This August, audiences are invited to watch some intimate, beautiful, sad, hilarious and always very human conversations, as they take place in real time.
Be a fly on the wall and witness five new plays inspired by conversations that would be ‘better in person’ but are happening online due to the lockdown.
Following the success of Burn Bright’s digitally commissioned pilot, Better In Person, the empowering not-for-profit led by Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley, is continuing the series with the next instalment which will amplify Black women’s voices and stories, alongside launching a new initiative, Connect.
In response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the struggles of the Black community, the company are keen to provide a platform in keeping with their ethos of equality and diversity in the arts.
The new plays will be showcased on Bank Holiday Monday (31st August) at 8pm. Better In Person will be directed by Abigail Sewell (I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST, Bunker Theatre), and hosted by Tori Allen-Martin; inviting audiences to be an online fly-on-the-wall witnessing these intimate, hilarious, and always very human conversations.
Building on their portfolio of initiatives for writers who identify as women, Burn Bright are also launching Connect, a series of online panel discussions over the summer, including a peer-to-peer networking event for writers.
Events will begin with It’s Lonely Out There… hosted by Dawn King and Matilda Ibini on Tuesday 21st July: an evening of peer-to-peer networking to meet other writers, to hear about and discuss routes into the industry, and hot topics.
When: 31st August 2020 (Bank holiday Monday) at 8pm. Connect events begin on 21st July 2020
£: Tickets for Better In Person cost £5 and tickets for the Connect events cost £3.50 each (or £8 when purchased together).
More info: www.burnbright.org.uk