne Harris - Associate Director

    01/07/2015 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma Speaks to Zinnie Harris. Zinnie’s celebrated early play Further Than The Furthest Thing (Royal National Theatre / Tron co-production) won her the Peggy Ramsay Playwriting and John Whiting Award in 2001. Her most recent play, How To Hold Your Breath, premiered at the Royal Court Jerwood downstairs in 2015. Her other plays include The Wheel (2011, National Theatre of Scotland), which won a Fringe First and was joint winner of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award; an adaptation of A Doll’s House (2009, Donmar Warehouse); Fall (2008, Traverse Theatre), Midwinter (2004, RSC), which won an Arts Foundation Fellowship Prize for Playwriting; and Nightingale And Chase (2001, Royal Court Theatre). Zinnie’s television work includes two 90 minute dramas for Ch

  • TravCast - Sasha Dugdale  Chris Campbell - The Art of Translation

    TravCast - Sasha Dugdale & Chris Campbell - The Art of Translation

    13/04/2015 Duración: 23min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Chris Campbell and Sasha Dugdale about the art of translation. A translator and poet, Sasha Dugdale has translated many plays from Russian for theatres around the world, including the Royal Court Theatre, the Traverse Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and BBC Radio Drama. She also translates poetry and short stories, and her translation of the poet Elena Shvarts’ Birdsong on the Seabed (Bloodaxe) was a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation and shortlisted for the Popescu and Rossica Prizes. Sasha translated 'Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha' by Ukrainian playwright Natalia Vorozhbyt as part of Traverse Theatre A Play, A Pie and A Pint Spring Season 2015. Chris Campbell has worked as an actor at theatres including The National, The Roy

  • Travcast - Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Travcast - Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    19/03/2015 Duración: 18min

    *Please note, this month's TravCast was recorded via a remote link meaning there is a lower sound quality than usual at certain points in the episode.* TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to playwright and actor, Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Her debut play 'Fleabag' opened at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to acclaim and awards. Phoebe has been awarded The Critics Circle Award (Most Promising Playwright), two Off West End Awards (Most Promising Playwright and Best Female Performance), a Fringe First and a Stage Award (Best Solo Performance). She also received a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award. This production of Fleabag was nominated for an Olivier Award 2014 for Outstanding Achievem

  • TravCast - White

    TravCast - White

    12/01/2015 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, performers in Catherine Wheel's award-winning White. As an actor, deviser and director Andy Manley has been involved with many of the children’s theatre companies in Scotland. He creates performances largely through devising, though has worked on several written projects. He directs or performs depending on what feels right for the project. He started to make his own work in 2006, before that he was an actor. Andy works with a number of artists and collaborators to create his shows and the performances travel extensively to UK and international venues and festivals. Andy worked with Shona previously on Potato Needs a Bath, which has toured to the New Victory Theatre and he has worked with Catherine Wheels on Martha

  • TravCast - Iain Finlay Macleod - Devil Masters Special

    TravCast - Iain Finlay Macleod - Devil Masters Special

    11/12/2014 Duración: 24min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Iain Finlay Macleod, writer of the current Traverse Theatre Company production 'The Devil Masters'. Iain Finlay has had over fifty dramatic works produced for radio, theatre, television and film. His work has been shown in a number of countries such as the US, Germany and France. Plays for the Traverse Theatre include The Pearlfisher, I was a Beautiful Day, Homers and Broke (A version of the French play, Un homme en Faillite). Other plays include Somersaults for the National Theatre of Scotland and St. Kilda - The Opera which was performed in five European countries simultaneously in four languages. Iain Finlay is currently Associate Artist (Gaelic) at the National Theatre of Scotland. He was awarded the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2

  • TravCast - New Writing from Theatre La Licorne

    TravCast - New Writing from Theatre La Licorne

    20/11/2014 Duración: 39min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to three Québécois writers Fabien Cloutier, Catherine-Anne Toupin and François Archambault who came to the Traverse Theatre as part of a cultural exchange between Théâtre La Licorne, Montreal and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. La Licorne is the home of La Manufacture Theatre Company in Montreal, founded in 1975. It mirrors some of the key passions of the Traverse Theatre, commissioning and producing some of the best new writing from Québec and beyond, presenting a significant number of Traverse plays in translation. Over the last few years, Traverse Theatre Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin has worked closely with La Licorne Artistic Director Jean-Denis Leduc and this exchange is part of a long term relationship between these two pioneering t

  • TravCast - Rebecca Sharp

    TravCast - Rebecca Sharp

    31/10/2014 Duración: 12min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Rebecca Sharp. Rebecca Sharp is a writer from Glasgow. Her guiding interest is in exploring the intersections between ideas and artistic practice, creating innovative projects, often in collaboration with other artists. Her own practice regularly extends beyond writing to include directing, producing and performing. Her work reflects a wide range of interests and influences: storytelling and folklore, landscape and map-making, ideas of North, archaeology, the voice and multiple voices, memory, reverberation and layering, absence and presence - and a pervading interest in the interconnectivity of thing. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - David Greig - The Yes/No Plays

    TravCast - David Greig - The Yes/No Plays

    12/09/2014 Duración: 14min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to David Greig. Traverse Associate Artist, David Greig has been on the Scottish theatre scene since 1993 when Stalinland was produced by the Citizen's Theatre and he received his first professional commissions from The Traverse Theatre and The Royal Court. He has written many plays, most of which have premiered in Scotland. From 2005 to 2007 he was the first Dramaturg of The National Theatre of Scotland. Since his first main stage production Europe at the Traverse Theatre in 1996, his work has been produced extensively abroad. His plays have been translated and produced in most of the countries of Europe, the USA and Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan and Korea. David Greig has produced around 50 plays, texts, adaptations, translations and librett

  • TravCast - Kim Noble

    TravCast - Kim Noble

    21/08/2014 Duración: 11min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Kim Noble. Kim is an awarding comedic performance and video artist. His multi-disciplined approach has led him to work across theatre, TV, film, art and comedy He was one one half of Perrier Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated experimental art-comedy duo Noble and Silver. Kim’s work uses a provocative and humourous style to expose the human condition: notions of death, sexuality, gender and religion are picked at with dry comedic use of tragedy meshed with absurdity. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Valentijn Dhaenens

    TravCast - Valentijn Dhaenens

    20/08/2014 Duración: 23min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Valentijn Dhaenens. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Dramatic Arts at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Valentijn co-founded his own theatre company, SKaGeN. From 2006, the company has been rewarded with structural subsidisation from the Flemish / Belgian Government for their work as one of the leading modern theatre groups in Belgium and Holland. Outside SKaGeN he has worked extensively as an actor in over 30 productions for Belgium’s major companies such as NT Gent, Kaaitheater Brussels and Ontroerend Goed. His international breakthrough came with his own written and directed solo-show BigMoutH that is touring extensively to major festivals and venues worldwide. A follow up called SmallWaR was presented at the Traverse Theatre as part of its Edinburgh Fe

  • TravCast - Chris Goode

    TravCast - Chris Goode

    17/08/2014 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Chris Goode. Chris is the lead artist in Chris Goode & Company. This a collaboration between Chris, producer Ric Watts, writer and critic Maddy Costa, and a fluid evolving ensemble of makers, designers and performers with a group of associate artists at its core. The company launched in March 2011 and fully realised projects to date include: THE ADVENTURES OF WOUND MAN AND SHIRLEY, a new version of Chris’s acclaimed solo storytelling show for Edinburgh and BAC in 2011 and a UK tour in 2012, KEEP BREATHING(Drum Theatre Plymouth, 2011),OPEN HOUSE, (held at Transform at West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2011 and Mayfest 2012), GOD/HEAD(Ovalhouse and Theatre in the Mill, 2012), 9(co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse, April 2012), MONKEY BARS (Co-produced with the

  • TravCast - John McCann

    TravCast - John McCann

    03/08/2014 Duración: 18min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights and theatremakers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma Speaks to John McCann. John's play Spoiling is part of the Traverse Festival 2014 programme. John is originally from County Armagh in Northern Ireland. He now lives in Scotland where his short play This Long Time was given a staged reading at the Traverse Theatre as part of Ten and where another play, The Next Of It, was read as part of Stellar Quines' Rehearsal Room 16. He was one of four emerging writers selected to participate in the Playwrights' Studio Scotland mentoring programme during 2009-2010. His latest play, The Cleanroom, was recently staged by Tinderbox Theatre Company in Belfast as part of the acclaimed True North ensemble project. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

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