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 - Douglas Maxwell

    TravCast - Douglas Maxwell

    19/12/2012 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 Douglas Maxwell. Douglas has been one of the most popular and produced playwrights in Scotland for over a decade. His work in the last few years has included Promises Promises (which transferred to New York under the title The Promise in 2011, where it earned a Drama Desk Award Nomination for the actress Joanna Tope); a 10th Anniversary revival of the award winning Decky Does a Bronco; a version of Wedekind's Spring Awakening; The Miracle Man for the NTS, and Small Town, written with DC Jackson and Johnny McKnight. He has written two musicals: Watertight, with music by Richard Taylor and The Bookie with music by Aly Macrae. His work for young people includes Too Fast (which was performed by 25 Youth theatres as part of the NT New Connections Festival 2

  • TravCast John Nicholson  Steven Canny

    TravCast John Nicholson & Steven Canny

    22/11/2012 Duración: 29min

    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 Nicholson and Steven Canny who have co-authored The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society which features in The Traverse Theatre's autumn programme. This episode also features interviews with director Orla O'Loughlin and performer Javier Marzan. It also features an extract of the performance in rehearsal starring John, Javier and Gabriel Quiqley. Steven Canny (co-writer) Steven is a four-time Sony Gold winning Writer, Executive Producer and Director. As writer and adaptor work includes: No Wise Men (Liverpool Playhouse); Origins (Pleasance and Theatre Severn); Foot/Mouth (Soho Theatre);Spyski (Lyric Hammersmith & National Tour); The Hound of the Baskervilles (West Yorkshire Playhouse, national tour, Duchess Theatre, West End and 30 international producti

  • TravCast - Morna Pearson

    TravCast - Morna Pearson

    27/10/2012 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 Morna Pearson. Morna is from Elgin and currently lives in Edinburgh. Her first full professional production was Distracted at the Traverse Theatre in 2006, which won the Meyer-Whitworth Award 2007 and was nominated for a CATS Award. Morna was given the inaugural Rod Hall Memorial Award in 2006. Her other plays include: Elf Analysis (Òran Mór); The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness (National Theatre of Scotland and Òran Mór); Skin; or How To Disappear (Agent 160) and Ailie & The Alien (National Theatre Connections, 2013). Radio work includes: McBeth’s McPets (BBC Radio Scotland); Side Effects (BBC Radio 3/Bona Broadcasting). This episode also features interviews with: (In order of appearance) Garry Collins (Geoffrey Buncher) Anne Lacey (Edie Buncher) Orl

  • TravCast - Pamela Carter

    TravCast - Pamela Carter

    24/09/2012 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 Pamela Carter. Pamela is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Pamela’s most recent plays are: Skåne (directed by Tim Carroll at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in October 2011; selected for Berliner Festspiele Stückemarkt 2012); Wildlife (produced and toured in Scotland by Magnetic North Theatre Company in Spring 2011); What We Know (directed by Pamela for ek in a co-production with Traverse Theatre in February); and An Argument About Sex after Marivaux’s La Dispute (a co-commission for the Traverse Theatre, Tramway and Untitled Projects and premiered in October 2009 directed by Stewart Laing). In 2011 she was commissioned by the RCS/Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to write a short play in conjunction with the RCS Masters Degree in Directing and Acting 2010/11

  • TravCast - Mark Thomas

    TravCast - Mark Thomas

    31/08/2012 Duración: 26min

    NB Please note, this episode contains very 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 Mark Thomas. Mark is a writer, performer, journalist and political campaigner who has been on stage, screen and radio for 27 years, when he started on London’s alternative comedy scene. He is the author of several books and his TV series, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product ran for six series. His radio show the Manifesto is on-going. His most recent live shows are Extreme Rambling and Bravo Figaro!, which will have a run at the Tricycle Theatre London before touring nationally. The show won both a Fringe First and a Herald Angel award during its run at the Traverse in Edinburgh. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O S

  • TravCast - Rob Drummond

    TravCast - Rob Drummond

    24/08/2012 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 Rob Drummond. Rob is a writer, performer and director from Glasgow. His theatre credits include Sixteen (Arches Theatre Festival), Hunter (National Theatre of Scotland and Frantic Assembly, directed by John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett), Post Show (Arches Live!) Allotment (Govan Shopping Centre, NTS new work), Mr Write (Tron Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland), Top Table (Oran Mor). In 2011 Rob wrote, performed and directed his critically acclaimed show Rob Drummond: Wrestling (The Arches, winner of a Vital Spark Award) for which he trained as a professional wrestler. His dark comedy Top Table appeared at Oran Mor last year. Bullet Catch enjoyed critical acclaim and a sold out run as part of the Traverse Theatre’s Festival 2012 programme Original music

