On Sunday March 12, five new pieces of work will be premiered at 7pm at The Hive.
These plays, which are all new works, have been chosen as part of the Jump Start Performance Programme to boost writers and performers. The five pieces that will be shown are a mixture of straight plays, performance art pieces and even a film. It promised to be an exciting and eclectic evening and it's free too. The pieces are:
Steve Wilson - ‘Looking for Zebras’
Mike Sheath - ‘Suffer The Children’
Amanda Bonnick - ‘Daneshift’
Georgina Bull - ‘About a Girl’
Zoo Indigo short film
University of Worcester students - ‘Bad Connection’
Jump Start is an initiative driven by the Worcestershire Arts Partnership to create new work for theatre by either new or established writers and theatre companies. It aims to provide support for the arts in Worcestershire by providing both a networking and showcasing opportunities for artists of all disciplines.
The Performance Programme is now well established and allows theatre companies and writers the chance to show new work to audiences to get feedback and to also develop the work further. Each piece is around 15 minutes in length and will either be an extract or a completed first draft.
In the past plays have gone on to be developed and be taken on tour and thus Jump Start plays an important role in that that journey. Jump Start is part of the Resilience Priority which forms part of 1000 Days, the County Arts Strategy.
Steve Wilson, County Arts Officer said: "I am really delighted that Jump Start is coming to the Hive for what I am sure will be a great night"
Lee Farley, Perfect Circle Theatre and University of Worcester, added: "Jump Start goes from strength to strength. It's a brilliant opportunity to try out your new text work or an idea for a project. We've had a great night every time, shared some fantastic exciting work and got some really useful feedback from audiences."
Admission is free and as well as the pieces themselves there will be a Question and Answer session for writers and audiences.