I AM CURRENTLY...
Having created a new agit-prop, music theatre production AVOIDABLE CLIMBING earlier this year, as part of the TAKE ME SOMEWHERE Festival
...I have been working on the development of several new adventures since March:
- LAMMERGEIER - a pitch black comedy set during the Foot And Mouth Crisis, 2001
In April / May I worked with Callum Smith of SHOWROOM , funded by Creative Scotland to develop ideas for a new play set in a slaughter pen about 2 young graduate vets drafted in to help slaughter sheep, during the Foot And Mouth crisis in 2001. I worked with exceptional actors Chloe Ann Tylor and Naomi Stirrat, designer Natasha Jenkins and all the brilliant staff at Dumfries Theatre Royal and Platform Glasgow. The play is now being redrafted and will be in further development at some point soon.
More details here http://drewmakestheatre.com/lammergeier
- I have set up a new company with my colleague Lucy Wild. We are COMPANY MANY and we are going to take over the world soon.
- COMPANY MANY are beginning the development of two new shows: You Do It To Yourself, You Do, And That's What Really Hurts? - a multi-voiced poetry/theatre project about very millenial problems... and a new Song Cycle Musical Theatre Project THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG
I have am currently working with Rosanna Hall and Rose Ruane - developing their new plays. I am very excited to be facilitating other playwrights and cannot wait to apply my visceral, visual style in mounting their work.
I am continuing my relationship with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, currently delivering their inaguaral over 60s Drama Group and 2 Youth Theatre Groups
IN 2015 I received a New Playwright's Award from the Playwrights' Studio Scotland... a bursary to keep me writing a lot more and receive some key support for my writing as I do it! I've been very blessed during my time with the organisation and after 2 years of development, I am now off on my own...
My play CAMP DAVID - a very contemporary family farce - had a development day in January this year, directed by Joe Douglas - with a cast that included Kate Dickie, Pauline Knowles, Meghan Tyler, Robin Laing, Gregor Duncan and Cameron Fulton.
CAMP DAVID a contemporary farce in two acts is currently being read by a lot of people.
I am writing 2 other projects, but more about those later...