TalkFest – Anatomy of a Play: How Not to Drown

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  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 2
  • 11:00
  • Aug 19
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Made in Scotland
  • Warnings and additional info: Strictly no latecomers.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Over the last three years, playwright Nicola McCartney and actor Dritan Kastrati have worked together to tell Dritan’s story of two epic journeys of survival set against the backdrop of the Balkan Wars and the British care system. Nicola and Dritan join Professor Sharon Cowan of the University of Edinburgh to dissect the process of writing this astonishing biographical play. From the initial impetus to the final stages of its development and production, they discuss the biggest challenges in translating real-life dramatic events to the stage.

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