South West Writers

David Lane



About the Author

David Lane is a playwright and dramaturg and has been making and developing new plays in a wide variety of contexts since 2002, including long-term associations with Goldsmiths College (Co-Convenor, MA Writing for Performance 2006 – 2013) and Exeter University Module Leader in BA Dramaturgy and BA Playwriting. He has worked internationally with the British School of Beijing and is currently building a creative exchange partnership with Doosan Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, funded by the Arts Council / British Council. He accepts commissions as both a playwright and dramaturg.

Other commissions include work for Theatre West (Rush, 2012) and Blue Brook Productions for the sell-out Stalin’s Daughter at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in August 2014, on national tour April/May 2015 . His play Free was also on national tour in autumn 2014.  He has also worked with Forest Forge, Salisbury Playhouse, Travelling Light, Immediate Theatre, Proteus Theatre and The British School of Beijing. He is currently working as a Writer on Attachment at Bristol Old Vic, supported by Arts Council England and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.He has worked as dramaturg with award-winning devising companies.

Image of FREE production by David Lane taken from

Image of FREE production by David Lane taken from

Recent Publications

Contemporary British Drama , Edinburgh University Press , 2010
Begin / End , Play , 2010
Free , Play , 2014

Awards and Residencies

Meyer Whitworth Award , 2010 , For Begin/ End

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