Every 6 weeks we put on regular scratch nights where 6 short 15 min plays are put on but for new diverse writing, actors, directors etc… to get involved and finally create work. So every 6 weeks we would change the plays/ writers at the scratch night along with the actors and crew to get a good turnover of diverse professionals in the industry. Every scratch night will have a theme such as disability, race, sexuality, etc.. this is giving a plethora of experience, diverse story telling and that opportunity for a professional credit with a chance to showcase ourselves. Also this is building the platform for the festival.
The first scratch night for Actor Awareness took place at The Canal Cafe. A big thank you to Adam Morley yet again for his help. Many people made this night possible.
Check out more photos a review at theblogoftheatrethings.com/2015/12/21/review-actor-awareness-scratch-night/
The night was so positive, Actor Awareness has been asked to come back in February to do another scratch night, would you like to be involved? I’m looking for 6 new 15 minute shows to put on in February at the Canal Theatre. There has been a huge out cry of various gender issues within our industry so I thought this theme would be perfect. So the next theme is “Women’s Night” the only 3 rules are…
2. Do not exceed 15 minutes
3. Submissions have to be in by the 24th of January