15 May – Sponges by Urszula Kucharczyk

The next reading a ScriptTank will be the play Sponges – a comedy-drama written by one of our newest members Urszula Kucharczyk.
Agata, Sylwia and Helena are Polish immigrants, living in Manchester and working in a factory: Ahata is a machine operator, while Sylwia and Helena pack sponges. When Agata is promoted to team leader she is conflicted at first, but she tries to use her position to improve working conditions for her friends. And she learns Helena is to be sacked, she starts fighting to save her friend… This play asks, how do you live when you have been robbed of your dreams?
Please come along and show your support next Tuesday, 15 May.
After this reading, ScriptTank will be taking a short break, as our venue will not be available over Ramadan.

1 May – ‘May Day’ Shorts Night

On the 1st May – May Day bank holiday – ScriptTank will be holding one of our occasional Shorts Nights.

If you have a short piece of work – such as a short film, an extract from a full script, or a treatment or outline for a new performance work – you can have it read out.

Unlike a regular meeting, you don’t need to have to come to at least three meetings to have something read on a Shorts Night. So if you’re new to ScriptTank and want to dip your toes in the waters of criticism, this is the time to do it.

If you have a short piece you’d like read, please send an email to Katharine. Include the name of the piece, the medium it is for (theatre, radio, film or TV), and its casting needs (performing ages of the characters, and how many male and female actors the script requires).

Pieces must be no longer than 10 minutes long when read out (about 10 pages for a correctly formatted script).

(Please note, the date given for this reading in the ScriptTank newsletter was incorrect. Sorry for the confusion.)

17 April – The Spark by Ron Fernee

On 17th April, ScriptTank will be returning after our Easter break with The Spark by Ron Fernee. This is the second reading of the latest draft of the play, which was previously read at Script Tank during the Wheat Sheaf Sessions.

The Spark is a drama about a dysfunctional family. It’s a story about love, lust, friendship and football, set at the goal end of a football pitch.

Summer Term

We will be meeting every two weeks until the 24 July for this term of ScriptTank. Currently, our scheduled readings are:

  • 17 April – The Spark by Ronald Fermee
  • 1 May – May Day Shorts (details below)
  • 15 May – Sponges by Urszula Kucharczyk
  • 29 May – A play by Melville Lovat
  • 10 July – Untitled work by Kate Lock