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Reading: That Something Exists

Thursday 5th October
by Nina Segal
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Every HighTide production and play reading starts life as a commission, and we find our writers through an annual programme called First Commissions. We work with 6 writers who are paired with our Associate Artists to develop an idea from conception to full production - two of which are produced for performance at a HighTide Festival. 

HighTide First Commissions presents a reading of That Something Exists by Nina Segal.

A four-hander with two performers about itching, invisible disease and the act of belief - and how we ever manage to cross the distance between ourselves, our bodies, our brains, and everybody else.

Nina Segal is a playwright based in London and New York.  Productions include: Big Guns, directed by Dan Hutton (Yard Theatre, 2017); In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises)directed by Ben Kidd (Gate Theatre, 2016); and Becky and Lucy, created with Built for Collapse (New Ohio, NY, 2017/18).  Works in development include: That Something Exists (Bushwick Starr Reading Series, 2017; HighTide Festival, 2017); and  Teen Hamlet (in development with the Bush Theatre). Nina has been a finalist for the Yale Drama Series Prize 2016 and the Adrian Pagan Award 2015 and is currently attached to the HighTide First Commissions scheme.

Running time: 1 h 20m

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Dates & Locations

HighTide Festival Walthamstow 2017 Thursday 5th October Book tickets
HighTide Festival Aldeburgh 2017 Tuesday 12th September Book tickets

Cast & Creatives

  • Nina Segal Writer

    Nina Segal is a playwright based in London and New York.  Productions include: Big Guns, directed by Dan Hutton (Yard Theatre, 2017); In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises), directed by Ben Kidd (Gate Theatre, 2016); and Becky and Lucy, created with Built for Collapse (New Ohio, NY, 2017/18).  Works in development include: That Something Exists (Bushwick Starr Reading Series, 2017; HighTide Festival, 2017); and Teen Hamlet (in development with the Bush Theatre). Nina has been a finalist for the Yale Drama Series Prize 2016 and the Adrian Pagan Award 2015 and is currently attached to the HighTide First Commissions scheme.

  • Ben Kidd Director

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