Theatre is one of my main loves in life and it’s been on my mind more than usual recently as I’m really chuffed to be writing some pieces for live performance again, including a short piece* at Leeds Pub Theatre’s Monologue Moments #2 last week.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve had a piece performed at a live showcase event, mainly because it’s a couple of years since I’ve written a piece for live performance – funny how those two are connected, eh?
Now, here’s not the place for pondering why I’ve left it that long away from doing something that sets my soul alight (therapy, this ain’t!), but it’s maybe worth a mention that it was some commercial script copywriting that got me fired up again.
The subject of the script doesn’t really matter for the here and now either, but what did matter was that I started working with writing for performance again – this time an animation voiceover – and I realised just how much I’d missed it.
But whether or not my work is for performance I’m always working with characters – imagining my words being spoken or read – and bringing them in to make copy come alive on the page.
Whether it’s for an emailer, landing page, case study or newsletter I’m always thinking about the audience – how much they know, what they need or want, how you can connect to them.
So, if you’re looking for characterful copy that connects to your audience with a story then please get in touch. I promise to put you and your project centre stage and keep the drama to the words, not the numbers!
*p.s. Organised Chaos is a five minute monologue about stationery addiction and I’m really happy to share it if you’d like a read. It was first performed at Leeds Pub Theatre’s Monologue Moments on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at The Adelphi in Leeds by Carolyn Eden and was directed by Iain Bloomfield.