We are pleased to announce a new writing commission opportunity in collaboration with Sanctuary Queer Arts!
After working together successfully on The Devil Drinks Cava by JD Stewart earlier this year, we’re delighted to work with Sanctuary Queer Arts to bring a new queer play to life in 2024.
This exciting commission is about finding and nurturing new queer talent in Scotland, so it is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and has never had a play commissioned by A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
As well as receiving fees, the successful applicant will have mentorship from an experienced artist who will provide career support and dramaturgical input to assist the writer in producing a first draft of the play.
After a development process in March 2024, the new play will be professionally produced and presented at Òran Mór in Glasgow as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations with the potential to be toured across other venues in Scotland.
Applications are open now and close on Friday 22 October.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint (PPP) is delighted to announce its Autumn 2023 season featuring 12 exciting new plays themed around Tales of Coming Home, co-presented with Aberdeen Performing Arts, Ayr Gaiety, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Traverse Theatre.
The season begins on Monday 4 September at Òran Mór, Glasgow with Forever Home, an uplifting new musical play by Pauline Lockhart and Alan Penman about an adopted girl finding her way home.
Acclaimed Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell returns to PPP with The Sheriff of Kalamaki, a new comedy-drama directed by our Artistic Director Jemima Levick based upon a real man who made his home in Zante and polices troublesome Brits abroad. Other shows inspired by real people include Alice Clark’s play Ship Rats, about her Glaswegian great-great-granny who sailed the world, and Brian James O’Sullivan’s heart-warming Meetings with the Monk that features some funny holy men.
The extremities of home and identity feature prominently in both An Act of Union, a sung-through musical by Andy McGregor about the possible dangers of militant nationalism in Scotland, and in Meghan Tyler’s FLEG, a new comedy directed by Dominic Hill, Artistic Director at Citizens Theatre, which sees a dark obsession take hold of a patriotic couple in Belfast.
Also this season, a brutal board game tears a family apart in Disfunction by Kate Bowen and the dangers of our home playthings are showcased too in Playthrough, a new spooky interactive play by Kenny Boyle about a cursed video game where the audience chooses what will happen.
Some exciting creatives will be making their PPP writing debut this season. Annie George’s poignant Coast sees two half-siblings go on a journey of self-discovery, Peter Stewart showcases how grand narratives and identity meet their match in office politics in Castle Fallon, and Glasgow-based musical theatre duo Jonathan O’Neill and Isaac Savage will debut Stay, a new musical about love, grief and peculiar park-life.
Finishing the season in blazing glory, The Guns of Johnny Diabloby Philip Differ is a new farce where oversized egos try to record a radio version of a recently discovered spaghetti western to hilarious effect.
I am incredibly excited about our upcoming Autumn season. ‘Home’ can mean so many different things to everyone, from our ancestral home to the home that we make for ourselves, and I cannot wait for audiences to see some truly brilliant takes on this concept from the finest writers, directors and creatives in Scotland.
– Jemima Levick, Artistic Director at A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Tickets are on sale now for all performances at Òran Mór and can be booked online or through Box Office on 0141 357 6211 or in person.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint (PPP) is pleased to be able to offer the role of Resident Director(Marilyn Imrie Fellowship) who will work alongside the Artistic Director and wider team for our Autumn 2023 season.
This fixed term position would suit an early to mid-career Director who is keen to support the development of new plays and gain regular experience at the UK’s most prolific producing venue for new work.
Application deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 11am Interviews: Monday 10 July 2023 Start date: Monday 28 August 2023
Working in collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, The Marilyn Imrie Fellowships were first launched in 2022, in memory of Marilyn Imrie, a celebrated and theatre director and radio producer whose huge talent and inspiration played an important role within both companies. This residency is A Play, A Pie and A Pint’s celebration of Marilyn.
A regular director with the company, Marilyn contributed over sixteen productions to the PPP canon. Her ‘can do’ spirit, her openness and excitement of bringing artists together to tell a story were infectious. Undeterred by an ambitious idea, and well known for bringing emerging artists along with her for the ride, this fellowship is created in honour of her and the work she created for PPP.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint (PPP) is delighted to host the next Scottish Casting Workshop in Glasgow on Thursday 6 July 2023.
Scottish Casting Workshop (SCW) is a free workshop run by actors for actors. It allows those casting in Scotland to meet actors living in Scotland in greater numbers. Jemima Levick, Artistic Director of PPP, will attend the workshop as well as other directors, producers, and casting directors from across the country.
There will be three sessions throughout the day (10am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm) with 16 spaces available per session.
We had 424 applications for the 48 places on the workshop. Of the applications:
86 applicants self identified as a member of the Global Majority 60 applicants self identified as living with a disability 249 applicants self identified as working class 135 applicants self identified as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community
All applicants will be emailed a Yes/No decision by Thursday 22 June at 5pm. If you have not heard anything by Friday 23 June then please email email@example.com.