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STRIKEUP FORUM

Forum Theatre is a live space for testing new ideas. StrikeUp Forum Workshops are a platform for local writers and theatre makers to develop exciting new plays in a pressure-cooker environment.

HOW IT WORKS

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A local writer collaborates with us to create an original 10 minute script specifically for our workshop.

StrikeUp engage participants of all experience levels to take part as actors, where they play an active role in developing the work through fast-paced rehearsals and imaginative performances, closely guided by our creative team.

At the end of the workshop (after a trip to the bar) we host an open space discussion where everyone in the room is invited to share ideas on where the play could go next.

Workshopped Forum Plays:
Dating with Cloth Ears by Juliet England
Portrait by Sarah Tejal Hamilton
David Attenborough III by David Winship
Old Bag by Rachel Mary
Hold the Revolution by Anthony Bardos
The Coven by Alex Maher
Cancelled by Jack Taylor

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NEW WORKSHOPS

AUTUMN 2021

StrikeUp Forum Workshops

Help an exciting local writer get their work on its feet.

Take part as an Actor in StrikeUp’s Forum Workshops this Autumn to get a brand new script from page to stage in 3 hours, supported by our Creative Team.

No previous experience necessary, bring your personal insight, enthusiasm and an open mind.

Workshops run: 7.30 - 10.30pm

Cost:
£20 per space

The Rising Sun Arts Centre:
Friday 26th November
Friday 17th December

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ACTORS:
SIGN UP FOR FORUM WORKSHOPs

Participate as an actor at our next Forum to help an exciting local writer get their new play on it’s feet.
 
To be the first to know about upcoming workshops & opportunities:

WRITERS:
TELL US YOUR SCRIPT IDEA

StrikeUp regularly seek writers local to Reading to present script ideas for workshop. If selected, we’ll support you to develop an original play from a seed idea you’re passionate about.

Workshop scripts must be no longer than 10 minutes and playable by a cast of 4 actors of any age/ gender/ background. 

If you’d like to be considered for an upcoming workshop, please send us an expression of interest indicating your:
•    Writing background & experience
•    Connection to Reading
•    Script idea for our workshop setting

Please note, we do not read unsolicited script submissions.

We’re also proud to support Associate Artist, Abbey Gillett in the development of her one-woman show, Monobog.

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