Script Club with Aktualise Theatre
A simple, friendly coming together to read new plays from beginning to end with a post reading discussion.
What to expect
So often in the industry you plough all energy and effort into two pages of sides for an audition, don’t read a whole play from start to end, follow a characters’ journey, or read with fellow, invested actors rather than into a phone for a self-tape.
At Aktualise they saw this and wanted to create more opportunities for collaboration and creativity. Aktualise Theatre decided to start facilitating script reading sessions for actors and writers as part of the R&D process.
This workshop is for professional or training writers & performers. Each month, you will focus of a different theme and play. You will need to select which part you’d like to read via an email that will be sent to you once you have booked. This will be on a first come first served basis.
GOING NUCLEAR by Eilish Mullane
Married couple Chrissy and Paul are navigating a world in which they are neither free to be themselves nor are fully playing the game. With their Landlady closing in, and the political climate boiling over, how long can they keep up appearances? And will it be worth it if they do?
Christine (Chrissy) – 21. Impulsive, stubborn.
Paul – 23. Chrissy’s husband. Neurotic, protective.
Georgia – 25. Chrissy’s lover. Level-headed, opinionated. Jamaican.
Allan – 28. Paul’s lover. Passionate, quick-witted.
Betty – Mid-60s. The Cooper’s landlady. Interfering, lonely.
John – 29. Chrissy’s older brother. Assertive, blustering.
Once you sign up to the workshop, you will be sent an email from Aktualise Theatre where you can select the part you’d like to read for. This is done on a first come first served basis.
Aktualise are a non-profit theatre company set up in 2018 devoted to making things happen. Their mission is to create new work and build opportunities for emerging theatre makers. This includes hosting monthly ‘Script Club’ (recently at The Lyceum Theatre & The Miller) where actors come together to read both classic and new writing from beginning to end, followed by post-reading discussions and/or writer feedback sessions. Their newest venture, the ‘10×10 Scratch Night’, is where ten emerging artists will test out material for their developing shows.
“Aktualise created a warm, safe and nurturing environment for me to hear my play aloud. The advice and support given was exceptional and I left feeling more confident in my writing and knowing where it needed improvement. I’m incredibly indebted to their work.” – Ollie Clark, Playwright
“The script readings are a brilliant to read new works in a non-pressured & supportive environment. It is also a chance to meet fellow actors/theatre makers. Couldn’t recommend it more!” – Megan Smith, Actress