We support writers of all ages in developing and producing their work and making sure it reaches an audience.
We provide a range of workshops, services and resources to playwrights, poets and storytellers as well as arts and community organisations. No matter your age or level of writing experience Brush Stroke Order can help bring your words to life.
Led by Naomi Sumner Chan, the company’s name and ethos is inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy. Brush Stroke Order believe that writing is both art and craft and that a writer’s skills and style develop over time with dedicated practice.
Naomi trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and spent over ten years working in Participatory Theatre and Community Engagement. She began writing for the stage in 2013 and her work has been performed at venues across the North of England including York Theatre Royal, CAST, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Harrogate Theatre and Theatre in the Mill Bradford. She has also had work produced at Theatre 503 and The Arcola Theatre in London.
As a script reader for some of the U.K.’s largest producing theatres and competitions Naomi is experienced in critiquing the work of other writers and giving constructive feedback. Currently she is on the readers panel for The National Theatre and has previously read for The Papatango Prize, Theatre 503 Award, Sheffield Theatres and The Royal Exchange Theatre.