Peter Arnott, Resident Playwright at the ESRC Genomics Forum
Peter was born in Glasgow and has been working professionally as a playwright since 1985 when The Boxer Benny Lynch and White Rose opened in the same week in Glasgow Arts Centre and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. Plays since then have been Muir, Losing Alec, The Wire Garden, and Cyprus among many, many others, including translations and adaptations, screenplays, cabaret and song lyrics.
Recent adaptations have included Neill Gunn’s The Silver Darlings and, forthcoming, Robin Jenkyn’s The Cone Gatherers, both for His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen. His work has appeared throughout Scotland, as well as further afield. His play The Breathing House won the TMA Best Play Award in 2003. He was a recipient of a prestigious Creative Scotland Award in 2007. He was Writer in Residence for the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland 2008-11, where he delivered a series of `lectures with actors’ on the social context and impact of Darwin’s Origin of Species.
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Peter Arnott's work has often been based on historical and documentary sources. In this workshop, he will be exploring ways to find the drama, ‘the little story hiding in the big story’, in found sources, including his own recent research findings as ESRC Genomics Forum/Traverse Theatre Resident Playwright.
This workshop is a ticketed event. Tickets are £16, £8 for concessions.