Talawa Theatre Company is exploring new ways to share and discuss new writing through live streamed rehearsed play readings.
Flipping the Script
Talawa’s series of play readings showcasing the best in Black British writing- is back at the Young Vic for its second series. Flipping the Script is your chance to hear a few of the thousands of different voices that make up the Black British experience.
We understand that many talented writers, both established and emerging, live and work outside of the capital and can’t be at the Young Vic in person, so we are streaming the readings online. With continuous chat room discussion throughout the evening we enable writers of all backgrounds the opportunity to watch, listen and participate.
Executive Producer at Talawa, Christopher Rodriguez, says:
“Talawa is excited to bring live streaming of its Flipping the Script readings at the Young Vic to writers across the UK to join in and comment on some of the best untold Black British stories. The series has always proved to be a sold out success but has been limited to London audiences. Now, Talawa wants to share in the rich abundance of plays reaching the Talawa offices and that would otherwise remain unknown. By livestreaming the readings, we are able to pursue a UK wide discussion around Black British work.”
We launched this initiative on 8 September with a reading of Stevie Amuzu’s White Paper. Networks tuned in to the live streaming included writers from your Theatre Writing Partnership and writers from Trinidad! We believe in the importance of new writing and are reaching out to audiences outside of venues, whilst promoting quality work and writers. Flipping the Script continues on Thursday, 8th October at 7pm, with three surreal short stories directed by winner of the Jerwood Award Daljinder Singh. Mr. Atlantic (Atiha Sen-Gupta), Honey Chil’ (Harold Kimmel) and Rigged (Robert Hutchinson) combine comedy with migration and the search for celebrity. For live audiovisuals of Flipping the Script along with continuous chatroom discussion on the plays being read, please go to:Livestream or Talawa
For full details on the season go to:Flipping the Script’s e-flier