Play Development

By The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company


We supported theatre maker, Sarah Wanendeya, to develop her drama school leaving piece “Becoming The Invisible Woman” into a fully fledged play ready for touring should  Sarah wish to take it on that journey. Sarah worked with dramaturg, Fiona Graham, over a period of months to re-write the piece. We also supported a week of rehearsal R & D with a new cast so that the work could be put on its feet during the course of writing. Sarah and Fiona renamed the piece “Middlescence”.


Local artist, Jess Bolam, gave her response to the new theatre piece with a series of drawings. Jess identified key  moments in the play which spoke to her and she made ten impressive drawings. This was all part of telling stories in different ways.