Bringing the world of social media to the stage, five unique plays commented, criticised, praised and ridiculed our desire to status update and our need to trend. #Hashtag showcased five scripts from new writers, whilst a live projector on stage allowed the audience to Tweet and comment on the plays in real time.
MASHED! was the first production for the newly opened Upstairs at the Western theatre and saw seven short plays by seven different writers performed in front of another sell-out audience. The focus on MASHED! was to provide writers with a list of themes and a list of events and get them to ‘mash’ one of each together to provide us with a unique tale of either comedy or drama.
States of Independence Festival 2013.
Based on the success of The Meltdown Test we were invited to take three of the plays, develop them in length and story and perform them at the 2013 States of Independence Festival.
The Meltdown Test 2013
The Meltdown Test was a showcase of writing by the students of De Montfort University’s Television Scriptwriting MA course. The writers were given a brief of creating a script based on the theme of ‘struggling’ and saw six plays being produced. It was selected to be part of the international Cultural Exchanges Festival 2013 and opened the week of arts and culture exhibitions with a sell-out show.