they want us to write a 10 minute play and they choose eight of those to put on and then two months later they want us to do a 20 minute play. I love the Traverse, I used to go there all the time when I lived in Scotland, and a lot of my favourite playwrights are ones who came through there. McKevitt forges ahead with her writing career, Galway audiences can once again see the play which started it all. Set in Northern Ireland in the 1970s/80s, Grenades tells the story of Nuala, whose family is caught up in the conflict.
Grenades success opened important doors for McKevitt, with the Abbey and Traverse theatres, as well as RT investing in her talent. Now Mephisto are bringing Grenades back to the Town Hall Theatre next week and it affords an opportunity for McKevitt to reflect on the progress of her career to date.
50 plays. It was amazing, you had 50 plays, all less Adidas High Tops Boys than five minutes long, and they were all of a really high standard. It was a brilliant experience.
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this year and one of the things they decided to do is to select 50 playwrights and work with them over the year, she explains. chose the 50 via a competition for which you had to write a 500 word play on the theme play for Edinburgh were about 650 entries, submitted anonymously, and my play, Tourists, was one of those selected so I was thrilled. For two nights in January they did a rehearsed reading of all Harden One Release Date
Irish Theatre Magazine; to fault, declared The Scotsman ) and toured across Ireland and Britain.
The play had already won RT PJ O Award for Radio Drama and would go on to win a 2011 Gold Award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.
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She and her brother are thrust into a violent and adult world and their growing awareness of it leads to disastrous consequences for them and their family. Ten years later, as she waits in a prison, Nuala tries to make sense of her memories.
I ask how she found working in the Abbey; was great, she replies. was a bit intimidated to start with because I thought it the Abbey! but everyone there was really nice. As part of the programme I had to write a draft of a play and they workshopped that with a group of actors; I am on the fourth draft at the moment. It was really good and it opens things up for you. When you say part of the Abbey New Playwrights people sit up and take more notice. is particularly relishing her current, year long, association with the feted Traverse Theatre.
'Because of Grenades people found me'
we last spoke Grenades was doing two nights in the Galway Theatre Festival, she says. thought at the time that would be it, but here we are three years later and it still going on.
opened up a lot for me. Directly, because of it I got on the Abbey New Playwrights Programme. Then RT asked me to write for them because of Grenades. I also now on the third draft of the film script of it, which came about after I got on a film writing residency in Glasgow. Because of Grenades people seem to have found me. was a participant on The Abbey Theatre New Playwrights Programme 2011/12, is one of Traverse Fifty playwrights 2013 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and had her radio drama An System Nua recently aired on RT Radio 1.
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