Accelerator (new writing) is a strand of Accelerator which will offer producing and artistic support for playwrights to develop new writing for young audiences over the next three years. After a call out process, the writer we have selected to work with for 2019/20 is Skye Loneragan who will work a new idea for young people called The Turmeric Trail.
We are working in partnership with the Traverse Theatre which meant Skye could present a rehearsed reading of The Turmeric Trail on 9 November as part of First Stages Festival, the Traverse's new festival of new script-in-hand readings. She had a couple of days with professional actors to help in the writing and presentation.
After receiving feedback on the rehearsed reading, Skye will now have some development time in January 2020 with a larger creative team to create a work in progress that will be performed as part of our Ideas Exchange event on 29 January at the Traverse.
Over to Skye.....