Page to Stage is a festival of new writing for theatre, based in Liverpool. They have showcased a number of one-act plays from non-professional writers from around the UK, despite a lack of funding.
A number of writers went on to stage more material as a result of their involvement with the festival and some have even won awards. In 2014 play were performed in spaces including the The World Museum, 81 Renshaw Street, The Pilgrim Inn, Bluecoat Theatre and the Lantern Theatre.
They are considering a unique approach to audience engagement for the festival that will be staged in April 2016 and is now seeking suitable venues. From fully kitted theatres to pub back rooms, all possible venues for the new productions whose writers have been told to let the words tell the story and not the scenery, set or special effects.
Venues need to be free or very low cost, since they are unfunded, with seating capacities between 40 and 150 within the city centre.
They are also considering the possibility of taking some of these shows out into the community this year so any organisation within the wider communities in Merseyside who can provide a venue and community involvement are encouraged to contact them. Contact from housing associations and local community groups is especially welcome.
You can find out more about the festival by visiting the Facebook Group and Page or by visiting the website at www.pagetostage.org.uk.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call John on 03330 880 012.