10 Oct 2010, 3:08pm
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Fast and Loose

Having just started the Creative Writing MA at QUB School Of English, I signed up for last weekend’s Fast And Loose – a night of new work for the stage, to be written, rehearsed and performed in 24 hours. We met last Friday evening, were given some ‘inspiration’, told how many male and female cast we could have (one of each in my case) and set to work at computers in the Seamus Heaney Centre. Five scripts were finished at 7am at which point, project producer Emily DeDakis saw them handed on to the directors and actors (mostly themselves undergrads in Drama and English) who had until 6.30 on Saturday evening to prepare a finished piece for the paying public.