To our UK radio drama project.
THE RADIO PLAYS
DREAM REALITY RADIO DRAMA
DURING 2021 WE PUT OUR SECOND CALL OUT TO
WRITERS AND ASKED THEM TO SEND US THEIR WORK.
“Do you have an idea for a radio play? Dream Reality Radio Drama is offering 8 writers new to radio the chance to have their work aired. Selected writers will receive training and workshops over a 6 month period.
The period far exceeded 6 months, the pandemic saw to that, but after a great deal of effort due to some incredible creatives the work was finally and brilliantly produced.
Send a 1 page drama or documentary outline of something you would like to write for radio and a sample of your work, maximum of 3 pages to us.”
The time spent training and in workshops will be documented here as the project progresses, so follow us on Twitter.
By late 2022 we completed the recording of some great new work.
MEET THE WRITERS
The selected writers are receiving training and taking part in interactive workshops over a 6 month period, with pieces of work to follow shortly, so keep on eye on our social networks.
Luke lives and works in Leeds but grew up in London. He made his home in Leeds after coming to the city for his degree. Luke writes a lot during the course of his 'day job' but really loves the freedom and creativity of dramas, often with a focus on 'real lives' and local history. He is particularly interested in the movement of people and communities as they strive to form new lives and identities. He is married with three sons.
Mian is a singer songwriter from Bradford with several releases on Spotify iTunes etc. In another life he supplied the backbeat to Bradford bands: Boys From The East and Detrimental. Mian also trained and worked as an actor and has directed short films. Battle for Trafalgar is his first play
Sally’s creative writing journey spans several decades with an emphasis on poetry, children’s books and, more recently, script writing. She is a member of Script Yorkshire and founder member of Holmfirth Writers’ Group (HWG), which has been running weekly for over 15 years, and its offshoot Holme Valley Poets
Seki has written for print and digital publications, creative agencies, art and science events, museums and himself. Subjects range from music, hypnosis, motor neurone disease, samurai, mycelium, romance, travel, therapeutic psychedelics, depression, billionaires and, of course, booze.
CHÉRIE TAYLOR BATTISTE
Chérie Taylor Battiste was born in London, and raised in Leeds. After graduating in
African Studies at (SOAS) she was a TV researcher, gaining a place on accelerated progress scheme. After moving into acting, she had various roles, winning the Norman Beaton Fellowship, and joining the BBC Radio Drama Company.
OUR SUPPORTING CAST
Thanks a bunch for being involved in the Dream Reality Radio Drama project!