Write Now 7 Shorts

Write Now 7 launched with the production of seven short plays in Fight or Flight?
These new short plays were drawn from local, national and international submissions.

Fight or Flight?
In times of extremity we’re programmed for a fight or flight response.
But can it really be that simple?

Do our reactions in the moment speak for who we really are?
Should we fight fire with fire, or is empathy the key?

Write Now 7 short play winners

Number’s Up by Heidi Hammond
directed by John Fricker
Nothin’ goes off unplanned by Sophie Cairns
directed by Dilek Latif
Carnivore by Sami Ibrahim
Directed by Nick Myles
The Bird in the Sky by David Tarbuck
directed by JP Conway
Superhero by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Brigid Lohrey
I’ll Be Seeing You by Natasha Berger
directed by Kate Bannister
The Reunion by Gemma Mills McGrath
directed by Roberta Zuric

Press for this event

While London is blessed with an abundance of mainstream theatres and fringe theatre venues, there are arguably only a few venues in London that in conjunction with hosting plays and scratch nights, have a fully developed programme for the nurturing of playwrights’ work – and the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is one of them. Its annual Write Now Festival is in its seventh year and on Saturday 7th May, hosted a day of short plays under the theme of Fight Or Flight. In keeping with previous years’ entrants, the responses were of an exceptional high standard, with equally diverse subject matter… an unqualified success ★★★★★ Female Arts

The Jack Studio Theatre has now been flying the flag for new theatre writing in South East London for seven years with its annual Write Now festival which has become one of the look forward to events of my theatre going year. Like a tray of hors d’oeuvres, these seven plays covering some 90 minutes whet the appetite for what is to come, yet also leave their own mark. British Theatre Guide

This year’s theme for Write Now 7 was set by Philip Lindsey, Jack Literary Associate.