As a writer, it can be difficult to take a seat on stage following a public reading of your work for the purpose of listening to audience feedback. But that’s exactly what a group of MWT writers did recently when they offered up their new scripts for discussion.
“It’s a fantastic exercise,” says Bruce Shearer (pictured), whose short plays The Road To Sleepyland and This Is Something Special were read at Eat My Words! “The audience has a way of seeing things that may be obscured from the writer’s vision – plots that need fleshing out, dialogue that could be stronger, and narrative devices that can really lift your piece – and the actors reading your work can give you real insight into the characters you have created. I’ve come away from this evening with fresh eyes and some new ideas. I would encourage all writers to put themselves and their work on the line in this way.”
Writers Katherine Phelps, William Cuiava and Kat Phyn discuss their work with actors and audience at Eat My Words!