Urban Scrawl is a ground breaking audio theatre experiment that aims to produce a series of 53 short dramas (50 plays and 3 musicals) for free online download and podcast via the TheatreVOICE website.
From Heathrow in the west to Cockfosters in the north east, cutting through the heart of the West End, there is one podcast drama for each stop on the Piccadilly Tube Line. Pieced together, this series of plays forms a dynamic picture of the UK’s capital and a unique approach to part of the London transport system.
Originally conceived by TheatreVOICE founding editor Dominic Cavendish, Urban Scrawl is an ongoing collaboration between Rose Bruford College, new writing powerhouse Theatre 503 and TheatreVOICE. The artistic director is Gene David Kirk (RBC alumnus), the project’s patron is Mark Ravenhill (who contributed his own short play), and Rose Bruford College has provided the resources and high end professional services required to rehearse, record and co-produce the 53 plays.
The relationship with Theatre 503 and TheatreVOICE enabled students from the College to work with experienced professionals in the development and production of new writing for radio. Project Manager for Urban Scrawl at the College is Pat O’ Toole and Marina Caldarone is the creative’s trainer and with Ben Davies as project co-ordinator.
For free access to the Urban Scrawl audio drama project visit: http://urbanscrawl.org.uk