Season Partner: the forgiveness project
The Forgiveness Project shares stories of forgiveness in order to build hope, empathy and understanding in individuals and communities around the world.
The stories of forgiveness on their website demonstrate that forgiveness is first and foremost a personal journey: a visceral process with no set rules or time limits. It is not dependent on faith and it is often just “as mysterious as love”
Francis graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Writing for Performance with distinction. Her plays have been presented at RichMix, Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Vaults, The Pleasance and The Owl and Cat Theatre in Australia.
She has been long-listed for the Old Vic 12 (2016) and shortlisted for HighTide's First Commissions (2017). Her previous roles include working as the literary manager of the Finborough Theatre and reading for The Papatango and The Bruntwood prizes.
She has recently joined London based company ‘Performance Anxiety’ as a dramaturg for their show ‘Skeletons’, running at the Ovalhouse Theatre in November 2017.
Caggy has been working in the theatre and the arts for the past 10 years, as a freelance programmer and Creative Producer. She has extensive experience in various forms of performance, including immersive theatre, new writing, musicals, comedy/caberet, temporary spaces, arts festivals and outdoor work.
In 2013 she worked with Mulligan co-founder Sam Carrack to run theatre events company epoch which supported emerging companies and artists through curated evenings. She currently works as Programme Manager and special event Producer for Bloomsbury Festival and is Creative Producer for the Bureau Of Silly Ideas an interactive public realm arts organisation.
Other recent credits include building a temporary theatre in a Waterloo park for The Old Vic, producing a national tour of a new interaction for 0-18month year olds, producing a day of activity at UCL uniting artists and academics, working with Ovalhouse Theatre to develop their Creative Network, producing and developing a multi national public engagement organisation working with Heritage sites, Green Field Festivals and Shopping Centres to engage communities in inspiration and history.
We wouldn't be anywhere without a huge amount of help, support and guidance. It would be impossible to have done this on our own and it wouldn't have happened without each and every one of you.
A million times
James and Sam
Graham Farrow is an award winning, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and journalist from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.
His first novel, Speak no Evil, received a Commonwealth Writers Prize nomination in 1989 and he has received numerous awards and commendations for his short stories.
His first play, Hair of the Dog was premièred in 1990 and revived in London to great acclaim eight years later.
Further plays include, Down amongst the Dead Men (London, 1993), The Boys are Back in Town (Salisbury, 1994), Lake of Fire (Lansing, Michigan, 2005), Pure Morning (Indianapolis, 2009), Stay with me till Dawn, (London, 2010) and Still, (Chicago, 2013)
His two most famous and most produced plays, Talk about the Passion and Rattlesnakes are both published by Methuen and are multi award winners, critically acclaimed and produced globally.
Rattlesnakes is in development as a motion picture with Amedume Films of London and will be filmed later this year in Los Angeles. A film based on his short story ‘Caught in the Gin Trap, is to be produced in Paris in 2018 by Balade Sauvage Productions.
Talk about the Passion has been recently translated into French for a Paris première later next year and is currently in development as a motion picture with Bigger Pictures Film Company. His play Every Breath You Take will be produced in Rome and Turin in 2017.
Graham lives in Yarm, loves to travel; loves his family, his friends and his dog, Connie. He also loves to cook and follows Middlesbrough football club
Diana Nneka Atuona