Archive for May, 2011

Online presence

Posted in blogging, networking, new writing, producing, venues on May 16, 2011 by danbaker83

Originally written for ArtsProfessional

I’ve spoken here before about the benefits of the internet in bringing creative communities together, but how can we directly engage with the platforms available to us to make the most of them – and how do we get the balance right to ensure we engage with audiences, and don’t ignore their input?

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Protecting the playwright

Posted in new writing, producing on May 16, 2011 by danbaker83

Originally written for ArtsProfessional

As a producer who works largely in new writing, I’m always fascinated to observe the process a writer undertakes – between first draft and first night a number of things in a script can change, and watching a piece grow stronger is one of the joys of the process. But as a community, we must ensure that writers are protected to enable them to develop without feeling pressurised.

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