Born in London, I grew up in Buckinghamshire before running back to London, and finally away to Cambridge. Since the early 2000s, I have written and produced a lot of theatre, but that has grown into writing and making many other things…

I also code! More on that can be found via www.bodja.com

If you want to get in touch, I can be found via:

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glyncannon

glyncannon

Since 2003 I have written professionally for all kinds of contexts - prose, plays, short plays, short films, online and offline games and educational projects. Currently working on a collection of short stories...

Over the years, I have given talks and run workshops to a very wide variety of audiences, in a wide range of locations, usually around the subject of storytelling and its applications, but sometimes on other things!

Appalachia

This was first produced at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London in 2002, and then also at the Battersea Arts Centre, directed by Gemma Sessions, and performed by Rob Parry, Genevieve Swallow and me. It was re-staged in 2003 at the Latchmere Theatre with Roger Ringrose and Darren Charlton as ‘me’.

A monologue by ‘Glyn’, this was a very personal piece, born out of a dare by my friend, Tassos Stevens, to write a ‘stand-up’ piece of drama as myself. I cheated, and added two characters, and created a story about fear - mine of flying (sort of true) and in the characters’ case, an accidental pregnancy and a fear of the future.

That dare was in August 2001, so I was literally thinking about plane crashes on the morning of 11th September 2001, when Gemma rang me to tell me to switch on the news. It made me stop writing initially, but then writing about fear and terror became kind of essential, so I finished it.