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PADDY GORMLEY

Writer/Teacher/Presenter

Photographs of Paddy Gormley

Paddy Gormley’s wide-ranging interests include writing, presenting, teaching, philosophising and facilitating by way of Socratic Dialogue. His long-standing interest in the metaphysics and evolution of ideas has led him to develop his own models for the creative process, which he applies in in many aspects of his work.

Many of Paddy Gormley’s projects have their own websites, often featuring click-to-play audio and video recordings. Such resources include excerpts from AWL readings, studio recordings, archive theatre footage and audio-visual teaching presentations.

Besides being a long standing member, Paddy was AWL Web Co-ordinator from 2001-2004, then became Chairman from 2004-2008. He continues to serve AWL as Web Developer (he created the database which powers this website), rehearsal photographs, and Correspondence Co-ordinator.

AWL Credits

Year
Director
Play
Type
2006
Reading
2005
Competition
2005
Kirsty Bennett
Reading
2003
Competition
2003
Kirsty Bennett
Reading
2002
Competition
2002
Reading
2002
Kirsty Bennett
Reading
2001
Competition
2001
Reading
2000
Competition
2000
Derek Bell
Reading
1999
Competition
Year
Writer(s)
Play
Role
Director
2004
Lin Sagovsky
Hercules Poirot
2003
Melissa Docker
Painter3

Non-AWL Credits

Production
Notes/Venue

The Social Climber

(adaptation of Le Bourgeois gentilhomme) Logos Theatre Company, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, directed by Kenneth Michaels (premiere production 2011)

Hamlet: Tragedy of a Fat Man

One-man show for Simon Fisher-Becker, directed by Kirsty Bennett, Etcetera Theatre 2002 and tour

Twenty-Twenty

Rehearsed reading at Bridewell Theatre 2002: Rosalind Adler, Peter Luke Kenny and Clive Ward, directed by Kirsty Bennett

Production
Notes/Venue

The Wold Wide Web

A play for radio: studio recording 2010: Martin Cort, Clive Ward & Camilla Mathias, directed by Simone Vause with sound design by Milos Drndarevic

Meta Matters

16 talks for radio on the question of whether the material world actually exists

Write Minded

Six talks about the creative power of radio

Production
Role
Notes/Venue

Creative Thinking

Deviser / facilitator

Paddy Gormley’s weekly philosophy class for homeless people at Crisis UK

Speak with My Voice

Workshop leader / teacher

An annual creative writing & music event at Deptford Reach by the Create UK charity

Art vs Rehab

Facilitator

Hannah Hull’s series of workshops (2012) in which artists and others working the field of mental health explore ways of achieving positive outcomes by encouraging and enabling artistice self expression

Activating Creativity

Workshop leader

A half day workshop for the 2010 national conference of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists

Exciting Writing

Deviser / teacher

Paddy Gormley conducted weekly evening classes in various aspects of creative writing at Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts (c. 1999 - 2004)

Production
Notes/Venue

Old Possum’s Book of Fat Cats

Paddy Gormley predicted the rise of cut-throat competition in the formerly cosy domain of professional partnerships, using light-hearted but extremely mordant recitations of his own comic verse. Venues included City of London Guildhall ( for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and countless Law Society dinners, conferences and partnership retreats

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