Write Now 6 Festival

In September 2014 the Jack Studio Theatre invited playwrights with a connection to south east London to submit unperformed plays to the theatre.

The three plays which form our season were drawn from these submissions.

Rock-Paper-Scissors“I’m not a nobody. I been here ten years. This is my home. I’m a local. Everyone back in Romania is real proud of me… I’m a legend there, I am”

Tuesday 19th to Saturday 30th May at 7.45pm

Tickets: £14, £12 conc.

(suitable for over 16s)

Booking: 0333 666 3366
Book Online – click here

rock-paper-scissors-imageRoma and Mihai are brothers sharing a tiny south London flat. They fight about everything. Food. Girlfriends. Drinking. Parents. The only thing they don’t fight about is that neither wants to be known to as a Romanian gypsy.

rock paper scissors explores kinship and identity, and asks when do we stop being children and when do we stop playing games.

Olga Nikora

Was born in Eastern Europe and moved to New Zealand when she was a child. Olga began writing while studying for her law degree. Her first play Tightrope Bonnie was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award. Theatre credits: In the Company of Strangers (Soho Theatre, staged reading); Then they came for me (Greenwich Theatre).

Olga lives in south east London and is currently working on a short film about the diverse and multicultural nature of London.

Talking-to-Alice“You ever go somewhere and you think, yeah, I belong here? But you’re not happy because here is a hospital bed and here is lumpy?”

Performances: Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th May at 7.45pm, Saturday 16th May at 4pm

All tickets: £8

Staged Reading. (suitable for over 14s)

Booking: 0333 666 3366
Book Online – click here

Talking-to-Alice-ImageAdam takes photographs, lots of photographs and has a tendency to share too much. After a spectacular bust up at a nightclub, Adam finds himself in the care of trainee social worker Harriet.

As their relationship develops Harriet finds herself struggling to cope, and both are pushed to breaking point. A warm and poignant new drama about friendship, mental health and the costs of caring.

Lucinda Burnett

Lucinda graduated with distinction from the Advanced Theatre Practice MA at Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: Come to Where I’m From (Royal Exchange Theatre, Paines Plough); Organised (Unicorn Theatre); Some Of Us (Oval House Theatre); George’s Dad (Rose Theatre). Lucinda was part of the Future Perfect attachment at Paines Plough Theatre Company and is a member of the Old Vic New Voices company.

Lucinda lives in West Norwood.

Dog-Country“ You’re a meteorite. You’re a meteorite and I’m a dinosaur. You’re a spaceship and I’m a… Caveman.”

Performances: Wednesday 1 3th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th May at 7.45pm

All tickets: £8

Staged reading. (suitable for over 16s)

Booking: 0333 666 3366
Book Online – click here

Dog-Country-ImageHotspur loves Germ, Germ loves Pigeon, and Pigeon loves himself.

It’s 2001 and these teenagers have the world at their feet. In 2011, Trish and Mike have both changed beyond recognition since they last met. They rekindle a long dead attraction, though the elephant in the room is threatening to trample them both. Dog Country is about a generation of kids who tried to become adults at the worst possible time.

Joesph Wilde

Joseph is a graduate of the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre Young Writers Programmes, and of HighTide Festival Theatre’s Escalator Playwright attachment. Cuddles, Joseph’s first play, opened at the Ovalhouse Theatre in 2013. In May it will tour nationally before transferring to New York. Other theatre includes The Pier (Oxford Playhouse/Marlowe Theatre) and The Van Dyck Vanishments (Marine Studios/Milo Wladek Co). Joseph also writes for TV and radio. In 2014 his play The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman won the BBC Drama Imison Award.

He lives in Camberwell.

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