Congratulations to everyone who recently completed Tenderfoot! And watch this space for the arrival of edited highlights of this year’s performance programme. The plays produced in Tenderfoot are written by young playwrights because we believe that young people need to see plays written from their perspective. Plays about their lives. Each year approximately 60 young people take part in Tenderfoot’s writing programme where they learn under the guidance of working professional playwrights what it is to write a play. They talk about the difference between writing for TV/film and writing for theatre. They talk about how writing for the stage is different to writing fiction. They talk about what they are interested in writing about. And then they write a play. For those who discover in the course of the programme that writing plays is for them there is an opportunity to learn more in Tenderfoot’s Summer Writing Intensive.
This is where Tenderfoot’s produced plays are written.
This year we produced three full length plays and three short plays. We also produced a ‘devised’ piece called SNOW. A devised piece of theatre is made collaboratively during the rehearsal process.
This year’s performance programme!
Explores life under lockdown. When you can’t go out and meet your friends, when you can’t even go to school, the world begins to feel like it’s one part bad sci-fi movie to two parts what you’re watching online.
Covenant by Emma Brennan
Anna has never gotten on with her mother. Or that’s how it feels. Now living
away from home, in New York, has she gained the distance to look back and
understand what went wrong? And when?
Lost – a short play by Sam Gorman Cooke
Julie and Brutus are lost in Rome. It’s too hot. It’s dark. As they argue over which way to go it becomes apparent that they are lost in other ways too.
Still Life by Emily Aasen
A still life class. Six people come to enjoy the quiet. Draw. Sketches from life. Emily Aasen’s play mirrors that format giving us beautifully drawn character sketches of the budding artists.
Always You – a short play by Abigail O’Neill
A sharply written short play looking at the dynamics of a relationship. Crisp dialogue. It’s all said in the spaces between.
Colour – a short play by Kai Foley
A playful piece exploring creativity through the association of colour with significant moments in our lives.
Secrets by Katelyn Hillary
Ryker has a secret and the only person he can tell is Macki. Ryker and Macki have been best pals for as long as they can remember. As Ryker navigates the telling of his secret their friendship starts to changes into something deeper. Our design teams also made presentations of their work.
Three-dimensional model sets.
Virtual lighting designs.
Performance & presentation highlights coming your way on Monday, March 1 st !
What this year’s Tenderfeet had to say about the programme.
Bringing ideas to life with friends
One of a kind