â€˜The One Festival is a truly special celebration of theatre at its purestâ€™
Views From the Gods
The Space is looking for monologues/solo pieces for the One Festival 2018, a showcase of solo performances.Â Now in its 6th and final year, the One Festival has become an annual highlight at the Isle of Dogs theatre. Itâ€™s time for One Last Dance (only theatre pieces will be accepted).
So, why is it coming to an end? Well, all good things do and like the amazing stories weâ€™ve included in the past, we wanted the One Festival to have a beginning, middle and an end. We wanted to go out with a bang and we think thereâ€™s something quite exciting about taking part in the last ever One.
But, this is a great opportunity for playwrights, directors and performers, a rare chance for short pieces to be staged and a wonderful chance for those who often work alone to be part of something bigger, I hear you cry. Fear not, as One door closes another will surely open. We remain committed to supporting theatre-makers and bringing people together, so although this might be the last One, weâ€™re not done with the festival format yet. Watch this Space!
Hereâ€™s how the One Festival works:-
We select an exciting blend of theatre, including comedy, drama and most things in-between, covering a range of different topics. The only rules are they must be performed by one solo performer and they should be theatrical (solo dance/music/sculpture pieces will not be accepted) in form.
We split these into four programmes, with each programme performing 5 times over three weeks.
This year, weâ€™re looking for pieces up to a maximum of 45 minutes long, there is no minimum length but pieces should have the beginning, middle and end we mentioned above.
Weâ€™re only interested in new writing; although previously performed work will be considered. If the applicant is not the playwright, you must have the playwrightâ€™s permission before applying.
You donâ€™t need to have a performer or a director attached; the Space can help to find both. Â All pieces will receive a split of the box office.
The festival will run from 9th â€“ 27th January 2018 at the Space.
The programme dates will run as follows:-
The deadline for proposals is 5pm on Monday 18th September.