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TravCast is the Writer's Podcast from the Traverse, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre. Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, interviews well known playwrights whose work features in the year round programme at the Traverse.
In this episode, Hamish Speaks to Pamela Carter. Pamela is a playwright, director and dramaturg. Pamela’s most recent plays are: Skåne (directed by Tim Carroll at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in October 2011; selected for Berliner Festspiele Stückemarkt 2012); Wildlife (produced and toured in Scotland by Magnetic North Theatre Company in Spring 2011); What We Know (directed by Pamela for ek in a co-production with Traverse Theatre in February); and An Argument About Sex after Marivaux’s La Dispute (a co-commission for the Traverse Theatre, Tramway and Untitled Projects and premiered in October 2009 directed by Stewart Laing).
In 2011 she was commissioned by the RCS/Playwrights’ Studio Scotland to write a short play in conjunction with the RCS Masters Degree in Directing and Acting 2010/11. She has turned this into a full-length play, titled Liberty Equality Fraternity, about utopianism, swinging, and socialism. Other plays include: Slope (Untitled/Tramway; July 2006); The Last of Us (Oran Mor; May 2008). She was writer on attachment at the National Theatre Studio in 2008. She has also had writing attachments with the National Theatre of Scotland and Soho Theatre and was a member the Royal Court Writers’ Supergroup 2010.
As the founder and Director of ek, she has co-written and directed Game Theory (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007; Meyer-Whitworth Award nomination 2008); devised and directed Soul Pilots, a Dark/Lights Commission for Tramway (February 2004); directed Habitats by French playwright Philippe Minyana as a co-production with the Tron Theatre (November 2004); and devised and directed Plain Speaking, a Tramway Surge Commission (work-in-progress, November 2005).
Original music by James Iremonger www.jamesiremonger.co.uk
Produced and engineered by Cian O Siochain