Purple Moon Drama are pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Tamasha Theatre Company’s Writer’s Group to produce another incredible iteration of Hear Me Now.

It involves bringing diverse young actors and members of Tamasha Playwrights group together, to write better quality audition material which avoids stereotype. It has been run twice before, once with the NYT and a second time with the Tamasha Developing Artists (TDA) network. A public scratch night was held to showcase the results.

The format is really simple: a two-hour workshop led by Titi Dawudu; and dramaturged by Tamasha Artistic Director, Fin Kennedy; in which the writers and actors meet one another, and the actor then develops a wholly original character of their own imagining (a part they know they could play but would never get seen for) and the writer then goes away and writes a 3-minute audition monologue for the character. The writers will then have at least six weeks to work on the monologue for the actor. Everyone will meet up again for another two-hour workshop in which the actors perform the pieces in front of their writer and agree any final changes. The actors then get a final draft to use again in auditions forever.

This is an incredible opportunity to work with excellent writers and a reputable theatre company.

The only thing we’d need from you is commitment for the two sessions, and your character ideas.  A publishing deal for the monologues will be secured later in the year. There will be a book launch at Soho Theatre in early 2018, at which some of the actors will be invited to perform their pieces to an industry audience.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, register you details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hear-me-now-brand-new-funded-project-for-aspiring-actors-tickets-34071001282

We will call you to confirm your place on the project.

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