So our first scratch next with Spotlight was a resounding success. We had a great turn out and a 5* review.
Safe word by Ribs Norman
Our father by Stephanie Silver
Joan and Olivia by Nicola Amory
Robbing Class by Michelle payne
Our Father from that night has gone on to be developed and is having a rehearsed read 30th September at Slam, Kings Cross at 7pm. Book FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-father-rehearsed-read-tickets-27579652483
Terry Eastham, London Theatre 1
‘The writing by Silver was unpredictable, the piece was described as ‘hard-hitting’, this was an understatement, I don’t think anyone in the audience was prepared for how intense the piece got’
‘My favourite – because I disliked it so much – was our Father which was not only the stand out show of the evening but served as a perfect reminder of the true power of theatre to move people. Being in a small performing space with real live human beings just there in front of you can have more of an effect on the emotions than millions of pounds spent on some glitzy west end show’
Lily Driver, The London Reviewer
‘When someone says that something was not easy to watch, it is often a bit of an exaggeration. However in the case of ‘Our Father’ it was not just difficult to watch, there were times I had to look away from the story unfolding before me’
The Staffroom was another scratch night piece developed from 15 minutes to 40 minutes by playwright Michelle Payne. It was performed at N16 in August with great reviews.
Birth of a Nation was another scratch piece developed and performed at Theatre N16 under IndigoChildarts and received great feedback! htttps://https.londontheatre1.com/news/145480/michelle-paynes-thestaff-room-theatre-n16
We are very proud here at Actor Awareness of all the plays that have come from just an idea to a full play in limited time. It is also with pride we continue at Spotlight and continue to champion new writing from people of all backgrounds. Birth of the Nation reviews below.
Join us at the next scratch night Monday 19th
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Orange Juice by Karim Khan
On The Beach by Chris Sivewright
Tea with Good Intentions by Instinct Theatre
Bleached Out by Jasmine Stewart
Our Mental Health Scratch Night is now open.
Mental health within the arts community has shocked me, the first that came to mind is actors to afraid of telling directors and producers they suffer from a form of mental illness in fear they wouldn’t get a part has shocked me. This shouldn’t be a hindrance, we need to get this issue spoken about, shown in a positive light and give people confidence to speak up about it in the industry. We are looking for 4 shows, 15 mins long, maximum 3 actors per show plus the writer/ director, so 4 members for each group maximum all under the theme of mental health, send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short synopsis and the deadline is October 2nd. Good luck guys!