Welcome to episode eleven of AYT in Isolation! Today’s interview is with writer and producer , as well as Papatango’s Executive Director, Chris Foxon.
As part of Papatango, Chris has mounted world premieres at West End and off-West End venues and on national tours, as well as transferring work internationally. Recent productions have won an Alfred Fagon Audience Award, been nominated for 9 OffWestEnd Awards, and transferred to or been remounted in a dozen countries. He is also the co-author of Being A Playwright: A Career Guide for Writers, published by Nick Hern Books.
Chris talks to Sam Nicholls about the powerlessness felt after Samuel Bailey’s play Shook (the winner of Papatango’s 2019 New Writing prize) had it’s West End run cancelled; his anger about the government’s ‘wish washy’ treatment of the Arts; his work with Papatango and what the company have been doing in response to COVID-19; his feelings towards the Arts Council after they suspended their National Lottery Grants, as well as much much more.
Please be aware that this interview was recorded back in April and the content may reflect this.
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