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.
The four selected writers are: Daneka Etchells, Matt Sowerby, Nina Berry and Imogen Barnfather.
Watch the films of their plays here
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.