M is rational, M is sane, M is here, M is now, M is pragmatic, M is realistic, M is an atheist.
M just met God.
As the inaugural winners of Title Pending: Northern Stage’s Award for New Theatre, Greyscale present A Prayer after an intensive residency in, and around, our theatre. They are playing, listening, immersing, probing, interacting, observing, risking, confirming and questioning audiences.
First produced by Greyscale/Oran Mor, A Prayer is written by Selma Dimitrijevic, performed by Sandy Grierson, designed by Garance Marneur and directed by Lorne Campbell. It asks questions of its audience who are deftly poised between a piece of narrative drama and a meta-physical theatre experience that tests their complicity and control over what happens on stage. And it is fun.
About Title Pending
Title Pending is Northern Stage’s Award for New Theatre. It is for the most innovative, thoughtful and captivating proposal for a new piece of theatre. As well as financial support, the recipient also receives a fully supported residency within the theatre, an appropriate mentor and an ongoing commitment to supporting the work in moving forward. It was conceived in response to a perceived need for a competitive regional award so that we can really celebrate the hive of theatrical creativity that is the North East.
Title Pending is the third strand of Northern Stage’s Creative Residencies Programme, which seeks to open up our building to theatre makers working in the region. To find out more about Creative Residencies and the Title Pending Award click here.
Title Pending is generously supported by the Northern Rock foundation until 2012.