“Izzy Searle is an original, expressive, evocative writer. I met Izzy three years ago, whilst auditioning script writers for a project of theatre adaptation of a literary work I conducted at the University of Warwick. Her commitment and contribution to the venture were remarkable. She worked with her colleagues in a very productive way and was always ready to make stimulating suggestions. Alongside script writing, she produced a selection of poems inspired by the source text, telling the story of a Somali runner who drowned in 2012, whilst crossing the Mediterranean Sea on a migrant boat, which are highly suggestive and moving. Her deep interpretation of the source text allowed her to create outstanding dialogues, impeccably written and very touching.
At present, she is taking part in another project I am directing, which involves the creation of a co-written theatre script on the theme of violence against women. The project concerns the creation of a multi-layered text, encompassing translated monologues from Italian, original play-text, verbatim theatre and physical theatre choreography. I decided to ask her again to participate, given the highly successful outcome from the previous collaboration and, on this occasion too, she has maintained a high standard of commitment and contribution. It is a pleasure to work with Izzy and I foresee a successful career for her in creative writing."
Dr Alessandra De Martino School of Theatre and Performance Studies University of Warwick
Pentabus Young Writers - Back To The Light
12th and 13th of July, 2022 The Courtyard, Hereford