Tom Pritchard

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www.onthestageofthepresent.com

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Playwrights' Studio

Former Mentored Playwright

Tom Pritchard

Tom is an international performer and writer as well as a respected facilitator of collaborative creative practices and movement. He was based in Glasgow until 2014 and now lives between there and Australia.

Informed by his wide spread improvisation research On The Stage Of The Present (2010-2014) he writes work which attempts to capture contemporary concerns and provoke necessary conversations, particularly in places where they are lakcing. His work spans performance texts, scripts and poetry.

Previous works:

+ "it" (2015)  

A play concerned with gender inequality, offering a young male perspective on this difficult issue.  Premiered at Woodend Barn as a co-production with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company with the support of Creative Scotland. 

The Imperfect Is Our Paradise   (2014) 

An intimate performance piece considering links between artisan cheese making and the impossibility of returning to an economy based on generosity and trust, staged for an audience of 12 around a dinner table. Premiered at Woodend Barn.

Jeff  (2015) 

A play in which a boy, a polar bear and a penguin muse on men, mental health and the search for land while cast adrift on an iceberg.  Rehearsed reading took place at QPAC, Brisbane as part of their Lunchtime Live Anniversary programme.

+ Mouths of the masses  (2015) 

A monologue work where a former follower discusses the suicide of his idol and guru, reflecting on the celebrity culture we have created and the ramifications on the individuals involved. Rehearsed reading at Woodend Barn as part of the Curious programme.

in witness 

His first poetry collection  was also long listed for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2015.

 

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