Two LPC members are in top ten finalists for London Fringe Theatre writing award from which top three will be selected by the judges. They are Rick Perrins with The Definite Article and Nicola Albon with The Visitors. The other eight selected writers are listed below.
The final three selections will be announced next week.
The London Awards for Art and Performance 2010 recognise artists at the forefront of their field to celebrate our capital city as the major arts centre of the world. In addition to theatre writing, the other categories are: Art, Jazz, New Comedy, New Music, New Poetry, Photography, Short Fiction, 48 hours Short Film and Best Play.
Judges for London Theatre Writing Award
Ola Animashawun Creative Director, Euphoric Ink
Ola has 25 years experience of working in theatre, with 15 years specialist experience in the field of playwriting workshops and script development. He is an Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, described by the New York Times as ‘the most important theatre in Europe’ because of its work with new playwrights, and he leads introductory playwriting courses at theatres across the country. Ola is Artistic Associate at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, a Freelance Presenter, Script Editor/Advisor and Outdoor Theatre Producer.
Ria Parry, co-Artistic Director of Iron Shoes
This year Ria was awarded the Leverhulme Bursary by the National Theatre Studio where she is currently Director in Residence. Her production of Crush by Paul Charlton recently completed a national tour, after winning a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009. Ria studied at Royal Holloway University and the National Theatre Studio Director’s Course, and spent two years as a Creative Producer at Watford Palace Theatre.
London editor of the FringeReview, Skye is General Manager of the Kings Head Theatre, Islington. She is also a freelance theatre producer. She produced Recycled Dreams, which was sponsored by Legal and General, and premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. She also produced a successful West End benefit concert starring Rolf Harris, Lorna Luft and Jason Donovan to raise money for the Australian bushfires that devastated Victoria in 2009. ?
Congratulations to LPC member and recent Platform writer, Iheke Ndukwe, on the wonderful news of his marriage. He tried to keep it quiet but his ‘out of office reply’ betrayed him – all the very best wishes to the happy couple from all of us!
Welcome to Platform and Theatre 503 response winner, Lucy Avery, who has agreed to join the LPC team to help with marketing and PR.
The team of readers, representing the best of London’s fringe theatres, for London Festival Fringe playwriting award under leadership of David Bottomley, Writers Group Director of the London Playwrights’ Collective.Brian AstburyFounderThe SpaceDarren BattenReader
ProducerBrockley Jack Studio TheatreHenry BellLiterary ManagerOrange Tree TheatreTrudi BoatwrightArtistic DirectorIn Company TheatreDaniel BrennanArtistic DirectorIn Company TheatreBarry EdwardsDirectorScenePoolBen EllisPlaywright, ReaderChurchill TheatreSteve HarperLiterary Co-ordinatorTheatre503Kerry IrvineDirectorScenePoolSharon KanolikParticipation Co-ordinatorBroadway TheatreTanith LindonArtistic DirectorCanuk Theatre CompanyJennifer LunnArtistic DirectorCulturcated Theatre CompanyAlix ThorpeReaderSoho and Hampstead TheatresJeremy WoodhouseAdministratorBroadway Theatre