Interview with Anders Lustgarten

The monthly speakers event, the Finborough Forum was launched three years ago by Carmen Nasr and myself with the generous support of the Donald Howarth and George Goetschius Society of Friends charitable trust. Since then it’s grown in impact and reach and the list of speakers who’ve addressed our monthly gathering is a who’s who of London theatre. Covid has moved us online of course, but this has had its advantages – indeed it permits speaks to zoom in virtually from all over the world. Although we do miss the opportunity to mingle in the bar afterwards!

Here’s a recording of a recent forum with the playwright Anders Lustgarten.

We look forward to welcoming the BBC Writersroom’s Simon Nelson on January 13th at 7.30pm.

About suehealy

From Ireland, Sue Healy is Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London, a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing at the University of Lincoln, a Creative Writing tutor at City Lit and the Irish Editor at TheTheatreTimes.com. She is an award-winning writer and playwright. Her most recent play, Imaginationship (2018), enjoyed a sold out, extended run at the Finborough and later showed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Her previous stage productions include Cow (Etcetera Theatre, 2017) and Brazen (King’s Head Theatre, 2016), funded by Arts Council England. Her short plays have been performed at the Criterion (Criterion New Writing Showcase), Arcola (The Miniaturists) and Hackney Attic (Fizzy Sherbet Shorts). Her radio work includes nine plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (Opening Lines winner), WLRfm and KCLR96fm. Sue’s prose has won The Molly Keane Award, HISSAC Prize, Escalator Award, Meridian Prize and has been published in nine literary journals and anthologies including: The Moth, Flight, Tainted Innocence, New Writer, Duality, HISSAC, New European Writers. She has been writer-in-residence on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, and at the Heinrich Boll Cottage on Achill Island. She has also benefitted from annual artist residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and at Ginestrelle, Assisi in Italy. An academic with a PhD in modern theatre history, specifically the Royal Court Theatre, Sue has presented her research internationally. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. She has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and is a UEA Creative Writing MA alumnus. View all posts by suehealy

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