SAY SUM THIN 7 – MOUTHY DEADLINES

9 May

From Debris 🙂 

SAY SUM THIN 7 (19th July)

IMPORTANT Deadlines & Dates

9.30am-1pm: Set Up Spaces & Rehearsals

1-4pm: Day of activities in whole building

4.30-6.00pm: Scratch show (with Open Mic?) in the Neville Studio

7.30-10.00pm: Headline Show with John Agard in The Auditorium

Which Show Should I go For?

  1. The Scratch Show:
  • Has less rigid deadlines,
  • a more intimate space & atmosphere
  • an opportunity to be more experimental
  • an opportunity to try out new things and engage with a more flexible creative process

You may choose this show for a number of reasons; because you want to try something new and experimental, because deadlines and structure is not something that will work for your lifestyle right now or because your piece/style is more suited for a more intimate studio space.

  1. The Headline Show
  • rigid deadlines & rehearsals.
  • a big stage and audience to experiment with and push yourself to fill
  • an opportunity to go through a professional process of writing to deadlines and attending rehearsals
  • an opportunity to try new theatrical techniques to perform your work with impact in a traditional theatre space

You may choose this show for a number of reasons; because you want to create a piece that utilises the full size of a big stage and audience, because you are interested in performing at this scale professionally or because you want to go through a professional commissioning process with deadlines and structure.

The Result Overall?

Two amazing shows, different price brackets, different demographics, shorter shows and therefore more accessible to new audiences.

Please note, if you are yet to do a Say Sum Thin show, we would suggest you perform in the Scratch show, as we feel within such a large scale event we would like your focus to be on taking in how Mouthy works and what it is rather than deadlines.

We would appreciate it if within the next few weeks you can remain flexible on which show you would like to be involved with as we need to ensure balanced numbers within each. You will have time in Mouthy to work in both spaces.

SCRATCH SHOW

*Names of poets must be included in all blog posts

 

 

IDEAS ON BLOG

8th June 2014

  • Anything, a picture, a photocopy… something that gives us a hint to what you are thinking of doing and with who.

 

TECH IDEAS

9nd June please send the following to Stephen

  • Wish list; prop, sound, tech and lighting requirements.
  • If you do not send them, they will not get discussed.
  • These will then be discussed in a technical meeting and the technical team will let you know which of these are possible.

 

FIRST DRAFT ON BLOG

22nd June 2014

  • First draft of your poem with feedback guidance.
  • Estimated length of poem.
  • Confirmation of any collaboration you are planning; with other poets, musicians, film etc.

 

TECH REQUIREMENTS

30st June 2014, please send the following to Stephen

  • A finalised list of your prop, sound, tech and lighting requirements (keep in mind not all of these will be possible).

 

FINAL DRAFT ON BLOG

6th July 2014

  • Final edit online.
  • Questions in relation to performance.

 

TECH RUN

18th July 9.30am-12.30am, Neville Studio

  • Attend this rehearsal punctually.
  • Have your poem memorised and ready.

 

HEADLINE SHOW

*Names of poets must be included in all blog posts

 

IDEAS/ ON BLOG

1stth June 2014

  • Who? Who you’re performing with; alone, in collaboration, with music.
  • What? The subject & themes, maybe performance style and bits and bobs of writing.
  • How?Anything specific about the structure or how you are exploring it.

 

FIRST DRAFT ON BLOG

8th June 2014

  • First draft of your poem.
  • Estimated length of poem.
  • Confirmation of any collaboration you are planning; with other poets, musicians, film etc.

TECH IDEAS

9nd June please send the following to Stephen

  • Wish list; prop, sound, tech and lighting requirements.
  • If you do not send them, they will not get discussed.
  • These will then be discussed in a technical meeting and the technical team will let you know which of these are possible. 

REDRAFT ON BLOG

22nd June 2014

  • Taking in count the feedback you have received – an updated version of the poem.
  • An updated estimate of how long the poem is.
  • Specific guidance on what feedback you want to finish the piece. 

FINAL EDIT & TECH REQUIREMENTS

30st June 2014, please send the following to Stephen

  • Final version of your poem in word or PDF format with technical notes clearly marked in red.
  • A finalised list of your prop, sound, tech and lighting requirements (keep in mind not all of these will be possible). 

REHEARSALS

17th July 5-9pm, The Neville Studio

  • Attend this rehearsal punctually.
  • Have your poem memorised and ready. 

TECH RUN

18th July 2014 5-9pm, The Auditorium

  • Attend this rehearsal punctually.
  • Have your poem memorised and ready.

 

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