Gareth Morgan

Location
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Genre
Other, Performance Poetry, Plays and Scripts, Poetry

Writer Biography

I’m a freelance dramaturg/literary facilitator and journalist working in the East Midlands.

I studied at the University of Bristol, graduating with first class honours in drama, and the moved to the Bristol Old Vic, working as the Assistant Director there for two months. Since then I’ve worked, on a freelance basis, for Nottingham Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange, New Perspectives Theatre Company, The Theatre Writing Partnership, Halden Theatre’s Triliteral Festival and professional director Jonathan Munby. These positions have allowed me to promote new theatre writing whilst also helping directors and audiences engage with other existing texts.

I have written various different plays, reviews and articles, these including Nottingham-by-the-Sea: The Last Resort? which was performed at the SEAS International Festival and co-wrote a show for the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe. I also wrote the performance blog for The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust’s IdeasTap website at the 2010 National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough.

I’m interested in fostering relationships with writers and directors who could benefit from collaboration with a dramaturg or need literary advice on their work.

Bibliography

Contributed To

2010
Forever Young for Giles Croft at Nottingham Playhouse
& If other companies can perform Forever Young as well as Giles Croft’s troupe, this song drama might well still be produced in 2050& – British Theatre Guide
& Another must-see& – Nottingham Evening Post
& Goes down a storm with the audience& – Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

The Triliteral Stageplay Festival for Halden Theatre

The Families of Lockerbie for Giles Croft at Nottingham Playhouse

The Falling Sky and Dolly for Daniel Buckroyd at New Perspectives Theatre Company

2009
Nottingham-by-the-Sea: The Last Resort? for the SEAS International Festival

Pericles, Prince of Tyre for Jonathan Munby/StudioSpace

The Wizard of Menlo for Thomas Martin/StudioSpace (Student production)

Suspension for Heather Williams at Bristol Old Vic
& [The] production has a striking, sometimes scary, vivacity& – The Independent
& [The] production joins the dots between sitcom brightness and a doomy denoument that strains, but doesn’t break, credibility& – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
& Positively crackles with life and energy& – Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

The Oresteia for Martin White/StudioSpace (Student production)

2008
The Bald Prima Donna for Eszter Kalman/StudioSpace (Student production)

The HamletProject for Duska Radosavljevic/StudioSpace (Student production)

The Gas Heart for StudioSpace, 6016’s first production (Student production)

Available for the following:

  • Teaching
  • Live Performances
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    I am fully CRB checked and run the Nottingham Youth Theatre as a volunteer tutor.

    Want to know more?

    You can request more information about this writer by sending an email to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk.

    Websites, blogs and links to work

    The wbesite for 6016 Theatre Company
    http://www.6016theatre.co.uk