Fireworks Writers to write for BBC Blast

Posted on 1 February 2010 in Dramaturgy

Three young writers who went through The Fireworks Young Writers Programme at Tinderbox in the past two years will be writing a new online drama for young people with BBC Blast. Michael Shannon, Samantha Heaney and Leo McGann will be writing 2 episodes each for the new pilot series which will be performed by young actors from the Tinderbox Revolutions project and broadcast online later in the spring.

BBC Blast contacted Tinderbox to find the young talent and Tinderbox will remain the consultant partner for the writers during the project.

‘I’m very delighted for the writers,’ says Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slattne ‘They had a good grounding in what it means to write professionally during the Fireworks programme so I know they will do a brilliant job. It is very rewarding for us that the Tinderbox Young Writers Programme can lead to further opportunities with our partners in the region.’