“The job of the playwright in the room is to create a space of absolute clarity for the actor to release the behaviour of the character.”
Simon Stephens shares his experience of working on plays such as Punk Rock, Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and the Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Stephens illuminates the practical process for adapting Haddon’s novel, offering exclusive insight into his role as ‘language designer’ in the rehearsal space with Frantic Assembly, and delves into his education and career progression, providing essential advice for the aspiring writer.
Contains strong language and references to suicide
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