30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

StrikeUp Forum Theatre

£15 per session

20th September/18th October/22nd November

Forum Theatre was invented by Brazilian Theatre Practitioner, Augusto Boal, in the early 70s. It is an interactive form of theatre used to host theatrical debate between actors and spectators, often by interpreting scenes in multiple different ways.

StrikeUp Forum Theatre is a space for Actors & Writers to collaborate on new work.

Every month, one new script from an emerging writer will be selected for development.

Scripts may be full plays or extracts, for 3 - 4 Actors, up to 15 minutes in length.

Following an ensemble based physical warm up, Actors will be split into 3 groups, each with a different rehearsal brief:

1.     Company A will work with the Writer, delivering the script close to its imagined life.

2.     Company B will work with StrikeUp Artistic Director, Rachel Mary, rehearsing the script in StrikeUp’s trademark fast-paced physical style.

3.     Company C will be furnished with props, music and a ‘wildcard’ stimulus, and charged with developing their own interpretation. This can include all, some, or none of the original lines of the script, and may simply draw inspiration from the text.

For the last part, all three interpretations will be performed back for a lively debate that will spill into the bar afterwards, with opportunity to network for further development.

To Book a Space:

Please email rachel@strikeuptheatre.co.uk

Or call Rachel on 07514712785

A Note to Writers:

Unsolicited scripts will not be accepted.
If you would like your work to be considered for StrikeUp Forum Theatre, please contact rachel@strikeuptheatre.co.uk to discuss becoming a part of our Associate Writers Programme.


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