A Bee Sting
By Manasvi Nanavati
Director Ashley Cummings
Performer Patrick McGuinness
“Okay, okay, I am done talking about my fear of bees.”
EIGHT: fresh new plays from first-time writers
Thanks to the continued support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sherman Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting course for 15 – 18 year olds has been able to continue throughout lockdown and as it eases. The participants have created eight monologues that are personal reflections on the experience of 2020 and the situation caused by Covid-19.
The plays in EIGHT were written and directed through weekly Zoom meetings facilitated by Branwen Davies, Matt Hartley, Timothy Howe and Non Haf Davies. All plays were self-filmed by the actors involved.
“I’m delighted by the ideas, imagination and images created. It’s exciting to be able to celebrate our young writers and their work.”
With thanks to:
Playwriting tutors Branwen Davies & Matt Hartley
Sherman Theatre Creative Engagement Manager Timothy Howe
Introduction to Playwriting Assistant Non Haf Davies
Film Editor Chris Lloyd
Introduction to Playwriting is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.