Box of Tricks’ Creative Surgeries are a chance for theatre-makers to seek professional advice, support, dramaturgy and more. Whatever you’d like support with – whether it’s a creative enquiry, a producing quandary, a touring dilemma, or anything else – this is a space for you to explore your thoughts with a member of the Box of Tricks team.
Creative Surgeries are free to attend. There will be a limited number of open slots on the day, so we’d advise that you register in advance to secure a slot. Each surgery will last approximately 20 minutes, so come with a firm idea of what you would like to discuss so that you can get the most out of your session.
Running this Creative Surgery will be: Billie Collins, Literary Associate, Box of Tricks.
Billie can provide advice around: Writing (theatre/TV/radio), Dramaturgy, Workshops, Administration.
Billie Collins is a writer from the Wirral, based in Manchester. Their debut play Too Much World at Once was produced by Box of Tricks Theatre in Spring 2023. The play opened at HOME Manchester before touring nationally and was published by Nick Hern Books. Billie is currently working on a new stage commission with ThickSkin Theatre for touring in 2024. Other recent credits include: Beltane (RSC 37 Plays Project), two episodes of Malory Towers Series 5 (King Bert Productions for CBBC) and an upcoming audio drama for BBC Radio 4. Billie was selected for the 2022 BBC Writersroom Northern Voices scheme, and also works as a script reader and dramaturg for organisations across stage and screen.