To our wonderful ADP community. It has been nearly one year since the very first Scripts Aloud where we brought to life five short scripts: ‘Single Yellows’ by Ian Winterton, ‘Caminada’ by Robert Pegg, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ by Dave Jones, ‘Songs He Left Unsung’ by Kevin McMahon and ‘Killing Yoko’ by Luke Richards.
We were delighted that it was a triumph in every sense. All our hard work paid off. It really came together and attracted a full house for our first show.
Since August, 2015, our community of writers, directors and actors has grown to a collective of 600 (that we can count!) Our core team of Diana Atkins, Hannah Ellis Ryan and Lisa Connor, now includes: Mark Russell, taking phenomenal photos to help document every step of the ADP journey; Andrew Glassford, our fantastic, helpful and top-notch techie; our dedicated and ever-reliable Door Manager, Andrew Ruddy and, finally our social media wizard, Sophie Coward.
From incredibly humble beginnings, it seems ADP is going from strength to strength. The word is spreading, with almost every day an exciting email in the inbox from a writer, director or actor, having heard about the work we do. Always, a wealth of new and brilliant scripts, fresh faces to add to our database and new, exciting possibilities for the future. It is, truly, the highest high and we cannot thank you, our ADP community, enough for making it possible.
Because we are just too excited by the brilliant work that is going on, but, also, by the stories we receive every day, both by email and in person, we have decided to launch an ADP Blogosphere, right here on our website.
Nearly every day someone writes us a beautiful ‘thank you’ about their ADP experience and we want to share those stories. They are too beautiful and too important to just stay in our inbox, or our minds. These are the very stories that show why ADP has become the success it has – the sense of community, safety and nurturing that Manchester ADP is all about.
So, this is our CALL TO ACTION.
Please, send us your stories! Send us a blog about:
We can’t wait to hear from you. Hopefully, over time, this will build into a wonderful archive of stories – one that can show those not yet involved, what a beautiful community this truly is.