Modern Mysteries 2012 

The York Mystery Plays 2012 team, in partnership with the the York branch of Script Yorkshire, will be celebrating the major re-staging of the York Mystery Plays back in the Museum Gardens during August of this year.

At the end of last year, we invited local writers, with whatever previous experience, to submit a first draft of a short script inspired by some of the plays within the York Mystery Cycle to match those chosen by Mike Kenny for the 2012 production.

This opportunity was open to one and all, regardless of having membership to Script Yorkshire. The plays were submitted on an anonymous basis. The entered plays were initially read by a panel, which included Liam Evans – Ford (Community Producer on Mystery Plays 2012).

A long list of plays then went forward for final selection by Mike Kenny, (Adapter of the Mystery 2012 project and Olivier Award winning production of The Railway Children), and Julia Davis (York based Poet and director of Culturewood).

Scripts by the following six writers were selected:

Ged Cooper

Jessica Fisher

Morven Hamilton

Bill Hodson

Danushia Iwasko

Paul Osborne

They will now receive the opportunity to develop a second and third draft of their scripts, through working alongside a number of different actors to hear, discuss and improve their writing before taking it into performed readings during April and August 2012.  

We extend warm congratulations to the final six writers and also to the remaining four entrants, who made it through to the long list:

Helen Cadbury

Mandy Newby

Graham Sanderson

Matthew Wignall

 

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