Sally MacAlister MA Drama Writing Student
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Sally MacAlister

MA Drama Writing Student


Biography

Sally is a playwright from Manchester. After graduating with a First class degree from the University of Edinburgh in English Literature, she is now pursuing her Masters in Drama Writing. Sally has worked as both a writer and an editor for other young playwrights. She brought her own monologue show, She Can’t Half Talk, to the Fringe on behalf of Bedlam Theatre in 2019 after sell out previews in London. Her writing focuses on modern moral panics, queerness, and womanhood. Currently she is working with the queer theatre company, the Koi Collective, to develop her new script, Crossing the Void for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice