View From Here is both a collective of producers and a regular fesitval of regional new writing. The pilot festival took place in August 2016: a summer festival of new work by emerging and established Scottish writers. Featuring work from established playwrights such as Oliver Emanuel, Rob Drummond and Johnny McKnight, alongside up and coming playwrights such as Morna Young and Maryam Hamidi, and unpublished writers such as the Julie Tsang 'nominee' of the Cumbernauld Short Theatre Award.
Following this success, in April this year we ran View From Here: Yorkshire featuring work from established playwrights such as Zodwa Nyoni (winner of the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme) and JC Marshall (winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Award), alongside emerging playwrights David Jarman and Kate Stewart from a dedicated writer’s group led by Director Ruby Clarke, and supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Our next endeavour is to shine the spotlight on writers from Northern Ireland.