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Kaite O'Reilly is an award-winning playwright and a recipient of two Cultural Olympiad Commissions. She blogs about writing and the process of writing with a focus on four forthcoming productions, which revolve around disability issues.

Olympic Questions: Further responses to LeanerFasterStronger

2 June 2012

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We are approaching the end of the run of LeanerFasterStronger at Sheffield Crucible, and have had a fantastic response to the work in the regional press, on twitter, and via the Guardian and Sheffield theatres’ website. This is the start of a period of reflection for me – what lessons might be learnt? How much of my initial ambitions and intentions have I achieved? When I was approached by Chol Theatre with this commission, I had no interest  in sport outside...

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New Welsh Review 96: Kaite O’Reilly on the Cultural Olympiad

11 June 2012

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Kaite O’Reilly on the Cultural Olympiad. An extract from ‘Rich Text’ NWR 96: It’s 1995 and I’m lying in front of the wheels of a bus in Wood Street, Cardiff. The bus is ticking over, the driver occasionally revving the engine to try and scare me and so dislodge my body from beneath his bumper. As he does so, a thrilling reverberation is sent through the fat rubber of the wheel and into my waist. I am exhilarated and equally terrified. I haven’t been in an...

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