David Lane is a playwright and dramaturg.
He has been commissioned twice by Half Moon Young People’s Theatre (award-nominated Begin/End, 2010: ‘writing that is flecked with everyday poetry’, The Guardian) and Theatre Royal Plymouth, and by the egg and Engage programmes at Theatre Royal Bath (I Am England, 2012: ‘powerful, chilling and politically engaged’, Venue).
Previous commissions include work for Theatre West and most recently Blue Brook Productions for the sell-out Stalin’s Daughter at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in August 2014 (‘Lane’s writing has a hurtling power… utterly fascinating’, The Times) and Free on national tour 2014 (‘David Lane’s dynamic writing has a dexterity that lets the words take flight’, Children’s Theatre Review). Previous commissions include work for Forest Forge, Salisbury Playhouse, Travelling Light, Proteus Theatre and The British School of Beijing.
David has worked as dramaturg with award-winning devising companies including Fine Chisel, Dirty Market, Multistory and Beaford Arts. He is author of Contemporary British Drama and has written published articles exploring dramaturgy and new play development in the UK. He is currently under commission from Chichester Festival Theatre and working on a new play funded by ACE and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation with support from Bristol Old Vic.
For Pursued by a Bear:
The Secret of Old Bog Farm