Scene Gym R&D Project 2019

Park Theatre, July 2019

Following the success of Scene Gym Shorts last year, we were very excited to launch Scene Gym’s Research and Development ‘R&D’ week 2019, working with a new crop of fresh talent alongside current collaborators.

Two full length plays were selected from over 200 submissions for a week of workshopping and rehearsed readings at the Park Theatre. 

Our team thoroughly enjoyed working closely with the selected playwrights, directors and actors to help shape and evolve the plays over the course of the week.

Congratulations to Sophia, James and all the short and long listed writers and a huge thank you to everyone who submitted their work!

Selected Plays

‘Lightly Scattered Dreams’  by James Rushbrooke, directed by Oscar Toeman.

‘Leaving Eden’  by Sophia Chetin-Leuner, directed by Sarah Meadows.

 The R&D Team

Julia Parlato, Producer and Dramaturg

Rachel Heyburn, Co-Producer

Kimberley Gabriel, Co-Producer

Kamal Kaan, Script Reader & Dramaturg

Tamara Camacho, Script Reader

Natassa Deparis, Script Reader

Sarah Meadows, Director

Oscar Toeman, Director




Short List 

Everything Must Go’ by Caitlin McEwan

‘Butterfly’ by Tife Kusoro’

‘Lightly Scattered Dreams’  by James Rushbrooke

‘Leaving Eden’  by Sophia Leuner

‘Dreams of a Scholar’  by Emma Dennis-Edwards

‘Watch List’  by Fran Bushe

Long List

‘Everything Must Go’ by Caitlin McEwan

‘Butterfly’ by Tife Kusoro

‘Plasma’ by Eleanor Ross

‘Target Man’ by Mark Starling

‘Watch List’  by Fran Bushe

‘Lightly Scattered Dreams’  by James Rushbrooke

‘These Minging Streets’  by Abraham Adeyemi

‘Leaving Eden’  by Sophia Leuner

‘Dreams of a Scholar’  by Emma Dennis-Edwards

‘Rhino’  by Leila Nashef

‘The Glory Road’  by Martin Edwards

We would like to thank the Fenton Arts Trust for their funding and support which made this project possible.