INK is a theatre company and registered charity, that sources, develops, and produces the best new short plays for stage, and radio, from writers with an East Anglian connection. In 4 years, we have produced over 100 new plays.
We passionately believe that the short play is not simply a highly potent art form, but a terrific medium to attract new talent and audiences to theatre.
The INK Festival is our headline event. Held every April at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk we showcase over 40 brand new short plays staged and performed by professional actors and directors. The Festival also features performance poetry, curated by our patron Luke Wright, talks and workshops by prominent writers and theatre practitioners, and children’s activities.
INK on the Road takes the best from the Festival on tour around East Anglia. Plays have also transferred to London, Ipswich, Latitude, Norwich and Cambridge. This year we will performing at The Tristan Bates Theatre, London 7th-18th May.
During the year INK offers a programme of workshops, talks and mentoring to aspiring writers and actors from East Anglia. Our focus is on helping those whatever their age, whatever their experience, and giving them the opportunities to work with professional practitioners to hone their skills.
Our ‘Pen to Performance Project’ encourages young people in schools within our region to develop their creative writing skills. We are extending this project to Senior Citizens, helping them to express their experiences and emotions through the writing of short plays.
INK encourages and supports community drama societies, with opportunities to perform at The INK Festival.