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Tutor profile: Kevin Dyer

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Kevin Dyer has just been awarded the Writers’ Guild Award for ‘Best Play for Children and Young People’ for his play ‘The Monster Under The Bed. (It was also shortlisted for the Brian Way and John Whiting Awards in 2009.)

He is the Associate Writer for Action Transport Theatre where he writes plays, hosts writing sessions, works as a dramaturg, and runs collective-writing processes. He’s also Associate Artist at The Dukes in Lancaster both writing and directing there.

He received a Writers’ Guild Encouragemant Award in 2009.

He has been commissioned to write over 50 plays for theatre companies in the UK.

He is chair of judges for the Anne Pierson Award; a published poet; an ex-magazine and newspaper journalist; and an actor and director. He’s an assessor for Arts Council England.

His plays ‘The Bomb’ (based on meetings with Jo Berry whose father was killed in the Brighton bombing and Pat Magee who planted the bomb) and ‘The Monster Under the Bed’ are published by Aurora books.

He’s currently writing The Dukes’ large-scale summer outdoor play ‘Merlin’; a play for BBC Radio Four; ‘The Bridge’ for Dundee Rep; and ‘the Girl who lives under the Piano’ – an international play with Iranian and British actors.

And his play ‘Minotaur’, commissioned by the Kennedy Center, Washington, is being developed by the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre in Toronto.

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