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 - Mark Thomas - Cuckooed

    TravCast - Mark Thomas - Cuckooed

    20/06/2014 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 theatre makers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Mark Thomas. Mark is a writer, performer, journalist and political campaigner who has been on stage, screen and radio for nearly 30 years, when he started on London’s alternative comedy scene. This August, Mark is bringing his latest show, Cuckooed to the Traverse Festival. He has most recently completed 100 Acts of Minor Dissent. In 2012, Mark performed his first ever theatre piece at the Traverse, Bravo Figaro, a touching and poignant tale first commissioned by the Royal Opera House about his opera-loving father which sold out its entire run and won Mark a Herald Angel award, a Scotsman Fringe First, and was recently broadcast on Radio 4. This show is set to tour Australia and New Zealand in 2015. He is the author of several books and hi

  • TravCast - Ella Phillips, Lara Jo Bazzu  Hannah Jo Doherty Mackinlay

    TravCast - Ella Phillips, Lara Jo Bazzu & Hannah Jo Doherty Mackinlay

    27/05/2014 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 theatre makers whose work features in the programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma is joined by three writers taking part in Writing on the Wall: Ella Phillips, a seventeen year old writer who took part in Class Act 2014; Lara Jo Bazzu, twenty-two year old University student and member of Traverse Young Writers and Hannah Jo Doherty Mackinlay, a nineteen year old Class Act Alumni writer and member of Traverse Young Writers. Writing on the Wall is a project to coincide with the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum with the voices of the young writers we work with throughout the year. Young writers from Scribble (our writing programme for 14-17 year olds) , Traverse Young Writers (Traverse writing programme for 18-25 year olds) and Class Act (our flag ship senior schools playwriting project) were invited to work with the Traverse Artistic Te

  • TravCast - Iain Heggie

    TravCast - Iain Heggie

    18/04/2014 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Directors, Hamish Pirie and Emma Callander interview well known playwrights whose work features in the programme at the Traverse. In this episode and his final TravCast, Hamish speaks to Iain Heggie, writer of 'The Queen Of Lucky People' and the last in our A Play, A Pie and A Pint series. Glasgow born and based, Iain Heggie is a playwright and director. His many plays include 'Wholly Healthy Glasgow', 'American Bagpipes', 'Sauchiehall Street', 'Experienced Woman Gives Advice', 'King Of Scotland' and 'Wiping My Mother’s Arse'. He wrote 'Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer' which started life at Òran Mór and was a huge hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. He has just completed 'Tragic', a one man version of the Hamlet story for Subway Theatre and the first Scottish version of Gorky’s masterpiece 'Lower Depths' for National Theatre of Scotland and his latest work is the James 6th monologue for NTS's 'Dear Scotland' at the Sco

  • TravCast - Tony Cox

    TravCast - Tony Cox

    17/03/2014 Duración: 19min

    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 Tony Cox, writer of 'Love With a Capital 'L'' and the first in our A Play, A Pie and A Pint series. Tony graduated with a Masters degree from Edinburgh University where he worked in the Dept of Educational Studies and helped organise a teaching programme for local prisons. Then after a stint as a secondary school teacher at Tynecastle and Leith Academy he drifted into advertising, working in London and New York. He has written 2 radio plays, 3 text books, dozens of television commercials and has recently completed a film script for Scott Free. 'Love With A Capital 'L'' is his first stage play. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Fleur Darkin

    TravCast - Fleur Darkin

    01/03/2014 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights, artists and theatre makers whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish speaks to Fleur Darkin, Artistic Director of Scottish Dance Theatre, as their latest tour, Yama/Kingdom, comes to the Traverse stage. Fleur’s work made under her own company Hotel (2005), Augustine (2007), Low Fidelity (2009) and DisGo (2009) toured to more than 100 venues in the UK alone. Internationally, her artistic practice has been commissioned by partners including Junges Hundes (Germany), P.A.R.T.S. (Belgium) and Bolzano Danz (Italy). Fleur is a prolific collaborator and her theatre work includes Roam (Grid Iron), Playtime (West Yorkshire Playhouse), You Tell Us What Was (National Theatre of Scotland), Bint Jbeil (Grid Iron/National Theatre of Scotland), The Three Musketeers (Traverse/Belgrade), Virgins (Company of Angels) and vario

