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Act Write Direct

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*Are you a keen drama writer, who would love to see your work performed?

*Are you a committed actor, ‘resting’ between main productions and wanting to exercise your skills?

*Maybe you’ve thought about directing, but it’s all a bit daunting?

 

         Then Act Write Direct could be for YOU.

 It’s Creative and Inclusive. It’s by the members for the members. It's fun. AWD is for practising and developing skills, and for trying new ones. A key principle  is including all our members who want to be involved and supporting each other.  We write, we act, we direct, we rehearse and finally we perform in a studio-type production before our families and members. We are fortunate to be supported by Players’ experts in stage management and design. AWD1 was first trialled in 2018 by a small group of  pioneers and in 2019 it was

decided to offer the idea to the full membership. 

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2023 ACT WRITE DIRECT (AWD5)


 
The 2023 Ensemble

Deborah Addicott: Aaron Baker: Nigel Brown: Jenny Dean: Tiffin Jones: Scilla Jutton-Holland: Gill Lambourn: Lisa Page-Berelian: Paul Pridmore: Richard Sanderson: Louisa Stodd: Andy Marshall: Sue Wilkins: Joe Hepworth: Trish Dack: Solomon Brown 
Clare Burt: Barbara MacWhirter

DIRECTORS: Barbara MacWhirter: Margaret Edwards: Andy Marshall: Grace McClure: Louisa Tait: Jenny Dean: Scilla Jutton-Holland: Joan Horton

STAGE MANAGER : RONA MUSKER
SM TEAM: David & Ellen Hayes


13th and 14th October 
 

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THE PITCH

The Right Pitch
our first venture into MASK 

A STUDIO PRODUCTION

AWD TEAM
MARGARET EDWARDS 
STEVE PEARCE
PAT GRINDEY

The Village Hall
West Ashling
PO18 8DL
 

HISTORY

  At the 2019 AGM all members were encouraged to get involved in the AWD project by this video presentation.  From this presentation to the final production was eight months.
As a consequence by March  2020, just before the lockdown, we were able to perform AWD2 Studio 9 in front of an audience of family and friends.
Studio Production Programme
During the next year  there were many opportunities for the writers in the group to practise their art by writing short plays for Zoom Cafe evenings, Christmas Zoom and Burns Night. Writing was also encouraged by a  Relay Play Writing event involving 13 writers.     See
In June 2021, it was decided to embark on another AWD(3) on the theme of Blind Date.
The time scale was short but by the end of August eleven plays had been written, nine selected by anonymous assessment, and directors and actors had started rehearsing. 

 
Programme for Blind Date

 AWD3  BLIND DATE STUDIO - 16th October 2021

Cast of Blind Date sketch
Library Dates
More Fleabag than Frayne
Blind Man's Bluff
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Blind Data
A Date Out of Time 2
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A Date Out of Time
OVEREXPOSURE
Blind Date - Countryside
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In April 2022 we embarked on AWD4 and by July had Directors and Actors for 7 new plays selected by anonymous assessment.  This time the theme was CATCH.  Again we are fortunate to have Rona Musker as Stage Manager with her  Production team to see us through to the production on October 8th at West Ashling Village Hall for family and friends.
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AWD4
The Ensemble

Carrie Allen: Aaron Baker:Nigel Brown: Clare Burt: Jason Burt: Jenny Dean: David Hayes: Ellen Hayes: Tiffin Jones: Scilla Jutton-Holland: Gill Lambourn: Lisa Page-Berelian: Paul Pridmore: Richard Sanderson: Louisa Stodd: Yvette Walters: Sue Wilkins
 

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Studio Programme 2022
Smooth Operator
No Catch - finale
Legacy
Catch a Falling Star
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No Catch - Guides
Gone Fishing
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Catcher in the Sky
Smooth Operator 2
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Up in the Air
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Up in the Air2
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