Rob works at one of the country’s leading residential centres for the treatment of addiction and since 2006, he has written a number of prize winning short plays.
As creative director with his company, Facing Tides Theatre, he wrote a linked trilogy of powerful dramas that focused on various types of addiction, with alcoholism running through them all. Off Her Facebook! kicked off the incredible trilogy.
They have been staged in theatres and educational establishments, along with post-performance outreach workshops.
We get an interesting variety of calls at Magic Oxygen from budding authors who want to talk about their manuscripts, some of which are sitting under virtual lock and key and others have been sitting on top of the wardrobe gathering dust and dead spiders, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to burst forth.
We love it when that timely event combines with finding Magic Oxygen’s contact details, because only a few things come close to talking to somebody about making their literary dreams come true.
Assuming (a) the writer can string an entertaining sentence or two together and (b) the initial discussions go well, step (c) will be to look at the practical steps that need to take place to turn the manuscript into a paperback, graphic novel, play, e-book etc.
There are certain moments in time that need to be captured; this is one of them.
Let’s be a fly on the wall of an important meeting between Simon West, the Editor here at Magic Oxygen and the other good looking fellow on the right, Rob Windsor, a fabulous playwright and one of our latest authors.
They are currently huddled over a hot computer and working on Rob’s début graphic novel of his published play, Off Her Facebook!
If you click the link above, it’ll take you to Facing Tides Theatre, Rob’s production company and it’s tell you all about the actual performance play.
I’ve seen it several times and think I’m fairly well qualified to say, it’s fabulously dark!