Orange Tree Theatre have announced a new programme of short plays set to be live-streamed this spring, entitled INSIDE/OUTSIDE.
The programme will feature six short plays written by emerging and established writers. The plays will tackle subjects such as estrangement, loneliness, connection and redemption.
The first three plays explore the theme of ‘Inside.’ They are written by Deborah Bruce, Joel Tan and Joe White, and will be streamed between 25-27 March.
The final three plays are centred around the theme of ‘Outside,’ and are written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Zoe Cooper and Kalungi Ssebandeke. They will be available from 15-17 April.
The performances will be filmed in the Orange Tree Theatre’s auditorium in collaboration with The Umbrella Rooms.
The new initiative is part of Orange Tree Theatre’s digital project OT On Screen. It is the company’s first live-streamed project.
Artistic Director Paul Miller said “as we emerge from a bleak Winter, it’s appropriate that the OT commits to new talent and new initiatives. Literary Associate Guy Jones has curated a beguiling and moving series of short plays from some writers familiar to the OT and some new to us, to reboot our theatre.
“We want to be back to full-scale productions that welcome audiences when it is safe. Until then I am proud to present this new play project as the best possible way of platforming the new and emerging talent that’s vital for the future.”
Words by Ellen Leslie.
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