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Different Stages International: Scotland’s New Writing Symposium

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The School of Informatics

10 Crichton Street

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This new event, in partnership with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, is an exciting opportunity to share and celebrate the tremendous success of playwrights, and their work, globally.


“How do we create new possibilities for creative co-production and two-way traffic, including more Scottish productions of new plays from elsewhere?”

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 2019


This is a must-attend event for theatre professionals passionate about new writing on the international stage. Different Stages International will be Livestreamed and BSL interpreted.

The event comprises:

  • A keynote speech, from David Greig, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre. David will address the importance of international collaboration; personal experiences of working in partnership, and the need for all of us to be ambitious, brave and outward looking.
  • Round table discussions facilitated by professional playwrights and theatre practitioners. These sessions allow you to share different experiences; models and practice; challenges and success stories - and get to know as many new people as possible.
  • An informal drinks reception giving you the opportunity to take conversations further and meet delegates you might not yet have had the chance to.

Join playwrights, translators, promoters, producers, directors, dramaturgs and others, from all over the world, as we gather for a vital conversation about the place of new writing internationally.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for Scotland-based playwrights travelling from outside the central belt of Scotland. Please email differentstages@playwrightsstudio.co.uk for more information.

If you aren’t able to attend the event in person, the keynote speech will be Livestreamed so please register for the Different Stages International: Scotland’s New Writing Symposium Livestream.

Please email differentstages@playwrightsstudio.co.uk if you have any questions.

We very much hope you’ll be able to attend, in person or virtually!

You are also welcome to attend any of our other TalkFest events during the Edinburgh Festival.

Delivered in partnership with The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society. Part of A Year of Conversation 2019.

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