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Making Queer Work across Stage & Screen
January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Come listen to James Ley’s practice and process of writing some of the most celebrated queer plays in Scotland. He will share about how his works speak to the preservation and promotion of queer spaces, as well as how he creates iconic and original queer characters who survive, thrive and sidestep stereotypes. With two of his plays now in development as screenplays, you’ll find out James’ approach to translating his work from stage to screen too. Stay for a Q&A facilitated by Ahmad Musta’ain, playwright, educator and a dear friend of James!
ABOUT JAMES LEY
James Ley is a playwright and screenwriter living in Glasgow. His recent plays include WILF (Traverse Theatre), ODE TO JOY (Stories Untold, Summerhall) and LOVE SONG TO LAVENDER MENACE (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Summerhall, SoHo Playhouse, New York).
James’ play ODE TO JOY which he wrote and directed won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival 2022. His feature adaptation of Love Song to Lavender Menace is currently in development, produced by John McKay/Compact Pictures, funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network.