We are excited to host out ‘Best of 2017′ Actor Awareness New Writing Night this Monday, December 4th at Spotlight Studios, Leicester Sq at 7.30pm.
We have been striving to create a platform for new writing and over the last 2 years we have come a long way in helping writers from diverse paths to stage work.
The Line Up
‘Come Die With Me’ By Vicky Connerty
‘2022’ Written and Directed by Colleen Pendergrast
‘Our Big Love Story’ Written by Stephanie Silver and Directed By Calum Robshaw
‘Full Circle’ Written and Directed by Michelle Payne
Our annual Best Of Scratch Night tickets are selling fast and we have our first ever industry panel!
On the panel we have:
Michael Gamarano Singleton from Mixing Networks
An agent from CAM (Creative Arts Management)
Casting Director Harriet Spenser
Anna Jordan an Award Winning Playwright
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/actor-awareness-best-of-night-tickets-39475474206?aff=eand
As a result of these scratch nights, Actor Awareness has helped support many new pieces of work – extended from the 15 minutes to full length productions – which have gone on to perform in the professional sector. Some of these include:
‘The Staffroom’ by Michelle Payne, Theatre N16/Queens Hornchurch and Edinburgh 2017
‘Speci-Man’ by Jayne Woodhouse. Canal café and The Fatsoma, Guildford 2017
‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’ by Stephanie Silver. Edinburgh 2016/Barons Court Theatre 2017/ Wandsworth and Camden Fringe 2017.
‘Our Big Love Story’ by Stephanie Silver. Next March 2018, 3 Week run at The Hope Theatre
‘Birth of a Nation’ by Dave House. SlamX 2016/Theatre N16 2016
‘Worsooz’ by Catherine kay Barons Court theatre 2017, our 1st published play
‘Come Die With Me’ by Vicky Connerty. Fizzy Sherbert/The Vaults/ Barons Court and Hollywood 2017
‘C’est La Vie’ by Stephanie Silver. Barons Court 2017/TheatreN16 2017/ The play won open submissions script Australia March 2017, opening to 4-star reviews.
New Writing Festival
Actor Awareness has also presented two new writing festivals at Theatre N16 in 2016 and Barons Court Theatre in 2017 and we are aiming to present a third next year. The festivals took 15 minute pieces chosen from our scratch nights and then each writer was given a month to prepare a one hour show. This is a great learning curve for actors to become proactive drivers of their own careers and knowledge about how to mount a production. Our festivals run over one week with two one hour shows each evening. We invite industry professionals to be present and all companies receive 100% of box office takings.
We are excited to announce our new sponsors and patrons
These two companies aim to help bridge the gap for the working, upcoming, struggling actor, so watch this space. If you are a company wanting to become a sponsor of our scratch nights please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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