Sparks 2011 finishes – Thank you!

July 5th, 2011

We are just coming down from a highly successful Sparks event last Sunday (July 3rd) at The Junction.  Billed as a ‘New Writing Immersion day’, it lived up to its name with ceaseless activity from 10am to 8pm.  Sarah Dickenson, from Soho Theatre, ran a fabulous  workshop to kick off the day, and this was followed by an inspiring April de Angelis masterclass.  Both attracted a great variety of writers who had travelled from far and wide to be with us!   Following these, we had the three rehearsed readings of new plays in progress:  Foxfinder by Dawn King, The Plan by Laura Watson (Junction-supported artist), andGirl Walks Into a Bar by Matthew Wilkie.  All 3 plays had feedback and questions from the audience – not always an easy thing to undergo, but truly beneficial to the writers as they ponder future development of their work.  Hats off to Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin who read every page of over 150 scripts submitted to Sparks, and who worked most closely with the featured writers.  Finally, a huge thank you to all who supported the event through their work and participation.

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