I have a play-in-progress - Possession - I'm currently working on the 3rd draft, and I've had a last-minute offer of a week's rehearsal space in the rehearsal room above Wilton's Music Hall. It's part of a scheme that they run called Plays Without Decor, which offers space and a potential public showing. Another company has had to pull out so they want the space not to be wasted, and they like the play.
It's a great opportunity to work on the draft, with actors, exploring scenes, characters and working out what works and what needs to change. But because it's come so last minute, there's no time to get Arts Council funding, and there are 7 actors playing 14 characters in the script, so I'm going to have to come up with some sort of budget, quickly, for paying people for their time and effort. Most of the scenes are 2 or 3 handers so I don't need a full company for the week, as long as I can plan two sessions a day with combinations of characters so all the scenes get explored over the week. I'm wondering whether anyone out there fancies giving throwing something into the pot to help.
If you would like to read the play please contact me via Twitter (@caroloncq) and I'd be happy to email it to you to show you where it's at. My aim is at the end of the week to have a finished draft that I'm happy to send to theatres.
The play explores themes of elite sport, sexual assault, dysfunctional family dynamics, growing up, so all the fun stuff...
I'm an actor, who has written and directed several short films and one (self) produced play to date.