Written and Writing

Terribly neglected blog. Much apologising. Will write about self-censorship and impossibility of translation and being solo writer/performer/maker person soon as the idea doesn’t cause panic. Meantime, here’s why the blog hasn’t been blogging:

I have finished touring my solo show ‘Opposition’ and am currently writing/directing a new play called ‘The Disappearance of Sadie Jones’*. You can see it at the Bike Shed Theatre 13th-20th April. We’ll also be running talks and other performances the week prior including a session with David Lane on how he worked with us as a dramaturg (11th April). Thanks to funding from the Arts Council and Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we’ll be touring it in the Autumn.
Kathryn O'Reilly, 'The Disappearance of Sadie Jones'
Kathryn O’Reilly, ‘The Disappearance of Sadie Jones’ – from work in progress showing at CPT 11th Jan.
I’ll be on another mini tour as a solo performer/writer/person as part of a project called ‘Electronic Voice Phenomena‘ this Spring – I plan to acquire a beard for my short piece called ‘The Total Man’ (check website for tour dates).
inspired by Stan Gooch's book 'The Total Man'
inspired by Stan Gooch’s book ‘The Total Man’
I’m writing a little piece for the Paines Plough project ‘Come to where I’m from’ which I’ll perform at the Drum in Plymouth on 27th March.
Plymouth (and my flat)
Plymouth (and my flat)
Please check out a new anthology from Bloodaxe, it’s called ‘Dear World and Everyone In it‘. Thanks to its unconventional submissions policy I’m in it – and  it represents a great range of youngish poets currently working and playing in the UK.
Dear World & Everyone In It
I’ll be performing poetry at Stanza festival in Scotland 9th March.
photo: Nina McDonagh
photo: Nina McDonagh
I’ve recently been working with Mary Pearson on re-development of her solo show ‘Failure’. She’s touring this Spring, to Bike Shed Theatre, Brighton Fringe, and CPT’s Sprint Festival – check it out!
I’m currently ‘writer in residence’ at the Lady Eleanor Holles School where they are producing a play I wrote for a cast of 20 girls this May.
LEHS new theatre
LEHS new theatre
Nothing planned for the summer. 
*Previously titled ‘Hunger’
p.s info about South West Theatre Writers meetings:
 SAVE THE DATES for the following Theatre Writing South West meetings:
Saturday 13th April @ Salisbury Playhouse, Community Room
Thursday 11th July @ Bristol Old Vic, Coopers Loft
As ever, more details on the day’s events will follow nearer the time. We’ve had a few requests in the last month for a meeting day that isn’t a weekday, so I hope those of you that struggle to take time out from the working week will be able to join us in Salisbury.
For info/reserve a place/join mailing list: contact David Lane on: theatrewritingsouthwest@gmail.com