  • TravCast - David Ireland

    TravCast - David Ireland

    13/08/2012 Duración: 25min

    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 Ireland. David trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. He has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, Glasgow Citizens Theatre and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. David's first play WHAT THE ANIMALS SAY was produced at Oran Mor in Glasgow in May 2009 and transferred to the Belfast Festival. This was followed by ARGUMENTS FOR TERRORISM (Oran Mor), EVERYTHING BETWEEN US (Tinderbox Theatre Company/Solas Nua), THE END OF HOPE THE END OF DESIRE (Oran Mor), HALF A GLASS OF WATER (Abbey Theatre) and YES, SO I SAID YES (Ransom Productions). He has also taken part in Paines Plough's COME TO WHERE I'M FROM. David is currently working o

  • TravCast - Caroline Horton

    TravCast - Caroline Horton

    06/08/2012 Duración: 23min

    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 Caroline Horton. Caroline is a writer and performer based in Birmingham. She is the author and creator and author of You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy and Mess. Caroline is an artistic associate at The Bush Theatre and a member of The Optimists network of young theatre makers in the Midlands. She trained with Philippe Gaulier in Paris from 2005 to 2007, after studying at Cambridge University. In 2010 she won the Best Solo Performer Award for her performance of You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy at the Edinburgh Fringe. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Gary McNair

    TravCast - Gary McNair

    20/07/2012 Duración: 23min

    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 Gary McNair. Gary is a writer, performer and director based in Glasgow. His first performance for a Play, a Pie and a Pint – a one man show about the failings of our financial system called Crunch – went on to achieve critical acclaim at the Forest Fringe during Edinburgh’s Festivals in 2011. Gary was one of the artistic collaborators on The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show, a Play a Pie and a Pint’s 250th production. Other work include: Count Me In (National Theatre of Scotland) and How Soon Is Nigh? (The Arches and the Traverse). His latest play Born to Run features in this year's Traverse Festival 2012 programme. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Sue Glover

    TravCast - Sue Glover

    30/06/2012 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 Sue Glover. Sue was born in Edinburgh and went to school and university there. She now lives further North in the fishing village of Anstruther, within sight of the sea, and close to the beach which was the setting for her first theatre play (The Seal Wife). She writes for television and radio as well as theatre. Her favourite medium is the one she is writing for at the time. Several of her plays have been translated and produced abroad, but she regards Guy Pierre Couleau's translations and productions of Asservies and La Chaise de Paille as highlights of her theatre experience. (Her other plays include The Bubble Boy, The Seal Wife, Artist Unknown, Sacred Hearts, Shetland Saga.) Sue Glover's plays have been produced worldwide to critical acclaim. Bondagers, abo

  • TravCast - Kieran Hurley

    TravCast - Kieran Hurley

    31/05/2012 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 Kieran Hurley. Kieran is a writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow. His work is always collaborative, even when it looks like a solo show. Writing credits include Allotment (National Theatre of Scotland), St. Anthony’s (gHost City, Edinburgh Fringe), Chalk Farm (with Julia Taudevin, Tron, Mayfesto), The Jean-Jacques Rousseau Show (co-writer, Oran Mor). His monologue piece Hitch, created in collaboration with pop band Over The Wall, was nominated for a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) for Best New Play in 2010 and has played throughout the U.K. and internationally and continues to tour in 2012 produced by Trigger (England tour) and the Arches, Glasgow (Scotland tour). As a recipient of the Arches Platform 18 Award he presented a new wo

  • TravCast - Tim Price

    TravCast - Tim Price

    05/04/2012 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Tim Price. Tim is a Welsh television writer and playwright. His play For Once is just about to open (in a few minutes) at the Traverse and his new verbatim play DEMOS will debut on the 24th of April as the culmination of the Traverse’s Write Here New Writing Festival. Other stage credits include The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, Salt, Root and Roe - nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre; Out Generation; Café Cariad; From The Hip; The Whole Truth and many other plays. His play Will and George was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, 2011. Television credits include: Y Pris (The Cockle Farmer) (nominated for Best Screenwriter at Bafta Cymru 2008, nominated Best Drama for Prix Europa 2008, and won Be

