I'm Corinne Salisbury, an emerging playwright and theatre producer.
As a producer, my experience stems from working as Administrator for various theatre companies and venues since 2007, before I took on the role of full-time Shared General Manager for a consortium of new writing theatre companies - nabokov, Theatre Uncut, Forward Theatre Project and Pieces Productions - from 2013 to 2015, in an innovative cross-organisation role funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Since going freelance in 2015 I have worked as producer, tour-booker and fundraising consultant for companies including Fifth Word (associate company at Nottingham Playhouse), Theatre Uncut, Tangled Feet, Forward Theatre Project, 59 Productions, Poleroid Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles, Notnow Collective, Sheer Drop Theatre and the Bush Theatre. I have lead-produced projects including the world premiere of GENESIS by Frazer Flintham at the Lowry Theatre Salford and touring, and the UK tour and London run of Jane Upton's George Devine Award-winning play ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS. I have also been a script reader for Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503 and the Bush. I have acres of experience in producing new plays, tour booking, tour management, new writing development, marketing and PR on the UK new writing scene, budgets and financial management, fundraising including writing major applications, and all the nuts and bolts of day-to-day company management.
As a writer, I was one of the 2016 winners of the Playwrights' Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award, for which I've been mentored by Zinnie Harris and Philip Howard.
While based in London I had work performed at venues including Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503, the Old Red Lion, the Spiegeltent, Live Theatre Newcastle, Camden People's Theatre, Camden Roundhouse, the Yard Theatre, the Old Vic Theatre, and at the Public Theater in New York. I was selected for three programmes with Old Vic New Voices, the Old Vic's prestigious talent development scheme: the Time/Warner IGNITE project, the T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange, and the 24 Hour Plays.
Over the last 3 years I've been longlisted for the Tron Theatre's Progressive Playwright competition; had short plays performed with Urban Fox theatre company, with the Mixtape project to create new musical theatre work, at the CCA in Glasgow, with Village Pub Theatre and at Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh, and on the main stage at the Tron; and I've been commissioned to write two new full-length plays for Strange Town youth theatre, performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the Traverse Theatre.
I'm also a current recipient of an Athenaeum Award from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, for a creative research project to write a new play that brings a fresh approach to literary biography.
My writing work is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.