  • TravCast - Ross MacKay

    TravCast - Ross MacKay

    30/01/2014 Duración: 24min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Emma Callander, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Emma speaks to Ross MacKay. Ross is a director, puppeteer, magician and sometimes a blend of all three. He has previously worked alongside Joe Douglas as puppetry director on 'The Last Polar Bears' (National Theatre of Scotland). Ross is currently artistic director of Tortoise in a Nutshell where he most recently directed Scotsman Fringe First winning 'Feral' (co-produced by Cumbernauld Theatre). Other directorial credits for the company include 'Grit' and 'The Last Miner' which have previously received Total Theatre Award, Grunshnabel Award and Arches Brick Award nominations. The productions have toured nationally and in to Europe. Other credits include Puppetry Director on 'The BFG' (Dundee Rep) Assistant Director on 'Christmas Carol' (National Theatre of Scotland) an

  • TravCast - Emma Callander

    TravCast - Emma Callander

    30/01/2014 Duración: 13min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this very special episode, Hamish speaks to Emma Callander, the newly appointed Associate Director of the Traverse. Emma is a freelance director and Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Uncut. She was resident at the National Theatre of Scotland 2009/10 through the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. She has developed and directed a number of plays for A Play, A Pie and A Pint in Glasgow including Dalgety by David Greig, Supply by Cathy Forde and most recently, The Queen of Lucky People by Iain Heggie, which was performed at the Traverse Theatre in April 2014. She has regularly directed new plays for the Bristol Old Vic and Tobacco Factory Theatre. Following its sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2013, her most recent production Banksy: The Room In the Elephant by Tom Wainwright played a

  • TravCast - Class Act

    TravCast - Class Act

    27/01/2014 Duración: 26min

    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, we bring you a Class Act 2014 special. Class Act is the Traverse Theatre’s flagship education project which introduces pupils from five schools across Edinburgh to playwriting. Aged between 15 and 17, Class Act participants have tried their hand at writing a short play, with the help of five professional playwrights. At all stages of the project, the young writers have been treated in the same way as a Traverse commissioned playwright would be. This year Class Act has engaged with 70 pupils, whose hard work and imaginations have produced 49 fantastic plays – which were performed at the Traverse at the end of January. The five schools who have been part of Class Act 2014 are Broughton High School, Craigmount High School, James Gillespie’s High School, Trinity Academy and

  • TravCast - Eilidh MacAskill  Fiona Mason

    TravCast - Eilidh MacAskill & Fiona Mason

    19/12/2013 Duración: 18min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Mason. Eilidih MacAskill is a Glasgow-based performer and theatre-maker, and artistic director of Fish & Game. She is an associate artist with Imaginate and National Theatre Studio. Recent projects include: Songs of Scotland (Arches Live), Everyone's a Winner Baby! (Merchant City Festival and Glasgow Life), Wonder Rooms (Peter Potter Gallery), What's My Sound? and Swap Shop (National theatre of Scotland, Learn), Near & Far (Tramway). Fiona Mason's most recent project's have included The Red Shoes (Tranway), Swap Shop and What's my Sound? (National theatre of Scotland), Tick Tock Machine (Royal Scottish National Orchestra). Her performances for young audiences with Fish & Game have taken her to to both Imaginate and Take Off theatre fest

  • TravCast - Oliver Emanuel

    TravCast - Oliver Emanuel

    28/11/2013 Duración: 24min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Oliver Emanuel. Oliver has written over 30 productions for radio and theatre including The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot (Macrobert), Dragon (Vox Motus/National Theatre of Scotland/Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre, China), The Day I swapped My Dad For a Goldfish (National Theatre of Scotland), Titus (Macrobert/Playwright’s Studio Scotland/Imaginate/Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013), End of The World (Red Note Ensemble), Random Objects Flying Through The Air (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland), Spirit of Adventure (Dundee Rep/Oran Mor), The Spare Room (BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play), Thirteen Minutes in Cairo (BBC Radio 4, From Fact to Fiction) and The Other One (BBC Radio 4, 15 Minute Drama). He is continuing work on The Dragon (Vox M

