ESCALATOR PLAYS | Final Six Announced
Friday, October 19, 2012
HighTide Festival Theatre are delighted to announce the six playwrights who have been selected for Escalator Plays 2012/13. The six playwrights will work with HighTide over the next twelve months and receive bespoke development focussed around the starting of a new full length play or performance text.
From near 150 applications, our 2012/13 Escalator playwrights are:
Len has just died, dancing in his bedroom to jazz. Nobody could remember how old he was.
A dark tale of capitalism, crisis and its effect on modern man.
Jacob and his daughter come together whilst the Suffolk coastline disappears into the sea.
We are all trying to get on the fast lane - trying to find ways to sort everything out.
What does it mean to be a True Brit when you stick out like a sore thumb post London 7/7?
A bleak family comedy at Christmas.
Escalator plays is for playwrights, based in or keen to develop their writing in the East of England and who define their practice as theatre, or writing for live performance. The scheme supports bespoke development based around the writing of a new play or performance text over a twelve month period and is designed for writers who are ready for focussed writing and collaborative support. Escalator Plays is designed for emerging writers as a way to artistically and / or practically support the writing of plays for live performance.
As part of a writers’ group, 6 writers will be offered a bespoke package of development which is a means to grow their own writing and capacity to see that work produced. Escalator Plays aims to improve the quality of each writers work and connect each of the group to the wider theatre industry within the region. This development will include access to one on one sessions, workshops, time with creatives and other writers and may lead to work being shared or fully produced in the future.
Escalator Plays is produced by HighTide Festival Theatre and is supported by Arts Council England, East.
Find out more about Escalator Plays here.