Meet our London Writers’ Week panelists!

If you come along tomorrow (Saturday 8 July) to our event at the Bush Theatre, you’ll be able to hear some of these brilliant folks talking about making work in the digital age!

Event details (with links to booking) can be found here – and remember if you sign up to become a member, you can get a booking code to attend for FREE.  (Click here to read more about becoming a member and why you should join!)

Making Work in the Digital Age – Panelists

Erin Siobhan Hutching

Erin Siobhan Hutching is a half Kiwi, half Irish actor, writer, producer and deviser based in London. She plays with genre, physicality, audio-visual elements, humour and multiple forms of communication to create performances which are honest, poignant and often provocative.

Erin‘s debut play as a writer, People of the Eyewas produced in collaboration with The DH Ensemble. It is a semi-autobiographical piece based on her relationship with her sister who is Deaf, and their family’s experiences discovering sign language. People of the Eye has been performed at venues across the UK including Northern Stage’s curated program at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and The Yard Theatre’s NOW’16 Festival. The show has been booked for a UK tour in the Autumn of 2017, commencing at Battersea Arts Center in London. She is now working on her second play. “An arresting, immersive and startlingly original piece of theatre.” A Younger Theatre (on People of the Eye)

Personal website:
Company website:
Twitter: @ErinSiobhanH

Lynette Linton

Lynette Linton is a director, and playwright. She trained on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Course where she was also awarded the Jack Petchy award. She is also co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment and Associate Director of the Gate Theatre from 2016 to 2017. She will be Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse from July 2017. Her play #Hashtag Lightie will be returning to the Arcola Theatre in November, following a sold out run.

Writing credits include: Step (rehearsed reading, and school tour, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East), which she also co-directed and Ergo Sum (Theatre Deli).

Directing credits include: Assata Taught Me (Gate Theatre) Indenture (Dark Horse Festival), The Rally (Rehearsed Reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Naked  (Vault Festival 2015), This Wide Night (Albany Theatre).

Twitter: @LynetteLinton

Deborah Pearson

Deborah Pearson is a live artist and playwright.  Her work has toured to four continents and fifteen countries, and has been translated into five languages.  She recently published The Future Show with Oberon books and most recently her work was shown at the Royal Court.  She is the founding co-director of UK artist collective Forest Fringe.  Deborah has won awards for both her solo practice and her work with Forest Fringe, including three herald angels, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Peter Brooke Empty Space Award and the Total Theatre Award for Significant Contribution.

She has a PhD in narrative in contemporary performance from Royal Holloway, where she was a Reid Scholar.  Her research was supervised by Dan Rebellato.

She is an associate artist with Volcano in Canada and is a resident artist at Somerset House Studios.

Twitter: @shysecretagent

Sam Sedgman

Sam Sedgman is a writer, digital producer and project manager based in London.

He runs the National Theatre’s On Demand In Schools platform, which streams recordings of National Theatre productions into over 3000 UK school classrooms for free. He’s also the host and co-producer of the National Theatre Podcast, which explores theatre at play in the social and cultural issues of our time. He previously worked as Digital Producer and Editor for the Free Word Centre, and in the literary teams of Theatre503, the Old Red Lion and Finborough Theatres, joining the London Playwrights team 4 years ago as their Editorial Manager, where he is currently their Digital Development Consultant. His play Charlie Hebdo: An Epistolary Play was shortlisted for the Courtyard Theatre Award, and explored ways to represent digital communication in theatrical form. He has written articles on the intersection of culture and technology for The Guardian, The Space and elsewhere.

Twitter: @samuelsedgman
Instagram: samsedgman
National Theatre podcast:



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