present : tense 2

Following its thrilling, sell-out debut in October 2005, present : tense is back...

present : tense 2 will take place on Sunday 5 February 2006 at The Old Red Lion Theatre. Stay tuned for details of a fantastic line-up, and how you can get your hands on tickets.

present : tense challenges some of the UK’s most exciting young artists to respond to the most important news story of the moment in just seven days.

Four playwrights, four directors, two film makers, two poets and a musician convene on Sunday 29 January to scour the newspapers for the most significant story on the news agenda. They each have seven days to create a piece of work that responds to the topic they choose. As the news changes, they will be forced to adapt their work, until it is performed for the public exactly one week after they began on Sunday 5 February.

Throughout the week, the public can follow their progress on this blog, where each artist will post daily updates on their progress.

present : tense aims to be backlash theatre at its most responsive, offering artists the chance to have their say on the most important issue of the day. Back in October 2005, present : tense 1 tackled the terror attacks in Bali. Check out the archive for more details.

present : tense is hosted and curated by nabokov. hello!


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