Present : Tense / Thirteen


22 November 2009

Southwark Playhouse


The toughest creative challenge in town is back at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 22 November 2009.

Present : Tense challenges the UK's top artistic talent to tackle the hottest topic of the moment in just seven days, in collaboration with other artists from different disciplines.

Here's who's taking up the gauntlet this time:

DRYWRITE One of the most inovative and exciting companies around

BOX OF TRICKS Top notch new writing company whose current production Letting In Air is playing at The Old Red Lion (***** Whatsonstage)

PAUL JELLIS Actor, producer, and all round creative whizz kid

SARAH SOLEMANI Playwright, actor, comedienne and regular contributor to The New Statesman

All four will be working with a group of collaborators from different disciplines to create completely unique and thrillingly immediate work in response to the topic.

The groups meet on Sunday 15 November to select the most momentous story on the news agenda. They then have seven days to create a piece of work that responds to the story they choose before it is performed live exactly one week after they began.

Throughout the week you can follow their progress over on the present : tense blog where the artists will be posting daily updates.