Keeping your creativity flowing with 600 word Tiny Plays
During the past few months, Fishamble, and the Irish artistic community, has been working hard to keep imaginations lively, communities engaged, and most of all offer people the opportunity of communication through creative expression. Fishamble wanted people to keep their creativity flowing by challenging people in Ireland and around the world, to write 600 word Tiny Plays.
From March to April, Fishamble set this challenge for residents of Ireland and the Irish abroad, with a weekly prompts of COMMUNITY, NATURE, TRADE, and ESSENTIAL. Fishamble then opened this challenge out to the rest of the world in May, asking people to respond to the prompt of CHANGE.
Fishamble was delighted to receive over 470 submissions in total for the #TinyPlayChallenge, and published a selection of the Tiny Plays here on the website, in addition to sending a prize of Fishamble playscripts to the chosen writers.
Global prompt: CHANGE
For our final #TinyPlayChallenge, we asked people all over the world to submit their Tiny Plays. After receiving over 250 responses, we are delighted to share this selection of plays with you.
Week 4: ESSENTIAL
Week 3: TRADE
Week 2: NATURE
Week 1: COMMUNITY
As we live through these strange times, Fishamble is finding further ways to continue to engage with artists and the public. The Tiny Play Challenge is intended to stimulate people to use their creativity to give shape to new experiences, and we have been thrilled with the response so far.
For the final challenge, we are extending the invitation to submit a play to anyone, of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.
In the end the company believes that the role of theatre is to allow people to reflect deeply on and to share the human experience. After all, we are all in this together. We think the world needs to talk to itself.
Jim Culleton, Artistic Director of Fishamble