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Playwrights lined up for Traverse’s breakfast shorts

By | Published on Monday 16 July 2012


The Traverse Theatre has announced details of the playwrights and writers that will take part in its breakfast theatre programme this year, which returns this Festival under the title ‘Dream Plays (Scenes From A Play I’ll Never Write)’.

Sue Glover, David Ireland, Douglas Maxwell, Nicola McCartney, Johnny McKnight, Lynda Radley, Gerda Stevenson, Alan Wilkins and poet and novelists Janice Galloway and Andrew Greig are among those who will write new short works during the Festival itself, each of which will get a staged reading at the Trav over breakfast.

Though this year, for the first time, two extra writers will be added to the party last minute, talent scouted from the Fringe community by Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin and playwright, director and Traverse Associate Artist David Grieg, who are overseeing the breakfast theatre venture.

Details of each new play created will be posted on the Traverse’s website and social media ahead of its reading.