After a considerable deliberation, we are pleased to announce that in the Page to Stage Festival 2016, we will be presenting submissions from these writers.
- Brian Coyle – Brian has been writing drama for around five years. Last year his full length play ‘The Reckoning’ was shortlisted for the 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester and had a rehearsed reading to industry guests in London. He’s had numerous short plays and one-act plays professionally performed over the last three years in London, Bristol and Bath, and won a couple of natiional playwriting competitions i.e. The British Theatre Challenge in 2014 for his one-act play ‘The Proposition’ and Pint Sized Plays in 2015. ‘Welcome To Paradise Road’ was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Playwriting Competition in 2015.
- Clarke McWilliam – Clarke’s scripts have been performed at various theatres around Manchester, including The Royal Exchange and the Contact Theatre. Keep it in the Family, a comedy about incest, was a runner-up in the BBC’s ‘Dangerous Comedy’ competition. He recently had a short script produced as part of the BBC’s Turn Up The Talent night at Media City and a monologue performed at The Bolton Octagon’s Best of Bolton evening.
- Thomas Oléron Evans – Thomas Oléron Evans spends every scrap of free time he can find writing plays for stage and audio (at least, that’s what he would like you to believe) and hopes to have them all produced one day. During the week, he gives lectures in Mathematics at University College London, which makes life a little complicated, since he actually lives in Strasbourg, France.
- KT Parker – KT Parker writes screenplays, plays, novels, children’s stories and blogs. History, both local and national, has long been a passion and source of inspiration. Her sweet spot is storytelling based on or inspired by true stories, particularly those showcasing women and marginalised voices, as well as literary adaptations with a twist. Recently, she won the period/historical drama category of the Final Draft “Big Break” contest and has won or placed in numerous other screenwriting competitions. “The Chamber Of Beheaded Queens” is her first play.
- Robertino Patilea – Robertino Patilea has a full feature scriptwriting to his name (“Monies, cons and bones”) and two playwriting prizes (“The perfect democracy” and “The S industry”) – all in another language. “A role” is his first foray into writing in English.
- Andrew Rimmer – Andrew Rimmer is a member of Liverpool Lantern Theatre’s Writers Development Group where two short plays have been performed at ‘scratch nights’ which are under development to be full length productions. His hour-long play ‘Follow/Unfollow’ exploring the rise of YouTube vloggers was in fringe festivals in Manchester, Buxton and Liverpool in July 2015.
- Michael Rumney – Michael Rumney has had short plays performed as part of the 24:7 scratch night evenings. He has worked with Organised Chaos with their Chaotic Combinations performances writing two monologues and two duologues, one of which Hilltop was voted the best by the audience in 2011. In 2014 his short play Inference was performed at the King’s Arms Salford as part of the Organised Chaos Perspectives Programme. A rehearsed reading of his play Quantum was performed at the King’s Arms in February 2015. He has also had two sketches on the TV programme, Shoot the Writers.
- Frank Swannak – Frank Swannack obtained a PhD in English Renaissance Literature from the University of Salford in 2010. He writes stories and plays set in the Elizabethan period, and is currently working on a themed short story collection under the working title ‘Elizabethan Nightmares’. He has published poetry and stories in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies.