How to make great audio drama
6 July @ 15:00 - 16:00 BST
Why write audio or podcast drama? How do you sell ideas to radio?
Join us for an in-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley as well as award-winning scriptwriter Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Tinniswood and Imison Awards, Ian Martin (The Thick of It) and Vicky Foster. As well as how the global pandemic has impacted audio drama, our panellists will discuss the process around writing radio drama, how writers find ideas and how audio drama differs from other platforms. More on the Scriptwriters Group here
- 5 minutes – Panel introductions
- 15/20 minutes – Panel discussion on audio drama processes; selling ideas into radio and creativity in a lockdown
- 10 minutes – How the global pandemic has impacted audio drama
- 20 minutes – Q&A from audience comments and any questions sent in advance
If you would like to send questions in advance, email Sophia A Jackson with ‘SoA Live: Audio Drama- Question’ in the subject header.
Vicky Foster – Winner of the 2020 Imison Award for Bathwater
Vicky Foster is a poet and pub singer from Hull. Her poetry collection, Changing Tides, is published by King’s England Press. She is the host of Women of Words, which is an event for female performers of poetry, prose, drama, and song.
vickyfoster.co.uk | Twitter: @VickyFosterPoet
Ian Martin – Winner of the 2020 Tinniswood Award for The Hartlepool Spy
Comedy writer Ian Martin was a writer for the BAFTA-winning political satire The Thick of It, starting a long-running association with producer Armando Iannucci, which continued with the Oscar-nominated In The Loop. Martin was a writer-producer on HBO’s VEEP (for which he won two WGA Awards and an Emmy) and a co-writer for the BAFTA-nominated feature The Death Of Stalin. He is a writer and supervising producer for the forthcoming HBO space comedy Avenue 5. Martin is the author of several books including Epic Space and The Coalition Chronicles, and has written for the Architects’ Journal, the Guardian and the New Statesman.
David Morley – Chair of SoA’s Scriptwriters Group, radio producer, dramatist and author
David’s plays for BBC radio include The Two Brexiteers, Heading To Paradise, The Iraq Dossier and The Death of Tom Inglis. As a producer, his dramas include Far Side of the Moore, The McKinnon Extradition, A Patriot For Me and Ebola. His numerous documentaries for BBC Radio include Lemn Sissay on The Last Poets, Oona King on her family’s part in the Civil Rights struggle, and Michael Apted on the banning of The War Game.
Rhiannon Tise – 2020 Tinniswood Award judge, radio, theatre and television writer
Rhiannon Tise writes for radio, theatre and television. She won the Imison Award for her play The Waltzer and has since written numerous original dramas and adaptations for radio; including Little Women in 2017 for BBC Radio 4. Her adaptation for Radio 4 of The Mill on the Floss was broadcast in April 2020. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Kent.