WHAT WE DO
In The Works makes theatre pieces that are rooted in modern spoken word. What we do is built on four pillars: development, production, promotion and distribution. Above all, we are dedicated to developing a sustainable arts practise.
Photo: Bibi June
We are committed to developing new work and new talent. We have a team of creatives with a fantastic track record in writing collaborative, long-form pieces. We want to work with performance poets, both fresh and experienced, who wish to write and create collaboratively. We want to help them realise the stories they want to tell.
We are producing spoken word theatre. We are here to give our artists all the help they need in creating high-quality stories and releasing them into the world. We provide creative and moral support, feedback in writing and performance, people to fall back on. We believe spoken word grows bigger when it is backed up by a team, and we want to be your team.
We promote spoken word and spoken word theatre at all levels. As a company, we want to ensure that the amazing work created by artists up and down the UK finds an audience wherever it goes. We will use our collective experience in event organisation to bolster anyone who is venturing into spoken word theatre, and to enhance the performance poetry community as a whole.
We want to distribute our shows in whatever form suitable to the piece. Spoken word has accessibility written into its DNA, and we are committed to taking this with us in creating spoken word theatre. This means working with professional videographers, photographers, editors and publishers to make sure the work created through In The Works finds an audience beyond its live performance.
SUSTAINABLE ARTS PRACTISE
Pay your damn poets.