Danny Start wins DaDa Writing Award
The awards ceremony took place on the evening of 3 December in
Liverpool's new BT Convention Centre, in front of a packed
audience. Danny was presented with his award by Gavin Blyth and
Maureen Walker of Granada Television—and his prize, as well as a
handsome glass sculpture, is a placement in the script department
at Granada Television.
"As a writer with a disability, I'm made up to have won this
prestigious award—it's now up to me to make the most of this
opportunity. I can't wait for 2009!"
Danny has had productions of his work all over the UK, from the
world famous Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough to London's
Young Vic, as well as a radio play broadcast on Radio Four's
Afternoon play slot. In 2007 Danny won North West Playwright's
Silver Anniversary play competition (beating 60 other writers)—and
his play 'To Be Continued...' will tour the North West in 2009. He
currently has plays under consideration at Liverpool Royal Court
and Paines Plough Theatre Company.
The DaDaAwards and dinner also heralded a new direction for
NWDAF. The organisation changes it's name soon to DaDa—to mark the
success of DaDaFest and the awards which have become know
worldwide. Danny is made up about winning: 'It's fantastic for a
Scouser to win in this award in Capital of Culture year. So
fingers, and everything else, crossed for next year!'
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To find out more about Danny contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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