COME TO WHERE I AM – a series of short plays about the places we call home
We're really excited to be partnering with Paines Plough on ‘Come to Where I Am'
(a spin-off of their project ‘Come to Where I'm From' – see https://painesplough.com/project/come-where-im
), to co-commission four new short plays from Cumbrian writers about the places they call home and their relationship to home at this time.
We put out a call out to find local writers and were overwhelmed by the response, with over 75 submissions received from writers across the county.
We have selected four writers, who are now under commission to write their ten minute plays and who will eventually film themselves reading their scripts. These videos will go out via our channels and also be available on Paines Plough's app and will then be performed in person when our building opens again.
We'll be announcing our four writers on 18 June, with the videos being released on 24 June.
To support the fact that over 7 million people in the UK are digitally isolated during this period of crisis, Paines Plough are also going to be offering a service to targeted groups for them to experience live performances of the plays over the phone. This will enable isolated audience groups to have access short on-demand culture, and hear plays about the places in which they are isolated. We're working in collaboration with some well-known actors to provide this caller service of your plays including David Bradley, Lisa Hammond, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Sally Dynevor.