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Genesis Conversations

Playwriting Today: The Hard Questions

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Tue 14 May 2024

‘You have to ask the hard questions’ – Tony Kushner

What are the hard questions that we should be asking of playwriting today and tomorrow?

Join the Genesis Foundation, the Almeida Theatre and a panel of playwrights and arts leaders, to consider how contemporary playwriting is evolving. 

The conversation will be chaired by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, who will be joined by panellists Dipo Baruwa-Etti (Writer, The Clinic), David Byrne (Artistic Director, Royal Court), Nadia Fall (Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East), James Graham (Writer, Ink) and Ava Pickett (Writer, 1536, winner of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2024).

This event will be produced by the Almeida as part of the Genesis Conversations series which have taken place at the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Greater London Authority and the Barbican. It will be a productive discussion where creatives can discuss the challenges around new writing. The intention is for this conversation to be a true reflection of the state of play, with positive takeaways on how playwrights can be better supported. The event will be filmed for future digital release.

Running Time
Approx. 1 hour

Tickets are free and limited to 2 per booker. 

Genesis Almeida New Playwrights, Big Plays Programme

This Genesis Conversation builds on the Almeida’s and Genesis Foundation’s partnership which nurtures and commissions early-career playwrights to develop ‘big plays’ for mainstages across the UK. Find out more about the programme, including our past and present Genesis Almeida Writers here.

Genesis Foundation


The conversation will be chaired by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and include:

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