Adopt A Playwright Award
We gather a family of Angels every year around one playwright raising £8,000 to buy them the time to write their next full length play. Our aim is to ensure that talented new writers from backgrounds that offer little encouragement or financial support do not give up but are given a fair chance to prove themselves and take their place among our culture’s storytellers http://www.offwestend.com/adopt
Intent New Theatre
We strive to be the agents of change, powerful and strongly built for our small size. When required we can even be ocean-going and in 2015 we were invited to Kosovo to help build fringe theatre in a war-torn country hoping to give this fledgling democracy the opportunity for free expression and debate through the medium of theatre http://www.intentnewtheatre.org/.
OffWestEnders The Book
In 2014 we began to collate the stories and images for a visually stunning record of the buildings that have become independent theatres across London with vibrant photography from Brit School graduates, cheeky illustrations from cartoonist Tim Sanders and fizzying text from the theatres themselves including celebrity quotes, potted histories and hitherto unheard anecdotes that capture the spirit of theatre outside the mainstream.
In 2013/14 we helped expand a pilot project begun by Fin Kennedy that involved parachuting playwrights into urban schools to work with teenagers on professional plays centred around their lives and experiences. We were thrilled to propel the initiative into becoming the flagship education project for Tamasha Theatre Company.
To find out more or become involved in any of these projects, please contact Sofie here.
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