Here are the topics and questions posted in response to these at the Lucid Open Space event in Chapter:
The Writer and their process:
– If I know my play why do I have to write the script?
– How do I know if my ideas are good enough?
– When is the right time to ‘let a play go’?
– How can writers build processes to test and develop their ideas?
– Is there a need for ‘try out’ space
– Should writers collaborate with video artists or visual artists from the seed of an idea?
The Writer and the path to production:
– How do writers connect with people who will produce their work?
– How do I get people interested in my work?
– Are we giving new writers the right chances?
– How do you get your work funded if you don’t have affiliation with an established company?
– What is a literary manager?
– Should there be more emphasis on development of plays after readings?
– What scale of production do we want?
– How can writers and directors build better and more sustainable relationships?
– How can we manage crossover between different types of writing/performance?
The Writer and the profession:
– How to remain motivated?
– What is new writing?
– What is the future of new writing?
– Why aren’t there any collaborative writing programmes in Wales for young writers?
– What is the best way to maximize work opportunities for writers?
– Why aren’t we banging on the doors of London (or other) theatres?