When can writing a play be like a walk in the park?
When you are a member of a Make it Write’s Tag team writer’s workshop giving us an uplifting look at a park through its seasons and the people who frequent it.
In their latest project the Liverpool-based group brought together nine writers from the North West to take a sideways look at life, love, loss and longing. Each writer, writing a section of the play before passing it onto the next, then finished off and made whole by David Haworth.
And the delightful result of this collaboration can be seen at The Casa Theatre Bar, Hope Street, Liverpool on May 27 and 28.
As well as the plants growing in all their glory, we see the vandals who have blossomed into responsible parents and the park keeper on his day of retirement.
The old park bench has witnessed the many possibilities we have to connect with strangers that can lead to new friendships and revisit old romances. It has seen hopes kindled and dreams fostered.
Elaine Louise Stewart takes the reigns as both writers’ mentor and assistant director’s mentor. The assistant director is Dylan Russell. Dylan says that she is honoured to have been chosen for this project. Working with Elaine is incredible and we have found a brilliant cast to bring this to life. As the youngest person on the project, I think I bring a relevance to how society is now. The show is produced by Sharon Colpman.