P:T/Hotbed features some of the finest talent from the Eastern Region - playwrights Stacey Gregg and Guy Jones, director Oliver Jones, musician Melody Laffy, performance poets John Osborne and Luke Wright and the multi-talented Mahlon Prince who is both director and poet.
The artists met last night in Cambridge to select their topic and now, as ever, have one week to create a response.
Find out what story they chose over on the PT blog.
Then we're off to Liverpool for Present : Tense / Everyword on Wednesday 23 July at The Everyman Theatre as part of the Everyword Festival.
Merseyside's finest taking up the challenge include playwrights Helen Blakeman, Michael McLean and Lizzie Nunnery, director Gemma Bodinetz, performance poet Nathan Jones, film-makers Sam Meech and Tim Brunsden and musical maestros Nilamusic vs Sketchybeast and Peter and the Wolf.
As ever, all developments will be swiftly posted to the PT blog.
Present : Tense / Hotbed
Wednesday 9 July 2008 // 7:00pm
The Junction // Clifton Road // Cambridge // CB1 7GX
Tickets £ PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN // 01223 511511 or www.hotbedfestival.co.uk
Present : Tense / Everyword
Wednesday 23 July 2008 // 8:00pm
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse // 13 Hope Street // Liverpool // L1 9BH
Tickets £3 // 0151 709 4776 or www.everymanplayhouse.com
Present : Tense returns to Southwark Playhouse for two Autumn dates on Sunday 21 September and Sunday 23 November. We've already got a host of exciting names lined up. Yeah.