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2021

New art for radio, supported by Arts Council England, that imagines and proposes a post-covid world.

There are 12 new radio drama commissions for Spring and Summer 2021

Each will be broadcast at 5pm on a Tuesday, and again at 11am on the Thursday of the same week, along with a chat with the makers.

22nd March: The Cutlet Sisters of Totnes, by Julie Mullen

Julie Mullen trained at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and spent twenty years treading the boards, appearing on telly in adverts, comedy & sitcoms/soaps.  She shut the door on acting and took up the pen in 2009.  “I was pleased to get these sisters off the page and onto the radio stage. They are the embodiment of everything I aspire to in magic. They would never allow you to let your dream slide…or for you to give up.  They mentor you whilst you're sleeping to be brave, take steps and conquer your fears.  I think I love 'The Cutlet Sisters of Totnes' for their bold enquiry into all living hearts."

29th March: Brutus of Troy by Will Kemp

William Kemp is a writer and arts professional from Plymouth, who works for Dartington Trust. He studied Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, where he developed an interest in rewriting and subverting traditional narratives, and has since worked on a number of music and literature projects in the UK, including the Charleston Festival, and internationally with the British Council. He has produced and presented radio programmes for Soundart Radio, is treasurer of Brighton-based charity, Music Of Our Time, and his poetry and other writings have appeared in a range of eclectic magazines and literary journals. https://williamkemp.org/

6th April: together, unrestrained and grieving: a future memoir by An*dre Neely

An*dre Neely is a Berlin-based artist working at the intersections of performance, writing and digital practice. Prioritizing non-hierarchical encounters and process-driven collective practices, they play with hybrid-forms, political narrative and speculative fiction to expose and complicate the way we organise bodies, we organise work, desire, communication, and identity.
Recently, they have received an AXISWeb Micro Commission for their collaboration with Moa Johansson and their writing has been published by Montez Press and the Hebbel-am-Ufer Theater.