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Join a panel of writers and theatre makers reflecting on depictions of gender and sexuality in our autumn season.
The panel features playwright DC Moore, Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Dawn Walton and actor and director Sam Boardman-Jacobs. Between them, the three bring a wealth of incisive and entertaining perspectives on new writing in national and international theatre over the past 50 years.
The panel is chaired by Andrew Loretto, Sheffield Theatres Creative Producer.
This event runs from 1.00pm – 2.00pm
DC Moore’s plays include Alaska (Royal Court), The Empire (Royal Court and Drum Theatre, Plymouth, winner of the TMA Award for Best Touring Production), Honest (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Edinburgh Festival & Soho Theatre), Town (Royal & Derngate, Northampton) and The Swan (as part of Double Feature – National Theatre, Paintframe). In 2008 he won the inaugural Tom Erhardt Award for promising new playwrights and was the 2011 Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Court Theatre. He adapted The Empire for Radio 3’s The Wire season and his television credits include Home for Channel 4/Touchpaper’s 2011 Coming Up scheme.
Director Dawn Walton began her career at the Royal Court Theatre, going on to be awarded the first Jerwood Young Director’s Award at the Young Vic Theatre. After a year as Acting Head of Studio-National Theatre, Dawn is currently the Artistic Director of eclipse theatre company.
Recent theatre includes. Lyrikal Fearta (Sadlers Wells). For Eclipse Theatre: One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show , The Hounding Of David Oluwale (TMA: Best Director nomination). For Royal Court Theatre: Oxford Street (Olivier Awards Nomination). For Sheffield Theatres: There’s Only One Wayne Matthews
Film includes: 10by10 – 10 short dramas for The Space (ACE/BBC)
Sam Boardman-Jacobs is an award winning writer, theatre director, scenographer & dramaturg. Awarded an MA in Choreography from Laban Academy, he now makes choreographic dance theatre with Found Reality Dance Theatre of which he is Artistic Director. He was Reader in Drama at the University of Glamorgan. Sam was nominated Designer of the Year for his Scenography for the London premiere of Kroetz’s Stallerhof, won acclaim for his work on Holocaust drama with Manchester Youth Theatre and received a grant from the European Association of Jewish Culture for his play Why Is This Night?. He was a scriptwriter for 12 years on BBC Radio 4’s The Archers and a writer for Channel 4’s Brookside.
Andrew is Creative Producer at Sheffield Theatres. For the Crucible he has directed the world premieres of LeanerFasterStronger by Kaite O’Reilly and Lives in Art by Richard Hurford – the inaugural production for Sheffield People’s Theatre with a company of eighty performers aged 12-84. He was also Dramaturg for Company Chameleon’s most recent new production Gameshow which premiered at the Lowry, Salford last year and is touring this autumn. He will direct 20 Tiny Plays about Sheffield for the Crucible in April 2013.
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