Off Cut Roots

For the last couple of years, I’ve been privileged enough to help select a few plays for the Off Cut Festival of new theatre writing.

The Festival isn’t happening in the same form this year. But instead, the organisers have announced Off Cut Roots.

The aim of Off Cut Roots is to bring writers into the heart of the process of developing a play for performance.

The plays we are looking for do not need to be perfect, not ready-for-stage. Our panel of readers will be looking for two plays with the potential to benefit the most for the Roots project.

Once the two plays are chosen, the writers will be invited to a first read through with each play’s cast and director. Also in attendance will be Off Cut’s Artistic Director, a dramaturg from Theatre 503, and, depending on availability, an established playwright, director and actor. This will probably take place on Monday 8th July, but may be subject to change.