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Little Pieces of Gold - June
Love Camp by Carla Grauls (directed by Eva Sampson)
Carla is a London-based writer and artistic director of the Hurlyburly Theatre Company. Recently she won the 2013 Nick Darke Award for her play Made for Him, of which a short was first performed at LPOG's Festopia showcase in January 2013. Her play Occupied received a full run at Theatre503 in April 2014.
Cyber-Babies by Poppy Corbett (directed by Charlie Ely)
Poppy is playwright and director based in London. Most recently, her play Hatchling won the Pitch Your Play competition run by Masterclass and received a reading at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. She has had short plays produced at the Soho Theatre, Theatre 503, the Old Red Lion, Southwark Playhouse, Chapter Arts, The Arches, and at the Arcola. Her book, The Enormous Book of Talk for Writing Games (a KS2 resource for primary school teachers), was published last year. Poppy is Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London
Sound of Birds by Tom Harvey (directed by Michael Beigel)
Tom is winner of the WriteNow 5 new writing competition and his play Pool runs at The Jack Theatre 27th May to 7th June 2014. In addition to The Sound Of Birds Tom wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Lydia, and plays Pool, Bed and The Well. Tom is a past BAFTA winner, alongside Tim Wright and Rob Bevan, for interactive drama Online Caroline. Alongside writing, Tom runs SohoCreate, the new creative festival for London.
Face to Face by Ben Worth (directed by Suzette Coon)
Ben Worth is an actor and writer. Just recently Ben’s play, Hell Land, was presented in Theatre503’s ‘Futures’ showcase. His short play Suit and Tie was staged at Theatre 503 as part of the ‘Thatcherwrite’ season and for Little Pieces of Gold, Park Theatre in 2013. He co-wrote the play, Twelve Miles From Nowhere, for Action Transport Theatre which was long-listed for Best Play in 2012 by the Writer’s Guild. He is currently developing a film on homelessness and is planning to take his new full length play ‘The Old Mans Pissed Again!’ to Edinburgh 2014.
Echoes through the Dust by Sarah Hehir (directed by Madeleine Moore)
Sarah is a playwright, poet and winner of the 2013 BBC Writing Prize. Her play, Bang Up was broadcast as the Afternoon Drama on BBC Radio 4 last August. In 2013 she also reached the final shortlist for the Portal Entertainment Immersive Writing Prize. Last year, her short play March showed at LPOG’s show at Park Theatre and The Fourth Circle was performed in London and Rochester. She is currently writing her first full length stage play Child Z; an early draft was performed at The Little Pieces of Gold Rehearsed Reading Series in November 2013.
Giraffe by Tom Collinson (directed by Jo Greaves)
Tom is a writer/director and created, wrote and co-directed two series of the sitcom Self Storage for Radio 4 starring Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap, which the Times called, “A Beckettian examination of the parameters of solitude with plenty of wry laughs”. His short plays include Strands performed at Theatre 503, Ironman at The Pleasance and In a Box which won the Off Cut Festival at the Riverside Studios. He is currently directing Liam Hourican's new comedy show, A Kitchen Nightmare, for the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
Social Class by Nathan Diamond (directed by Faye Merralls)
Nathan read English and Drama at the University of the West of England, where he received the Drama Prize. He is an actor, director, and writer currently based in London. His writing has encompassed stage, screen, and radio, and as well as working on a sitcom pilot for the BBC, he has just completed two full-length plays and a series of monologues, due to be staged in Bristol later this year.
[Please note: Ice Cream by Sarah Kosar, directed by Anthony Almeida, will no longer be presented]