PRESS RELEASE: GRIT SCRATCH PERFORMANCESPublished on Wed 6 May 2015
GRIT SCRATCH PERFORMANCES ON RESISTANCE, REVOLUTION AND DEFIANCE AT THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE BAR & KITCHEN 2 JUNE 2015
The Royal Court Theatre is to host an evening of scratch performances in the Bar & Kitchen, showcasing a selection of open call submissions for GRIT – a project based on themes of revolution and resistance.
Tue 2 Jun, 7:30pm
Royal Court Theatre Bar & Kitchen
“Something’s got under your skin. It’s niggling away. You need to do something about it. We’re listening…”
GRIT was announced in December 2014 and is an open call to writers of all ages and experiences to submit a play about everyday resistance, revolution and defiance, in response to the work on both Royal Court stages.
As a final celebration of the season of resistance, the Royal Court Theatre will present the work written by their audiences and online community from all over the world, which encapsulates this theme. Covering a variety of forms including theatre, poetry, short film, music and photography, the night will give a platform to the voices creating their own acts of defiance.
Hosted by a compere and performed as a rehearsed reading by members of the Royal Court Theatre front of house team, these performances will be accompanied by an open mic sign up on the night, asking writers and performers to present their scratch work.
The submission deadline for GRIT has been extended until 6pm 15 May. By this date all submissions, including those entries made since 8 December, will be eligible for inclusion on the night.