  • TravCast - Write Here 2013 Triple Bill Special

    TravCast - Write Here 2013 Triple Bill Special

    25/10/2013 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to three playwrights whose work features in the Write Here 2013 – Triple Bill Performances running from the 25th and 26th of October 2013. John McCann is based in Dundee. Previous plays include The Clean Room (Tinderbox Theatre Company), The Next of It (Steller Quines Rehersal Room) and Is Feidir Linn (Tinderbox Theatre Company). He was previously on attachment with the National Theatre Studioand the National Theatre of Scotland. His play Spoiling, directed by Orla O’Loughlin, features in the Triple Bill. Lachlan Philpott is based in Sydney. His previous plays include Bustown (shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Writers Guild Best Play Award) and Silent Witness (Griffin Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People and HotHouse Theatre). He is currently deve

  • TravCast - Robert Softley

    TravCast - Robert Softley

    01/10/2013 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Robert Softley. Robert is an established figure in the Scottish arts scene, with over ten years of experience in diverse and varied roles - including disability rights activist, actor and performer, writer, artistic director and supporter and advocate of equality of access to the arts for disabled people whether as artists or audiences. Robert's professional acting debut was with Theatre Workshop (Edinburgh) in ‘Nothing Ever Burns Down By Itself’ in 2002 and since then has appeared in many productions and has developed his own artistic practice - most recently instigating, co-writing and performing in ‘Girl X’ for the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Pol Heyvaert of Belgium’s Campo. In 2011 he was awarded and undertook a Creative Scotland residency whi

  • TravCast - Alexander Devriendt

    TravCast - Alexander Devriendt

    21/08/2013 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Alexander Devriendt. Alexander is the artistic director and founder of the Belgian theatre performance group, Ontroerend Goed. His past work includes the creation of the individual theatre trilogy (‘The Smile Off Your Face’, ‘Internal’ & 'A Game of You'), the direction of the three celebrated teenage plays ‘Once, and for all we’re gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen’, 'Teenage Riot' & 'All that is wrong', and his two latest creations ‘A History of Everything’ and 'Fight Night'. His plays have won several awards around the world, and is performed all over Europe, Australia and America, recently visiting the Middle East and Singapore. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Omphile Molusi

    TravCast - Omphile Molusi

    12/08/2013 Duración: 27min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Omphile Molousi. Omphile was born in the village of Bodibe in 1981, where he was raised by his Grandmother. He is a freelance writer/actor/director. He graduated at the Market Theatre Laboratory. He’s been doing theatre since 2001. His theatre acting credits include: Cadre, Itsoseng, Shakespeare dreaming at the zoo, Sizwe Bansi is dead, Animal farm, Robben Island Bible, Romeo and Juliet, The mirror, Caucasian chalk circle, Much ado about nothing, Echoes, Blurring Shine, Julius Caesar, Sharpeville 1&2 and others. His writing credits for Theatre: Cadre (Published by Junkets publishers and Oberon books UK, World premiere at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, SA premiere at the Market Theatre, Grahamstown National arts Festival Main program, Currently performing at

  • TravCast - David Leddy

    TravCast - David Leddy

    31/07/2013 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to David Leddy. David has been described as a ‘theatrical maverick’ with ‘propensity for fearless experiment’ by the Financial Times a ‘site-specific genius’ by The Scotsman and an Edinburgh Fringe Festival ‘institution’ by The Independent. His most recent show Long Live The Little Knife is part of the festival programme at the Traverse in 2013. Previous work includes Sub Rosa, Susurrus, White Tea, Untitled Love Story, Home Hindrance, Pater Noster, Reekie, Tympanic, In The Shade, Through The Night, On The Edge, I.D., Flowers, People’s Parties and Remember Me. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Fire Exit Theatre Company based in Glasgow. He was also the first person in Scotland to complete a practice-based PhD in theatre and is much sought-after as a mentor

