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Roxana Silbert Interview

Louise Ludgate as Josie in Iron by Roxana Silbert
WriteWords talks to Roxana Silbert, Literary Director of the Traverse, one of Europe's leading theatres, and gets the inside info on what new writers should do next

Roxana Silbert is Literary Director at the world famous Traverse Theatre, the lynchpin venue for the Edinburgh Festival The job combines the roles of Literary Manager- first port of call for all scripts- and Associate Director. Previously, Roxana was an assistant director at both Paines Plough and the Royal Court theatre, where she directed many hit shows. Her most recent success was directing ĎIroní, by Rona Munro, which comes to the Royal Court in 2003.

I donít think you Ďdiscoverí a new writer. Itís more a case of recognising and then taking a chance on talent.

Different projects have been turning points. Iíve never had a breakthrough project- itís been much more gradual than that.

Iím excited by a piece of writing if ... sign up to WriteWords to read more

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