To kick off our #PlayClub project, this month we’re reading….
Far Away by Caryl Churchill
Caryl Churchill’s Far Away is a play that looks at conflict and its unsettling effect on our lives, and on our humanity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, on 24 November 2000 and is currently a set text for AS/A Level Drama (WJEC). It explores fear, humanity and the effects of war.
As we mentioned previously, we challenge you to write a short, 10 page play (12 font size, please!) in direct response to what you’ve read.
Our submission window in response to Far Away will be open from
Wednesday 3rd – Sunday 28th April so please don’t send us scripts before then!
An email will be sent your way once the window is open with full details of how to submit, including; where to send it, our format guidelines and some top tips.
But until then, happy reading for this month, and don’t forget to join the Facebook group discussion!
You’re also more than welcome to just read the plays and join in some discussion with us about them on the members Facebook group! We’ll open up a discussion forum on there at the same time we open for submissions, so don’t feel you have to write a play, you’re absolutely fine to just read too.
Image source: Nick Hern Books/Royal Court (Far Away Cover)