22 February 2021
We're thrilled to announce INSIDE/OUTSIDE: a collection of world premiere short plays by six emerging and established writers, performed and livestreamed from the Orange Tree Theatre’s auditorium.
The first three plays, written by Deborah Bruce (The Distance), Joel Tan (Love in the Time of the Ancients) and Joe White (Mayfly), directed by Anna Himali Howard (I Wanna Be Yours), focus on the theme of Inside, and will be available streamed live 25 – 27 March 2021. The final three plays by Sonali Bhattacharyya (former Channel 4 Playwright in Residence at the OT), Zoe Cooper (Out of Water, Jess and Joe Forever) and Kalungi Ssebandeke (who performed in Blood Knot), directed by Georgia Green (The Mikvah Project) explore the theme of Outside, available streamed live 15 – 17 April 2021.
The collection of short plays cover stories of estrangement and loneliness; of connection and redemption; of despair in confinement to hope found in life outdoors.
Paul Miller, our Artistic Director, said, “As we emerge from a bleak Winter, it’s appropriate that the OT commits to new talent and new initiatives. Literary Associate Guy Jones has curated a beguiling and moving series of short plays from some writers familiar to the OT and some new to us, to reboot our theatre. And these will also be our first venture into live-streaming: we want to livestream all our work in the future and this is our first step towards that. We want to be back to full-scale productions that welcome audiences when it is safe. Until then I am proud to present this new play project as the best possible way of platforming the new and emerging talent that’s vital for the future.”
Inside/Outside is part of OT On Screen, our digital project launched in January 2020 with Maya Arad Yasur’s play Amsterdam, watched by over 25,000 people worldwide.
The Inside/Outside series is curated by OT Literary Associate Guy Jones. The productions, filmed in collaboration with The Umbrella Rooms, mark the company’s first live-streamed project, and the first live performances at the Orange Tree Theatre since lockdown began on 16 March 2020.
All rehearsals and filming will be conducted in a Covid secure environment in line with current government guidelines.
You can watch each separately or both - save 20% when you book them at the same time.
Early Bird tickets available for £10 when booked by 18 MarchGo back