Almeida Theatre to host the latest Genesis Conversation, Playwriting Today: The Hard Questions

29 April 2024

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On Tuesday 14 May the Almeida Theatre will host the latest Genesis Conversation, Playwriting Today: The Hard Questions, a live panel discussion asking the tough questions facing playwrights both present and future. Genesis Conversations is a series of free discussions, which gather cultural leaders and rising talent in the arts to discuss key issues in today’s cultural world, led by the Genesis Foundation

Chaired by the Almeida’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the panel features David Byrne (Artistic Director, Royal Court), Dipo Baruwa-Etti (Writer, The Clinic), Nadia Fall (Artistic Director, Stratford East), James Graham (Writer, Ink) and Ava Pickett (Writer, 1536, winner of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2024). 

Founder & Chairman of the Genesis Foundation John Studzinski CBE said: “These talks are intended as free resources of the highest quality for artists to thrive in an increasingly tough industry. Providing healthy debates on key issues of our time, an exchange of ideas and practices from emerging artists as well as established, well-known figures, the Genesis Conversations aim to equip audiences with a new perspective and hopefully useful advice to take their practice forward.” 

This discussion will be the newest addition to the Genesis Conversations series which has taken place at Kings Place, Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre.

Playwriting Today: The Hard Questions will take place on Tuesday 14 May at 5pm. Limited tickets available.

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