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Paven Virk

PAVEN VIRK

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    TROIKA  represented by Harriet Pennington Legh

At 17, Paven Virk devised a play called Second Generation, exploring issues that effected her generation, from sexuality to identity. That gave her the title of her Theatre Company, Second Generation. Paven went on to write two plays with Second Generation in co-production with the Belgrade Theatre, for the Belgrade Studio, Girlie Talk and Boy Meets Girl. After a break Paven returned to writing full time in 2009. She has been part of the Theatre Royal Stratford East Musical Theatre Writing Residency and completed a 10 week writing attachment to the National Theatre Studio in 2010. For Theatre Paven is currently under commission to the Tricycle Theatre. Her other credits include a rehearsed reading of Borders (Tricycle Theatre, Afghanistan season), Come To Where I'm From (Paines Plough, the Belgrade Theatre) England's Lane ( West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of the BBC Northern Exposure programme), Who You Calling A Superhero? (the Michael Frayn Space/Hampstead Theatre, Heat & Light) and an adaptation of the Boy And Dog Who Walked To the Moon by Nicholas Cross (Edinburgh Festival/Pleasance Theatre - Must See and Hit List). For Film, Paven is currently developing an original film with Cowboy Films called East with director Martina Amati (BAFTA 2010 for I DO AIR). She is collaborating with director China Moo-Young on 12 Dancehall Princesses, a radical adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm Twelve Dancing Princess. She is also working on Three Minute Heroes (Selected for the Brit List 2010) a film inspired by the lives of three young people struggling to make something of themselves in music and sport during the political upheavals of the late 1970s. Produced by Mike Elliott. Paven was one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow in 2010. For Television Paven is developing an original Drama serial called Anjali's Guide To Love. A story of love between an Indian girl and a Northern Irish guy and LIVE/WORK a series idea with producer Andrea Michell.

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        Borders         Come to Where I am From         England's Lane         So You Think You're A Superhero?         Usual Auntijies, The         Who You Calling A Superhero?



Borders

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Come to Where I am From

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Sixty one playwrights from across the UK return to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. At 14 theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays will be performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Come To Where I'm From is a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

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England's Lane

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So You Think You're A Superhero?

So You Think You're A Superhero?
Teen TV goes undercover to the most prestigious Sports Academy in the UK where there are rumours of a new Sporting Superhero who is unlike any other in history. With the 2012 Olympics around the corner the public want to know more about this Sports Superhero with no name. Only Teen TV is allowed access and what they find could damage the Academys chances of winning the Olympics. Discover the Superhero inside yourself in this hilarious inter-galactic sports adventure from comedy writer Paven Virk.

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in National Theatre Connections 2012, Methuen Drama (15 Mar 2012)
Published in an extended version for the Market theatre, Johannesburg, by Oberon Books   978-1408157244

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Usual Auntijies, The

Usual Auntijies, The
Somewhere in the city live three elderly, South Asian auntijies who have found themselves together in a refuge for abused women, empty of memories and bereft of their families and friends. Nearby, a new Indian bride has arrived in the country only to find herself in a place that she is utterly unprepared for. the Usual Auntijies is a bitter-sweet new comic-Drama that visits the lives of four women as they embark on an inspiring, emotional and comic journey to overcome the past abuse and rediscover their sense of life, love and happiness. Exploring ideas of family and the cultural differences that exist between the East and West, the Auntijies struggle with popular Western culture and provide a hybrid cultural context which amusingly sits alongside the women's otherness and past pain. the Usual Auntijies is a celebration of all women of a particular age whose desires and struggles are too often forgotten.

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Who You Calling A Superhero?

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