This Summer we are producing a festival of exciting new plays, in a purpose-built temporary studio on the current Courtyard Theatre stage. The festival is led by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.
The temporary stage is intended to give audiences a taste of what our studio space will be like when The Courtyard Theatre transforms into The Other Place.
The plays in this festival are intended to be a contemporary response to The Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre, so we have given our writers an initial provocation:
“Well behaved women seldom make history”*
We have asked our chosen playwrights to be as daring and radical in their response as they would like. The plays will be performed over two evenings made up of two short plays each playing in repertoire with a shared cast.
As the work is still being written, for now we are keeping the names of the playwrights under wraps. Further details will be announced in the coming months.
*the phrase was first coined by American historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich