A writers’ development project reflecting on A year like no other.
Date of Activity: October 2020 – January 2021
Age Range: 16-25
2020 Stories Part Two is a timely collection of work by young writers from across Scotland. Responding creatively to the moment we found ourselves in during 2020, each piece looked back unflinchingly at the year and tried to imagine a future as yet unknown. In association with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, 20 young writers were recruited and received bespoke mentorship from leading professional writers: Lewis Hetherington, Leyla Josephine, Hannah Lavery, Raman Mundair and Martin O’Connor. Developed throughout the project, the pieces they wrote were then taken into rehearsal with director Sally Reid and a cohort of professional actors, creating a rich assemblage of new writing in Scotland.
The 2020 Stories Part Two collection can be watched as a playlist of short films on our YouTube channel. The material included is advised for a 14+ audiences. Please see each individual piece for content advisory warnings.
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Hannah Jarrett Scott
Sally Reid – Director
Hannah Lavery – Writing Mentor
Leyla Josephine – Writing Mentor
Lewis Hetherington – Writing Mentor
Raman Mundair – Writing Mentor
Martin O’Connor – Writing Mentor
John Thaw Foundation