voices in the dark 2020
VOICES IN THE DARK #TakeTwo
Following our nation-wide call out, we are pleased to announce the final 6 plays for our second new writing event - Voices in The Dark #TakeTwo.
The final 6 were selected from an initial 99 submissions by an industry panel comprising of Matilda James and Hanna Lingman from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, James Haddrell from Greenwich Theatre, renowned writer Afsaneh Gray, alongside our own Artistic and Outreach Directors.
All selected pieces will be presented on the 24th & 25th July 2020, online, by a company of professional actors and directors. More details of the event to follow soon...
BAKED BEANS by Sid Sagar
A British Asian man stumbles through the pressure cooker of millennial life. He’s told that this is a new age, a safe space, a wave of change to ride and embrace. But when the structures of power begin to shift, who’s really in control? Can we invite people in without pushing others out? And what happens when the burden of diversity begins to weigh down on those who need it the most?
FORTS: A MILLENNIAL TALE by Mariella Hudson
Terrorist! Terrorist! Terrorist! Money! Money! Money! Confidence! Confidence! Confidence! Where are they? Where are they?
A satirical comedy on millennial anxieties in a neoliberal world. Alienation has never been so fun.
GREG by Aga Serugo-Lugo
With a cinematic zeal Nick and Frank, two young Liverpudlians, recount a night out painting the town red. The banter, the body spray, the booze, bangers and birds, they speak of three musketeers setting out to do battle in a psychedelic haze.
Their kaleidoscopic fable features music that throbs and subsumes our warriors as it seeps into their bones; enticing them into a hedonistic utopia until....reality collides.
But what of the third musketeer? Why would only two convey a classic tale forged for three?
KNOTS by Laurence Giltrow-Shaw
Three people find themselves forever interwoven and bound by a single moment in time.
KNOTS is a short play that explores the lasting damage unspoken things can have over time, if allowed to take root and grow.
THE INIQUITY OF US ALL by Kit McGuire
The Iniquity Of Us All presents Jude, a queer twenty-something who has clearly just been beaten to a pulp. But before we get to that, Jude would like to talk to us about this book they've been reading in lesbian book club.
R by Toby Cohen
George was isolated long before coronavirus came along. Seventy years old, his existence has become a very lonely one, and what little contact he has with people is through the internet. But amidst the chaos of the pandemic he meets Katie and through their relationship he starts relishing life again, just as it becomes dangerous to do so. In a time when the act of seeing someone you care about suddenly involves serious moral decisions, George has to face up to who he is, and tackle the timeless question
of how far one really loves another person for their sake, or just for one’s own.