Script-writing friends offer their talents to theatre groups
FROM intense drama to carefully crafted characters, two scriptwriters are offering their talents to theatre groups.
Friends Ben Parkes and Karen Richardson both have first class honours degrees in professional writing.
They met on a writing course at the Grimsby Institute, and now the pair are looking for local projects with which to get involved.
Their credentials are strong. One of Karen's scripts, called Elephant, about domestic violence, was praised by Bafta award-winning writer Peter Moffat.
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And Ben's work called Innocence, about child abuse and teen sex, has received interest from Stephen Brady, who has written for Emmerdale and Silent Witness.
Karen, who works part-time at Jackson Green & Preston Estate Agents, said it was hard going back into education after a 30-year break.
She said: "You really lose yourself when writing scripts and I enjoy building characters. It's a way to escape.
"In October, I had a meeting with Hilary Salmon, an executive producer of drama at the BBC, and she has now written me a recommendation.
"Ben and I collaborate well and we have created a theatre script called Six Lines, Three Stories, One Room – it is basically three plays rolled into one.
"But we can write anything to order and we want to get our names out there and produce a good play.
"We are looking for local writing opportunities with theatre groups and we feel like we are good enough."
Ben, 24, who is partially sighted, was awarded the highest mark ever given on the professional writing course at Grimsby Institute.
He said: "It is really difficult to get our names out there, so we thought the best idea was to offer our script writing to local theatres. I have always had a passion for film, TV and theatres. I enjoy playing God in scripts.
"I discussed my Innocence script with Stephen Brady in person over tea and biscuits – it was fantastic.
"Karen and I respect each other and push each other's work."
Contact Ben on 07525 629885 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen on 07725 335489 or at email@example.com