And So Forth (ASF) is delighted to be offering a series of public Conversations as part of their commitment to opening discourse within the Arts and to championing the development of exceptional emerging artists.

For each event, an acclaimed industry professional will be introduced by their artistic counterpart from the ASF team for an informal evening involving dialogue, exclusive performances, an open Q&A and a well-stocked bar, to give our audience the chance to engage directly with both guest artists and with one another.

Our inaugural event on the 18th October featured playwright/director and Artistic Director of Theatre Absolute, Chris O’Connell, in conversation with ASF Associate Playwright Richard Walls. The evening proved an exciting forum for discussion and sharing ideas. 

Our next In Conversation will be held on the 22nd November, with award-winning playwright Nick Payne, hosted by our Artistic Director, Laura Attridge. Come and join the dialogue! 

Doors 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets only £6, available via the Arts Theatre website. Book early to avoid disappointment.

About our guest:

Nick is a playwright who won the prestigious George Devine Award in 2009 with his play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet. Produced at the Bush Theatre in October 2009 and directed by Josie Rourke and starring Rafe Spall. In 2012 it went to the Roundabout Theatre, New York, starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Michael Longhurst.

Nick studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and the University of York, making his debut at the Royal Court theatre in September 2010 with his comedy Wanderlust. 

In January 2012, Nick’s play Constellations opened at the Royal Court Upstairs starring Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins and directed by Michael Longhurst. Constellationstransferred to the West End in November 2012 where it received universally glowing reviews. It also won the Evening Standard Best Play Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. In 2015 Constellations transferred to Broadway. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson and directed by Michael Longhurst it won outstanding reviews.

Nick is currently under commission at Paines Plough, the Royal Court and Manhattan Theatre Club/Alfred P Sloan Foundation writing a new play about Nobel prize winning mathematician, Paul Dirac. He is also playwright in residence at the Donmar Warehouse.

More about Constellations on Broadway…

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