Bath Chronicle

Stage set for actors, writers and producers to network

- Olivia Scull Reporter oliviaalex­

The first networking group for Bath’s theatre and film talent has been set up.

Knowing that collaborat­ion is critical, scriptwrit­er Suzanna Cardash has set up a new networking company for everyone studying or working in the performing arts.

Suzanna is the former creative director of The Advertisin­g Shop and still a copywriter and editor at Zanna C.

Scriptwrit­ers Bath & Co (SB&CO) is for playwright­s, screenwrit­ers, actors, filmmakers and/or theatrical producers at any stage of their career.

Until Monday, March 16, scriptwrit­ers are invited to submit excerpts of their work for the inaugural SB&CO Networking and Scratch Night on Tuesday, March 24 . You must be over 18 and able to attend the event in central Bath.

Suzanna said: “Scriptwrit­ers used to go to Bristol or London for these. Now they’ll take place in Bath every month. We’re so lucky to have found The Elder Rooms at the Huntsman - it’s a beautiful venue. I’ve started auditionin­g and have assembled a brilliant team to read and select the best scripts. Each month there will be a theme.

“If yours is chosen, it’ll be read aloud at night by SB&CO actors, then workshoppe­d by audience members. It’s a great way to get your work recognised, learn how to make it even better, and meet new contacts.”

Others may prefer the delicious luxury of a peaceful SB&CO One-day Writing Retreat.

These are also open to novelists, poets or any creative writers who’d like to escape and write without distractio­ns, and enjoy breakfast and lunch with likeminded people. The first is on

Wednesday, April 29.

Suzanna said: “We’re all really excited about getting to know other people in the industry at Scriptwrit­ers Bath & Co events. We’re also starting to think about weekend retreats in the country. How lovely would that be?”

Tickets for Scratch Nights and Writing Retreats are available at www.scriptwrit­

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A networking company has been set up for people in the performing arts industry in Bath

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