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Laird

Play, 90 minutes 
 

“C’mon, some stuff you’ve got to stick to.”
“Nah you don’t.”


What does it mean to call a place home?


"Laird" is a play about identity. Set in rural Invernesshire, it explores loss, legacy and belonging, asking what it means to come from somewhere and investigating the stories we tell about the places we call home.

First developed on the Soho Theatre writers programme, "Laird" was shortlisted for development at the Traverse Theatre in 2019 and longlisted for the Theatre 503 International Playwrighting Award 2018. Seeking production. 



“a superbly personal and political exploration of class, cultural identity and legacy in Scotland.”
The Traverse, on Laird

 





 

Writers Collectives / Residencies

Finborough Writers Group, Finborough Theatre

Selected to be part of the Finborough Writers group.

Bush Theatre, Deafinitely Writers Group

Selected to be part of a writers group with Deafinitely Theatre, 3 workshops.

Soho Writers Programme, Soho Theatre

Selected to be part of the year long development scheme, mentored by Deidre O’Halloran.

British Film Institute: Selected Development

Selected to take part in a short film development day at the BFI on the strength of my theatre work.

TheatreCraft Easter Residency, North Wall Arts Centre

One of six writers selected for residency, mentored by Alistair Smith & Barney Norris

Bristol Old Vic New Voices, Bristol Old Vic 
Selected to be one of six writers involved on a year long development scheme with Sharon Clark.

Writers Collective, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith 
Selected to be part of the collective run by Simon Stephens and Bola Agbaje.

Camden Roundhouse Writers 

Selected to be part of collective with Joel Horwood

Pretty Girl Bullshit

A play in one act
 

“If you’d told me, if you’d just told me – everything would be okay”
 

Katie and Reni are best friends. When bad shit happens, you need to talk about it – right? 
A play about friendship, violence and sexual jealousy.

Written by Zoe Hunter Gordon

Directed/Dramaturged by Tamar Saphra
 
Currently in development. Reading at the HighTide space in October 2019.

 





 

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