A evening presenting a mix of new writing from scriptwriters, poets, storytellers and spoken word artist.
Love new writing, unique voices and great stories?
Then ScriptMix is your type of event!
Now based at The Curfew, this is a regular event every month that profiles and celebrates new writing and creative ideas.
Come along and be part of the new writing scene in Bath, join our creative community as we discuss and watch new work together.
Next ScriptMIX event
March 22nd 2018
The Curfew, Bath BA1 5DG
Memoirs Of A GaySir
Written By Annie Herridge
Written By Isla Ure
The Monkey Theorem
Written By Domenico Lopresti
Written and Performed By Matthew Emeny
Isla is a writer of theatre and writer/director of film. She is a 2017 John Brabourne Award recipient, the funds from which will help her make new short film CANVEY ISLAND. She was also recently selected for the 2018 New Welsh Playwright Programme with the Sherman Theatre and is writing her second full length play REVERIE under their guidance.
Other film credits include; feature film HALCYON HEIGHTS, starring Sheila Reid, Diana Weston, Mark Jordon and Reuben Johnson which came in the top 3 in the Best Low Budget Feature category at the Toronto Independent Film Awards, won Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of Wales and an Award of Excellence at the Depth of Field Film Festival. The short film A THOUSAND LEAVES, for which she wrote the script, has received numerous Best Screenplay/ Film nominations. It stars the wonderful Anne Parillaud and Rosie Day. Her debut short film PASSENGERS gained her a BFI Future Film nomination and has screened at BAFTA, The Ritzy, Picturehouse and Chapter, Cardiff.
Isla is director of THE TOMMY VINE FUND, an arts charity that makes the arts accessible to all. Always looking for people to support.
Matthew Emeny is an actor and theatre/film maker. Since training in Acting at Bath Spa University Mathew has worked in and created productions across theatre and film. Work includes Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, (Blue Orange Theatre), Jamster in NightFlyer, (Lion and Unicorn **** Review), Ferdinand in The Tempest (Petersfield Shakespeare Company) Jez in Philip Ridleys MoonFleece (Onset Productions) and Hayden in Matthews writing and devising debut Footprints (Bath Fringe Festival ***** review). Matthew has helped design and create multirole children’s theatre for Far Fetched Productions and Rainbow South West. Matthew recently premiered his first professional short film production, Othello directed by Martin Denham, he appeared as Iago. Matthew is a working member of the Natural Theatre Company, performing comedy street theatre across the UK and abroad.
Matthew is an associate producer for Onset Productions, recent works are Rime of the Ancient Mariner, directed by John Ward. He is currently developing his new production Journey that will appear in Sparks Fest this May.
Matthew is Co-Director of theatreLab where he has co-produced various rehearsed reading events and workshops including programming a Bath Spa University's rehearsed reading event, WordPlay.
Hailing from Bristol, Domenico completed a BA Acting degree with Bath Spa University and preformed, produced and directed work in the Bath Fringe Festival last year. Making work through his company Aim Low, Dom most recently preformed two prices of new writing including The Missing Mona Lisa and Paying The Piper at The Alma Tavern Bristol as well as creating additional online content.'
A bit about me - In 2015 I graduated with my MA in Dramatic Writing - Drama Centre Central Saint Martins. Since then I have been developing my work in R&D workshops with actors and competitions. My duologue 'Singing Bowl'was chosen as one of the top 20 plays for the Bristol Old Vic Open Session 2016.
The play has the feeling of the dramas of Sue Townsend and Nell Dunn - women empowering each other and finding a voice as life's disappointments and pressures strip away the expectations and blind hopes that girlhood had encouraged.' Bristol Old Vic
I’ve been short listed for Old Vic 12 and had a monologue staged at Tristan Bates whilst studying at CSM.
In 2017 wrote a new verbatim monologue ‘Memoirs of GaySir ’ This piece explores growing up gay in the 1960's a time when it was illegal to be gay.
I’ve written two musicals both won me a place at CSM and an Equity Bursary. ‘American Prayer’ - an adaptation of ‘The Bacchae’ Euripides -is a fusion of Greek Theatre and Rock and Roll, a coming of age story set in 60’s America during the hippy revolution. I use The Doors music as the libretto and have Jim Morrison coming back to the stage as Dionysus.
‘Green Mountain’ a Chinese musical love story set in the Tang Dynasty, completely original script and score. It’s a the story of Pavilion Courtesan Peony who like a caged bird in Chinese society longs to be free like the mountain lark. The libretto is inspired by the Taoism and the poetry of LI Bai one of China’s greatest poets and considered to be the Chinese Shakespeare.