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Kaite O'Reilly is an award-winning playwright and a recipient of two Cultural Olympiad Commissions. She blogs about writing and the process of writing with a focus on four forthcoming productions, which revolve around disability issues.

LeanerFasterStronger: blurbs, images, publicity

28 October 2011


digital image of a figure

I have a love-hate relationship with publicity materials and the PR machine. I know production images, blurb and press releases are essential for the successful publicising of a production, but that still doesn’t lessen the pain of trying to create material that bears some relation to the content of the show, whilst also keeping artistic integrity, and not giving the game away…. I know it’s a personal predilection, but I dislike publicity material which tells me too much....

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LeanerFasterStronger: Bodies in motion, extraordinary moves

13 October 2011


I'm in Canada, revising the next draft of LeanerFasterStronger, the Cultural Olympiad commission from Chol Theatre in a co-production with Sheffield Theatres. The project is part of Extraordinary Moves, a major strand of the imove programme, which celebrates and challenges the relationship between people and their moving bodies through a series of arts projects across Yorkshire. One of the processes I use when redrafting is to go back and revisit all the source material I've found that when...

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