Love letter to the transport system
Semi-autobiographical monologue inspired by the drivers who get people to places on time
This article is from 2012.
Love Letters to The Public Transport System, a beautifully crafted semi-autobiographical monologue inspired by the drivers who get people to places on time, is to tour venues across Scotland from next month before a full Edinburgh Festival run this August. Here, Molly Taylor, the show’s creator talks about her learning experience with the National Theatre of Scotland and being one of the recipients of the Bank of Scotland Emerge programme for developing theatre-makers.
‘I have a long standing relationship with the National Theatre of Scotland: I’ve worked within their Learn Department on one off projects, I’ve designed and delivered workshop programmes, but more importantly, it was under their guidance that I ﬁrst began writing. My experience as a performer in documentary and verbatim theatre led to an appetite for ﬁnding real stories for real people. The Bank of Scotland Emerge
programme has given me access to the most precious commodity a writer can have – time!
The opportunity to develop a new piece of work, in a structured and supported environment, is a rare luxury. I am relatively new to writing, so programmes like this, made possible only by the dedication and generosity of the Bank of Scotland, are a wonderful enriching challenge. I’m thoroughly grateful to Bank of Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland for providing ﬂedging writers like me, the chance to develop new ways of working, allowing us to ﬂex muscles we didn’t know we had.'