Plays by Post spaces are currently full, but please sign up to our waiting list below and we will notify you if a space becomes available. This can happen throughout the project.
Plays by Post is a global strand to Connecting Beyond Borders and is supported by Arts Council England. It is a 12-week outreach project focusing on making new international plays and theatre accessible to artists and audiences in the UK in a time when physical connection across borders is impossible.
The project is an international play-club from the safety of your home, where a group of participants read the same plays over the course of 12 weeks, explore theatre-making from the countries involved through online workshops, sharing ideas with each other, and engaging in a panel discussion with the international writer, translator and British director on zoom webinars. Connecting online is a powerful tool, but the act of receiving a physical gift in these times also encourages community, hope and togetherness.
Participants will sign up to the project for free and receive six international plays by post, with a two-week reading period for each, consisting of an online workshop for that particular play and culture, as well as an online panel discussion with the writer and team behind the UK publication. The project will end with a webinar including all participants, writers and directors/translators, discussing the importance of international connections and how we can collaborate across borders during the COVID-19 crisis.
Follow the link below to sign up to our waiting list. Applicants will be notified when a place becomes available on a rolling basis. The first workshop will start on 13th June and will be every other Saturday morning for an hour. Q&A Panels will be hosted on alternating Fridays from 19th June and will be in the evening. The programme ends on the 31st of August.
Terms and Conditions-
You must be 18 or over to sign up to Plays by Post as some of our plays contain sensitive material.
Participants must currently live at a UK address in order to receive the plays every fortnight. You can change your address at any point in the project if you are residing elsewhere during lockdown, but your address must be in the UK throughout the entire project.
Plays by Post has a 2 strike policy for attending both the workshops and the Q&A's, failure to attend may result in the participants removal from the project.