Sunday, 13 October 2013
Week 91: Adam
I am a young playwright born and raised in East Leeds. I recently graduated from Leeds University after studying English and since then have pursued my passion for writing. In the past, I have written short plays performed locally and sit on the board for Script Yorkshire, a local writing body. Last year, I wrote my first short film, Gatecrasher, which starred Ryan Prescott (Emmerdale, Doctors, Marchlands) and has since gone on to be accepted in film festivals worldwide and won a Jury Award in Berlin. I am currently preparing for my next play, True Colours, which is my first full length play to go on a UK Tour. It explores themes of racism and prejudice in modern Britain and we will be working alongside local mosques and community groups in order to hold workshops that delve into the play's issues. It premieres in Leeds, before visiting Birmingham, London, and Liverpool. It is also being funded by Arts Council England and Leeds Inspired. During the week we will be in the midst of rehearsals, working incessantly towards opening night (25th Oct) as well as working with the local groups as we hold our first workshop on 19th October. Therefore the People of Leeds account will be in the heart of the what's going on and will hopefully see first hand the impact we are trying to make within the local community.