The University of Essex Theatre Arts Society returns for Rewrite Festival, an original playwriting competition.
Cecilia Says by Eilish Mullane
A young woman’s life is observed and reported on by a live-in AI system, which soon begins to take control.
Cecilia Says is a two-hander, exploring our complex relationship with social media and surveillance.
Rest by Abi Kelly
Mar Woods is pleased to find herself one step away from heaven, only no one in the afterlife seems to know who she is or where she’s going.
Tree by William Tennison
The Tree is a light-hearted look at the imagination of childhood and the constraints of growing up.
It follows childhood best friends Andrew and Lottie who have been separated for more than 30 years as they rediscover what it means to be young’
Flash by Louisa Futcher
Hannah’s life has been fairly ordinary but filled with wonderful memories and stories that she shares with her therapist and her daughter Tabitha. As her life flashes before us, we discover how she met the love of her life and seeing her daughter get married. But a dark tragedy comes over them like a black cloud and things have never been the same since.
Purple Haze by James Little
Purple Haze is a surrealist romantic comedy where the lines between dreams, fantasies, and reality are constantly blurred.
Sam Fawcett is just beginning to face the realities of adulthood, but he’s reluctant to let go of his childhood fantasy of becoming a Rockstar. Sam’s best friend Dan encourages him to turn his dream into a reality to win back his ex-girlfriend, Sarah.
Age Guideline: 12+
Content warnings: Strong language, themes of suicide