  • TravCast - John Byrne

    TravCast - John Byrne

    27/06/2013 Duración: 31min

    *Warning, this episode contains strong language and is not suitable for children* TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to John Byrne. One of Scotland’s great polymaths, Byrne was born in Paisley in 1940. He was destined to work in the carpet factories that form the setting of his debut trilogy before being accepted as a Fine Art student at The Glasgow School of Art. In a career spanning almost 40 years he has written for the stage, radio and TV with highlights including The Slab Boys, Tutti Frutti and Your Cheatin’ Heart, and versions of Russian classics The Government Inspector, Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard. Premiering in Edinburgh in 1978, The Slab Boys went on to be staged in New York with a cast that included Kevin Bacon, Val Kilmer and Sean Penn. Byrne is also an acclaimed artist. In the ea

  • TravCast - Jenna Watt

    TravCast - Jenna Watt

    22/05/2013 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Jenna Watt. Jenna is an award winning live artist, director and theatre maker. Her other works include Little Vikings are Never Lost (The Arches, National Review of Live Art) and It's OK, It's Only Temporary; the apple smashing piece (The Arches, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Peer Group, The Basement). Jenna has directed and created work for The National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Lung Ha's Theatre Company, Forest Fringe, The Arches, Edinburgh Science Festival, The Basement and the National Review of Live Art. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast Iain Finlay MacLeod

    TravCast Iain Finlay MacLeod

    24/04/2013 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish speaks to Iain Finlay MacLeod. Iain Finlay MacLeod is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist based on the Isle of Lewis. Alongside his work as a writer he also works as a director on both single and multi-camera projects. Iain’s original stage plays include Somersaults (NTS), The Bends (Playwrights Studio/RSAMD), The Pearlfisher, I was a Beautiful Day, Homers and Alexander Salamander or The Story of a Teenage Pyromaniac, all for the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. He also adapted David Lescot’s play Une Homme en Faillte as Broke for the Traverse. I addition, Iain Finlay has written Atman and Salvage for Tosg Theatre and the libretto for The Silver Bough which was produced by Youth Music Theatre UK. Iain also collaborated on the multimedia opera St Kilda which was performe

  • TravCast - Sabrina Mahfouz

    TravCast - Sabrina Mahfouz

    14/03/2013 Duración: 17min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Sabrina Mahfouz. SABRINA MAHFOUZ began training as a civil servant after a Masters in International diplomacy but she then turned to writing poetry and prose and her first piece for theatre, That Boy, was performed at the Soho Theatre in 2010 and won a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights. Since then, she has won a UK Young Artists Award 2011 for poetry; an IdeasTap Innovator Award for theatre and one for poetry and she won a place on the Old Vic's TS Eliot Exchange 2011 to New York. She is currently Creative in Residence for Theatre & Poetry at The Hospital Club and will be the 2012 Leverhulme Trust Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre. Her recent solo show about a young stripper, Dry Ice, won widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and

  • TravCast - Lesley Hart

    TravCast - Lesley Hart

    29/01/2013 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Lesley Hart. Lesley won Playwright Studio Scotland's New Playwright Award in 2011, and went on to write 3 Seconds through the PSS mentoring scheme. Her first play for radio, Personal Best, was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in June 2010. In 2009 she wrote MIX and Second Life, two short plays for the Traverse Theatre which received performed readings as part of the ‘Wildfire’ series. Lesley's play writing has its roots in the Traverse Young Writers group, to which she belonged 2001-2002. As a feature writer, Lesley has produced hundreds of articles for publications including 4 Talent, the Channel 4 website, Product Magazine and brochures for National Theatre of Scotland. Between 2003 and 2011 Lesley also wrote a weekly op-ed column in the Press & Journal newsp

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