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Melissa Mostyn is a writer, blogger, arts practitioner and mum-of-two. 'My grand passion is freedom of creative expression and it is this that drives my diverse love of the arts and media, taking in visual art, theatre, film, journalism, books and TV.' She often explores themes of communication, disability/deafness and human relationships in her work.

Scriptwriting with Deafinitely Theatre, Act II Scene I: From The Heart

6 February 2014


Rain might have crashed down persistently, but it did not dampen that fun January morning in Starbucks a jot. Deafinitely Theatre's Artistic Director Paula Garfield was in need of the office at London's Diorama Arts Studios (which we'd previously used as our workshop space) so Andrew decided to treat us to coffee before getting back to - well, I'd call it dissecting our brains really, so hard did he work at stretching our imaginations. 'Without looking, how many people do...

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Scriptwriting with Deafinitely Theatre, Act I Scene II: Drafting

4 February 2014


Even though it's a work-in-progress, Stephen Collins' delivery of his monologue is nevertheless mesmerising. He's picked a childhood story retold by the character Baby in Jez Butterworth's Mojo for Deafinitely Theatre's forthcoming HUB showcase in late February, and Andrew has asked him and Donna Mullings - who has selected a monologue from Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard - to demonstrate to us writers how they would translate English...

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