*Nominated for Best New Play Award 2017*

We’ve had an exciting few weeks at White Slate Theatre.  Not only did Re: Production kick off in Brighton for 4 shows, we received a fabulous **** review from Broadway Baby (read here) & our very own playwright Jenna May Hobbs was nominated for an award for the show!

The New Writing South Best New Play Award is given to a playwright in recognition of an outstanding, original theatre script.  Over forty plays were put forward for the award. All the scripts were read, 15 of them were then seen in performance and from that a short list of 5 was formed.

The standard was very high this year and there were many plays that interested the panel of judges. The 5 shortlisted plays all exhibited skillful storytelling and ambitious ideas.

The shortlisted plays were:

Jenna May Hobbs – Re: Production

Helen Seymour – To Helen Back

Luke Ofield – The Writers’ Bloc

Richard Hearn – The Missing Special

Paul Macauley – Bug Camp (Winner)

We were exceptionally pleased to be one of two female playwrights in the shortlistings and to be nominated alongside another Canterbury artist, the amazing spoken-word poet and playwright Helen Seymour, whose show To Helen Back we saw at this year’s Wisewords Festival.

On Re: Production New Writing South said:

“Skillfully told (very much at junction of storytelling and theatre) – equally grounded and playful, with nice detailing and wit.”

“Re: Production was a strikingly balanced piece of writing, obviously well researched and tackling a pertinent issue but with a liveliness and lightness of touch. “
We’re so pleased to have some recognition for this important & stimulating new show & we can’t wait to be back on the road.  Don’t miss this *award-nominated* show questioning female legacy hitting The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham this Friday 16th & Saturday 17th June and coming to home-soil at the Gulbenkian, Canterbury next Wednesday 21st June (where we are offering a special matinee where babies-in-arms are welcome, as well as an evening performance)!

 

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