30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

StrikeUp Forum Theatre


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.

Contact rachel@strikeuptheatre.co.uk


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