“Supporting North West playwrights and theatremakers”
Box of Tricks returns to HOME for a day-long takeover at Push Festival 2020 showcasing new plays from our current PlayBox playwrights and connecting with local writers and theatremakers.
PlayBox is a year-long writer-on-attachment programme offering bespoke residencies to three early-career North West playwrights to write a new play with support from Box of Tricks.
PlayBox Takeover: Programme
10:30am – Writers’ Breakfast
Come join Box of Tricks and our PlayBoxers for coffee and pastries and a chat about how we develop new plays and support the next generation of playwrights.
12pm – Rehearsed Reading:
MY VOICE WAS HEARD BUT IT WAS IGNORED
by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
In a classroom over the course of an hour, a teacher and a student dissect a traumatic experience fuelled by racism and a sense of wanting to belong.
2:30pm – Workshop: Taking New Plays from Page to Stage
A 90-minute workshop exploring the writer, dramaturg and directors’ creative journey taking a new play from page to stage.
4:30pm – Rehearsed Reading:
THE BELL CURVES by Keisha Thompson
Follow the protagonist Nana as she considers the science in her future. Set in Manchester, this story features an all-female cast who explore the human implications of CRISPR-Cas 9 gene-hacking technology.
6:30pm – Rehearsed Reading:
TOO MUCH WORLD AT ONCE by Billie Collins
On his fifteenth birthday, Noble transforms into a bird. His sister Cleo is thousands of miles away. A play about home, and what happens when it spits us out.
Garrick Charitable Trust, Thistle Trust & Fidelio Charitable Trust
Playwrights: Billie Collins, Nana-Kofi Kufuor and Keisha Thompson
Directors: Adam Quayle and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Associate Producer: Max Emmerson