“Following the critically-acclaimed sell-out success of Word:Play 2, Box of Tricks has commissioned six new playwrights to write a fifteen-minute play inspired by a single word; for this cycle, the word “obsession”.
We’ve assembled some of the hottest emerging talent to rise to this unique creative challenge: six playwrights, who between them have already won a clutch of awards and accolades; including the Kings Cross Award, Best New Writing at the Lost Festival, winner of the Off Cut Festival, the Old Vic New Voices’ 24 Hour Plays and US/UK Exchange and the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme.”
This is just a quick push on a new 15 minute play I have on at Theatre503 as part of Box of Tricks Theatre‘s Word:Play new writing showcase. The evening will be made up of 6 new plays all stemming from the same word: Obsession. The evening will be running from the 30th March-3rd of April and details on how to grab tickets can be found on the Word:Play3 page.
My piece is called Awake, and traces the liminal experience of an MMORPG gamer who passes out whilst gaming. To mention any more is probably giving the game away, but it basically explores being and nothingness in a virtual context. I hope. I mean the fullest expression in the form of a third and final draft will be happening this weekend. I’m sure it’ll be awesome. I’m certain all the other pieces will be (for more info on the other pieces check out the Word:Play3 page again).
For more info on the evening, do follow @bottc and the hashtag #wordplay3 – if you go and see it let us know what you think via the hashtag too. I should hopefully get to some of the rehearsals, so I may even throw together a teaser trail for my piece, who knows.