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Creative Associate for Young People
Morgan's role is to work with young people to nurture a passion for writing, develop their skills and to guide them in creating their own work for the theatre. She works closely with Hull Truck's Creative Learning and Literary departments, leading workshops, facilitating the Young Writers Group, forming the women's playwriting group, as well as initiating ideas to raise the aspirations of, and give opportunities to, young writers from our region. Alongside the development of young people themselves, Morgan is also creating plays for young people to perform.
Morgan Sproxton is a writer from Hull. After working as a journalist and PR manager, she began her play-writing career with the critically acclaimed Fathers2B and this established a long term relationship with the theatre. In 2005 she was part of the influential Royal Court/BBC The50 to find the UK's 50 best emerging young writers. She was also part of 25 Degrees, a BBC/Royal Court Initiative. In 2010 she completed a pilot script for the BBC/Screen Yorkshire Northern Voices. Her theatre plays includeSmoke Screen, Mark, Gagging For It, Lost Boy, Love All, Ring Around The Humber and the short film Sofa Dreams. She runs Truck Young Writers and Truck's female-only writing group. She also works with Spin Off Theatre Company and her play Tin Soldier will tour special schools in 2012.
Hull Truckís new Associate Playwright hails from Kilnsea, near Hull, and is acknowledged to be one of the UKís most exciting playwriting talents. Tom was recently named the nationís Most Promising Playwright by The Critics Circle and is shortlisted for the prestigious George Devine Award. His play The Kitchen Sink, set in East Yorkshire, was a smash hit for The Bush Theatre in 2011 - and will be given a new production by Hull Truck in October this year.
Natalie was co-Artistic Director of the highly-acclaimed Gate Theatre in London from 2007-12, and her current production of After Miss Julie at the Young Vic is playing to rave reviews. Natalie directed A Midsummer Nightís Dream and Yerma at Hull Truck in 2011, in co-productions with Headlong and The Gate respectively. Natalie will direct at least one new Hull Truck production every year.
Middle Child formed in Hull in October 2011 with the aim of making theatre that speaks about modern Britain in a way that is vibrant, honest and unsentimental. Since forming they have created work which is at the heart of the national zeitgeist and which examines what it means to be young and British today. The company is comprised of graduates from LAMDA, Arts Ed, Drama Centre, East 15 and the University of Hull who all share a great affinity for the city.
Their work includes When You Cure Me by Jack Thorne, John Retallack's adaptation of Apples by Richard Milward (both Hull Truck), 25 (Edinburgh Fringe), Dick Whittington by Dave Windass & Amanda Whittington's adaptation of Saturday Night & Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe (both Fruit). They have also worked with Hull City Council, Force-7, the British Red Cross and Hull Truck on a variety of creative learning projects.
Middle Child said "We are thrilled to be an Associate Company of Hull Truck and hope we can work together in continuing to develop a vibrant culture of theatre goers in this unique city, offering work which is urgent and unforgiving."