  • TravCast Lewis Hetherington

    TravCast Lewis Hetherington

    06/03/2012 Duración: 24min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Lewis Hetherington. Lewis is an associate artist of Analogue, having co-written and performed in their first two shows; ‘Mile End’ and ‘Beachy Head’. Lewis has co-written their third show ‘2401 Objects’ which is a co-production with the Oldenburg Staatstheater, Germany. He is an associate artist with Imaginate, which has afforded him the chance to undertake research with Sense Scotland, exploring the creative possibilities of making theatre with and for young deaf blind adults. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Clare Duffy

    TravCast - Clare Duffy

    06/02/2012 Duración: 25min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known about the art of playwriting, and the role it plays in their lives. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Clare Duffy. Clare is a playwright, director and dramaturg in the final year of her doctoral research as practice in playwriting at Glasgow University. She co-founded Unlimited Theatre in 1997 and continues to write and create new work as a co-director, working nationally and internationally across different media. Unlimited Theatre moved into the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2012. Clare co-wrote ANA with Québec writer Pierre Yves Lemieux, a bi-lingual play for Stellar Quines Theatre Company & Imago Theatre in association with the Traverse Theatre. ANA will have its Scottish premiere at the Traverse on 2 March 2012. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Catherine Grosvenor

    TravCast - Catherine Grosvenor

    13/01/2012 Duración: 20min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Catherine Grosvenor, an Edinburgh-based playwright and translator. Her plays include One Day All This Will Come to Nothing and Cherry Blossom for the Traverse and Gabriel for Oran Mor's "A Play, A Pie and A Pint" programme. She has also translated a number of plays from Polish, including This Pole Walks into a Bar...for the Royal Court and Our Class for the National Theatre and had a translation of The Overcoat on in the Festival. She works with our Head of Learning, Noelle O’Donoghue, on the Traverse’s Class Act programme and teaches the Traverse’s writing group for 14-17 year olds called Scribble. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Jo Clifford

    TravCast - Jo Clifford

    06/12/2011 Duración: 19min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Jo Clifford is a writer, performer and teacher who lives in Edinburgh. Jo has written over 70 plays and has recently been an IASH/Traverse Creative Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.As part of the fellowship she has written the play ‘The Tree of Knowledge’ which opened at the Traverse on 10 December 2011. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain More information at www.traverse.co.uk

  • TravCast - Linda McLean

    TravCast - Linda McLean

    17/11/2011 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Linda McLean who was born in Glasgow where she studied and trained as a teacher. She travelled teaching English as a foreign language in Europe, America, Africa and Scandinavia before she wrote plays. Her plays for the Traverse: This is Water, Any Given Day, Strangers, Babies, Shimmer, Olga and One Good Beating. She is currently under commission to the National Theatre of Scotland, Magnetic North, and the Traverse Theatre. Her new play Sex and God for Magnetic North will be produced in 2012. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Alan Wilkins

    TravCast - Alan Wilkins

    12/10/2011 Duración: 21min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Alan Wilkins, a playwright whose play Carthage Must be Destroyed opened at the Traverse in May 2007 and won the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) Best New Play Award for 2007-2008. He has also written a number of other works and is currently a playwrighting tutor for the Traverse Theatre Young Writers Group. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Peter Arnott

    TravCast - Peter Arnott

    08/09/2011 Duración: 22min

    TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Literary Officer, Jennifer Williams, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse. In this episode Jennifer speaks to Peter Arnott who has written plays and songs, cabaret, film and tv scripts. Peter was Writer in Residence for the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland 2008-11, where he delivered a series of work on the social context and impact of Darwin's Origin of Species. In 2011 he was named the Traverse/ ESRC Genomics Forum Playwright in Residence. TravCast episodes will be released on a monthly basis. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

  • TravCast - Tim Crouch

    TravCast - Tim Crouch

    31/08/2011 Duración: 21min

    The Traverse Theatre's Writers Podcast recorded over the course of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. Hosted by the Traverse's Literary Officer Jennifer Williams, this is the fourth in a series of interviews with well known playwrights whose work featured in this year's programme. In this edition Jennifer talks to Tim Crouch the author of I, Malvolio. Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain

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