Rehearsing through a glass, darkly - a talk with a playwright

Check out the latest Zoom talk from the Lauriston Jesuit Centre's 'Festival Flavours' series 


Michael John O’Neill is a playwright and producer living in Glasgow. As a producer he specialises in developing new work, and was the founder and first Artistic Producer of the Tron Theatre’s artistic development department, Tron CREATIVE. In 2020 he has had writing commissioned by National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre and is currently attached to Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester as their Bruntwood Prize Original New Voice writer. Michael will discuss his experience of making work collaboratively in lockdown, and the challenges facing theatre-makers in the months and years to come.


Michael says: "I’ll be talking about my recent digital short ‘Sore Afraid’ (commissioned as part of National Theatre of Scotland and BBC Arts ‘Scenes for Survival’ programme), and how it fits into the ‘digital pivot’ the live arts has embraced during lockdown. The impact has been a massive generation of digital content from a sector historically weary of straying too far from the live experience, but what does that mean for the future of the stage and the thousands of workers still left in limbo?"


For details of the talk, see the poster below.