This Friday and Saturday, our new writing festival Write Here reaches its climax withTriple Bill Performances. The plays from John McCann, Ellie Stewart and Lachlan Philpott excited the Traverse Artistic team the most out of pool of 46 submissions, and were chosen to headline the festival.
In this special edition of our monthly writers’ podcast, all three writers sit down and talk to Hamish Pirie talk about where their ideas come from, and what challenges lie in the way of their writing
In the latest installment of the Traverse monthly writers’ podcast, Associate Director Hamish Pirie speaks to Robert Softley, an established actor, writer, director and disability activist, about his work and his upcoming show 'If These Spasms Could Speak', which tours to the Traverse this autumn, 11-12 October.
Peter Arnott presents new play, tackling the meaning of life
One of Scotland’s most cherished playwrights, Peter Arnott, has been working at Edinburgh University, developing a play for the Traverse throughout 2012. On Thursday, he will present the culmination of his year’s work with his rehearsed reading Group Portrait in a Landscape (Et In Arcadia).
We caught up with Peter to hear more about the residency, and the play itself.
In the second TravCast of the Festival, Traverse associate director Hamish Pirie talks to Fringe First winning writer Omphile Molusi.
This August, we’ll be bringing you a podcast featuring a different writer from the Traverse Festival each week. First up is a true Fringe institution - he’s been described as a 'theatrical maverick' with 'propensity for fearless experiment' by the Financial Times a 'site-specific genius' by The Scotsman. Meet David Leddy! Traverse Assoiciate Director Hamish Pirie gets inside the theatre-maker’s head.
In this special edition of our monthly writers’ podcast, Traverse Associate Director Hamish Pirie chats to John Byrne, a writer who is instrumental to the Scottish cultural canon, and to the Traverse in particular.