Discussion on contemporary playwriting with speakers from the National Theatre, Royal Court and Soho Theatre – 21st of May 2014

Sputnik’s artistic director, Noah Birksted-Breen, has organised a panel discussion at Queen Mary University, as part of QUORUM, a bi-weekly public seminar for academics, PhD students and theatre practitioners.

The title is: ‘Changes in the landscape of contemporary playwriting: 2000-2014’.

Confirmed speakers are:

Sebastian Born, Associate Director (Literary), National Theatre
Chris Campbell, Literary Manager, Royal Court Theatre
Nina Steiger, Associate Director, Soho Theatre

This event is free and open to the public. Please come at 5.30pm to the Arts Two building on the Queen Mary Mile End campus, and ask at the foyer for the Film and Drama Studio.
More information: http://queenmarydrama.wordpress.com/

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    Sputnik is a British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing new Russian drama for British audiences.

    There are several strands to Sputnik's work including:
    - producing new Russian plays in the UK
    - programming and organising the Russian Theatre Festival in London
    - developing Russian playwriting through commissions and exchanges
    - outreach work bringing drama to disadvantaged young people
    - cultural events with Russian literature and music

    Why Russia?
    Russia has a history of theatrical innovation. Russian playwrights have played a significant role in shaping modern European theatre.

    Contemporary playwriting in Russia has been going through an important and innovative period since 1991 with a prolific output by predominantly young dramatists.

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