The Play Scratch Night showcases 4 new pieces of work created by the community especially for LightNight. Yolanda Mercy invited anyone, new to writing or experienced, to her Writing Lab in the lead up to LightNight. Participants were invited to take inspiration from their lived experiences and the theme of Play to write a compelling and captivating 5-minute monologue.
Yolanda Mercy is an experienced writer and workshop leader, having run workshops for over 10 years. She has worked with a variety of people within the community and professional sector, nationally and internationally. Yolanda is passionate about helping a broad range of people unlock their writing potential.
Four monologues were shortlisted from 50 entries and will be performed by either the writer or a professional actor on LightNight as part of The Play Scratch Night via Zoom:
Monologue Title: Heavy Is The Head
Victoria is a Performer and Co-Artistic Director of Filskit Theatre, who specialise in making work for young audiences. She loves writing, dressing up, creating characters and drinking tea!
Monologue Title: Wasted
Emma is an actress and writer based in Cumbria where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes and produces her own plays with her company ‘La’al Marra Productions’.
Monologue Title: It Happened One Night, Honestly
Irene is a Liverpool playwright and poet. She tends to write dramatic pieces and is the recipient of a number of awards for this genre. Her piece is a little bit spooky with a touch of drama and a smattering of comedy.
Monologue Title: Give It Up and Start Again
Mark is a published poet and writer of short stories and a series of Young Adult fiction. He has written several plays with one scheduled to premiere at Liverpool’s Royal Court this Autumn.
The Play Scratch Night will include BSL interpretation and Live Closed Captioning.