A night of immediate response to work in progress.
The Bunker Theatre
Next event: TBC
What is it?
EMERGE is a platform that gives four emerging writers, directors and a company of actors the opportunity to collaborate/showcase their work to the industry.
Plus each writer receives mentorship from some of the industries top creatives (see PAST EVENTS page for previous mentors).
If you're looking to connect with other creatives and get your foot through the thick, heavy door that is the industry, EMERGE is the platform for you.
It doesn't start and finish with the night that's for sure!
We've had writers signed, actors and directors offered jobs but most excitingly the EMERGE teams go on to collaborate with each other again in the future.
Previous industry attendees include:
Royal Court, Theatre 503, Arcola Theatre, Soho Theatre, Oberon Books, Nick Hern Publishing, Finborough Theatre, Underbelly, Bush Theatre, Red Planet TV.
Literary Agents include:
Curtis Brown, Cassarotto, Troika, Knight Hall.
Previous EMERGE writers have had their work staged at:
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, The Bunker Theatre, Camden Peoples Theatre, VAULT Festival, Old Red Lion, Theatre 503, Arcola Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Theatre N16.
on the night
After the four pieces have been performed, there's an interval, followed by a feedback session. This is where Will Adolphy (Joint AD Flux), the director, the writer and the mentor of each piece sit down for a brief informal discussion.
This is where the audience get a chance to briefly hear from the writer and we can gage the immediate response of the room. Cue lots of banter and profound discussion.
Then we clear the floor and dance the night away with some LIVE MUSIC. Drinking encouraged (but of course not essential to the EMERGE experience).
Flux aims for Emerge to become an event where artists can explore, play and collaborate within a professional capacity.
We want Emerge to open doors for artists whilst creating opportunities for the work to be further developed.
And we want people to have a darn' good night out at the theatre.
Follow @EmergeNight for updates.