NO SUCH THING: a New Evening of Performance Launches in London
London-based Lecoq theatre companies Rhum and Clay and On The Run present a brand new night of performance, celebrating bold short-form work at the New Diorama Theatre. Applications are now open to emerging and established artists to take part in this brand new initiative.
This pilot night will showcase an eclectic range of short form theatre. This is not a scratch night but an evening of fully formed, polished short pieces. The programme will present work from circus to puppetry and clowning to the spoken word - anything unique and powerful. This night provides a curated platform for short pieces that are small in form, big in ideas
no such thing will showcase a diverse range of pieces, each no longer than 15 minutes in length, exploring the art of short form theatre. The night calls for pieces that don't necessarily use a play script as the starting point, but are created more collaboratively.
The application process is now open. The deadline for submissions is 23rd December and the programme be announced 6th January. For an application form please see: www.rhumandclay.com
David Ralfe, co-creator of no such thing: "No Such Thing provides artists and audiences with a home for bold, risk-taking work. We hope it will foster a community of open-minded artists and collaborators who are passionate about innovative, short-form theatre. Audiences can expect an evening of original and exhilarating new work".
Christopher Harrisson, co-creator of no such thing: "Shorter works are a fantastic way of exploring interesting concepts, both formally and intellectually. Though small, they can pack a hefty emotional punch, often more profound than pieces far longer. At No Such Thing there will be pieces that are three minutes long and fifteen minutes long, comedy and tragedy, dance and clowning and circus"
This pilot event is a great opportunity for up-and-coming and established experimental artists to showcase their work at the New Diorama Theatre; a "must visit destination for London theatre-goers" (Time Out).