This season’s sixth "Play & Breakfast" workshop is focused on Alexi Kaye Campbell, a fresh and sensitive voice for British drama who addresses major social and political from a very personal perspective, enjoying enormous success among both critics and the audience.
Author of five plays premiered at some of the UK’s most prestigious theatres, Alexi Kaye Campbell has become one of the most applauded and respected contemporary British playwrights. His multi-award-winning first play “The Pride” opened in 2008 at London’s Royal Court Theatre. It examines how society's attitude towards LGTB + sexuality has evolved over the past sixty years and explores concepts such as intimacy, identity or courage. In the context of feminism his next work "Apology" explored the notion of future generations that forget the efforts of previous generations. "The Faith Machine" is about the conflict between faith and modern society, while his latest play "Sunset at the Villa Thalia" (2016, National Theatre, London) is set against the background of the impact that foreign influence had on Greece and the Greeks between 1967 and 1976.
More information on how to apply to the workshop here. Deadline to apply: 5th March 2020.
“Play & Breakfast” is a season of workshops providing performing arts professionals and theatre enthusiasts in Spain with an exclusive opportunity to learn about the latest trends in British drama with direct face-to-face input from some of the UK’s top playwrights. The programme is organised by the production companies Bella Batalla and Esto Podría Ser, in partnership with the Teatro de la Abadía and in collaboration with the British Council / New UK Drama.
Each month the focus is on a British writer who is making a significant impact on British theatre. The first three sessions of the workshop centre on their works from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The fourth and final session is attended by the writer him/herself, making his/her own personal and unique contribution to the work undertaken during the workshop by the participants. The workshop closes with a staged reading in Spanish by professional actors of extracts from a selection of the writer’s plays in Spanish, followed by a Q&A with the playwright moderated and translated by Nacho Aldeguer y Luis Sorolla (open to the public).
The first part of the 2019/2020 season of “Play & Breakfast” has focused on the dramatists Bola Agbaje, Terry Johnson, Ella Hickson, Rory Mullarkey and Chris Goode.
Coming soon: Lucy Prebble and Patrick Marber