We are commissioning two exciting young writers that are willing to make a short piece up for public consumption.
The performance could be:
a dyi theatre piece / a flasmob / a series of movements done alone in your house / an instruction / an exercise / a table top performance performed in cafe's to friends / a few lines that might be chalked on pavements / a conversation between seeming strangers performed on buses / something we haven't thought of yet /
or, in other words, a call to folks to take theatre into their own hands for a moment and participate - anything that includes an audience and doesn't happen within a theatre. Away from cameras and wifi routers. This is inspired by our own Deliverance and the collection Remember Nature.
The piece should be performable on no budget, with NO TECH, anywhere in the world and it doesn't have to take more than 5 minutes to do (but if the artists want to make a durational piece that lasts 15hrs, that's cool too).
The theme 'We Are Still Here / We Are Always Here' is up for interpretation. That can be as political or introverted as the writers like. It can have a specified WE or it can be open. But the HERE feels important to us, to celebrate being in our own public spaces, our homes, our gardens, our own patch of earth. Not travelling, just being.
These commissions have been offered to writers known to us rather than through public call out because we have no infrastructure to support reading, assessing and feeding back on submissions of interest right now. We hope to offer open call out opportunities in the future.
The commissions are completely paid for by generous donations to our ko-fi fund - thank you for making work like this happen!
Our first writer was the amazing Stella Green. Stella's (INSTRUCTIONS FOR A) GHOST DISCO went live on the 6th of June and came down on the 6th of July on this site. Our second writer was the incredible Ink Asher Hemp, whose work Bubblebath Is Not a Rebellion went live on the 2nd of September and was up for four weeks both as an audio piece and a series of post cards. Both were performable anywhere for free but we'd love a ko-fi if you liked them and are able to spare one!