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Playwright in Residence - new work set to fly



Peter Arnott is under commission by the Traverse Theatre to write a genomics-related play.


The ESRC Genomics Forum together with partner the Traverse Theatre are delighted to announce that Peter Arnott - Playwright in Residence - has been commissioned to write a genomics-related play.

Professor Steve Yearley, Director of the ESRC Genomics Forum, commented:

"Peter exceeded our ambitious expectations during his year's residency at the Genomics Forum. He entered into our world of engagement with the life sciences with an infectious enthusiasm and inspired new audiences to consider both the science itself and its social dimensions. We are delighted that, in association with the Traverse, this successful creative venture can progress into a commission for Peter to develop a full-length genomics-related play."

Read full media release - Translating the Genome into a Play

This commssion by the Traverse Theatre Company has the working title 'The Fly room' and audiences are offered exciting opportunities to follow the development of this work through a series of special engagements.

Upcoming events include:

Genomics Revue Talent Night in the Fly Room, 29 March 2012

Rehearsed reading of The Fly Room, 21 April 2012

Tickets available from Traverse Theatre 0131 228 1404 / www.traverse.co.uk

Peter will start work on this commission in April 2012 when his engagement as the Genomics Forum's first Playwright in Residence ends.

Read Peter's blogs detailing his year long residency at Genotype.


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