Stare Into Space

In which I receive good news…

Posted on | April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

…About a slightly odd writing gig.

Resonance FM
are putting together a new radio play called The Whale In The Room.  Nothing odd about that, you say.  Well, if I told you that the script for this play was to comprise entirely of the Twitter status updates from six different people, you might begin to see a different picture.  Resonance, in their wisdom/insanity, are trying something very original and quite experimental here.

They called for potential writers for each character a couple of weeks ago (which got picked up by the BBC Writers’ Room site too) and I applied.  The Resonance guys monitored each prospects Twitter feeds for a fortnight and, for reasons I can’t quite fathom, they decided that my procrastinatory ramblings were sufficient to write for one of the characters.

I say write.  It’s a weird sort of writing.  The gig is to write as a character for a fortnight and to tweet and react as that character might.  Strange, but interesting.

If you’re on the Twitter, you can follow me as I tweet in character at (that’s me – Benson Fielder @beenfeeld).

To make the most of things, you really need to follow the other five characters too.  So, join Twitter and also follow @cynpa, @tomxart, @fragharpy, @rhiannon97, and @Sidebird.

It’s all very new and I don’t know how it will end up.  I’m interested to see though.  Why not pop along and see?


Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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