Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Polly Stenham interview

Last week Polly Stenham won the The Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at The Evening Standard Awards. In The Independent, Ciar Byrne meets her.
Stenham, who wrote That Face as part of the Royal Court's Young Writers programme, fell into the theatre almost by accident. "I wanted to write fiction really, but I couldn't find any courses and then I heard about the Royal Court," she said. Writing the play was, "a lot of fun".

She is now "in the murky depths" of writing a second. "It would be completely possible that I now write four or five terrible plays," she said. "You lose your innocence a bit. The first one you just write for you and the complete joy of it."

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