Skylines is a development programme for professional playwrights who are interested in writing for young audiences aged 8 - 13 years old.
The Royal Exchange Theatre and Theatre Centre understand the importance of nurturing new talent for the Young People's Theatre sector, so Skylines is here to help develop future generations of playwrights to keep the industry exciting, diverse and relevant.
Playwrights from across the North have been working on the development of new ideas; exploring the imaginative possibilities and theatrical challenges of creating work for this age-group. This will be an opportunity for the playwrights to share scenes from their work and gain invaluable feedback from the audience.
Playwrights include: Sarah McDonald Hughes
- CHRISTMAS James Leach
- ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLDKellie Smith
- THE SANDMANEve Steele
- SHOPS AND ROBBERSLorna Poustie
- FINDING BILLY WAINWRIGHTChris Bush
- THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PILLOWLouise Wallwein
- THE PORTALSarah Carratt
- BOOT CAMPMwewa Sumbwanyambe
- UNDER THE MOONLIGHTElla Greenhill
- UNDER THE SEA
The cast include: Fisayo Akinade
, Rachel Austin
(BLACK ROSES), Sushil Chudasama
, Leah Hackett
and Katie West
(PUNK ROCK and BLITHE SPIRIT).
The pieces will be directed by Andy Barry, Ed Lewis
and Holly Roughan
has been bringing the art of play-making to children and young people across England since 1953, when founder Brian Way pioneered his vision of child centred theatre. In 2012, the company continue as one of the leading new writing companies for young audiences, creating performances at the cutting edge of the theatre industry. Theatre Centre
is renowned for its collaborative practice between writers and young people, with ideas cultivated with the young person’s world view at the centre of the artistic process. Theatre Centre
's critically acclaimed work consistently stretches the imagination, critical thinking and skills of children and young people wherever they live.