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£4,976raised of £20,000 target by 91 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,976 to help continue this lifeline for actors. Funding will help us continue to offer affordable, accessible opportunities to train and make work.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 1st September 2018

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    The Mono Box is a vibrant, welcoming community dedicated to continuous actor training in the broadest terms. Its USP is its library of over 3000 plays donated by industry professionals and its power is its connection to leading practitioners with unique skills to offer in stage, screen, improvisation, dance, mindfulness and anything else related.

    The Mono Box empowers actors in what can seem like a daunting industry. Everyone is welcome - whatever their age, background, whether they have trained or not. It is a safe space where anyone can work on their craft, make work and feel a part of something greater than themselves. By responding to the needs of the people it helps, The Mono Box is full of passion, honesty and possibility.

    Over the last four years The Mono Box has:

    • Welcomed over 3000 actors through its doors

    • Collected a unique play library full of personal anecdotes and advice from directors, playwrights, actors and publishers

    • Created a dialogue between the professional world and those who are emerging into it

    • Provided a support network, a safe space and a community


    The organisation is now at a pivotal stage and to keep up with the demand for our facilities we need support from other theatre makers, professionals, companies and individuals who care about the future of theatre too. By choosing to support The Mono Box, we believe that your support will benefit not just The Mono Box, but also the next generation of artists in the UK.

    2018 has already seen the company grow to a new level, as we continue to create affordable opportunities but also begin our bid for our own building. With donations so far we have been able to move to our own space but in order to continue developing our diverse and unique programme, to meet the demands of our members and allow maximum learning and immersion in continual training we need funding to pay the rent.

    The Mono Box is committed to supporting the best of emerging British talent, to encourage our theatre landscape to grow, excite and challenge the future.

    We’ve done all we can with nothing, imagine what we could do with something…

    Rehearsals for PLAYSTART, a new writing night (Photo by Ali Wright)

    Bert Roman leading a physical workshop as part of TOTAL THEATRE WEEK (Photo by Helen Murray)

    A full Mono Box Speech Surgery (Photo by John Schwartz)

    The Mono Box Patrons: Joseph Marcell, James Norton, Sir Derek Jacobi, Annie Tyson, Susan Wokoma, Danny Kirrane and Vanessa Kirby.



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    • Emma Naomi

      Emma Naomi

      Aug 7, 2018



    • Suzanne Boreel

      Suzanne Boreel

      Jul 5, 2018

      As promised, here is my donation. You guys are doing amazing work. Thank you for your kind response to my email!


    • B. Green

      B. Green

      Jul 3, 2018

    • Paige-Marie baker-carroll

      Paige-Marie baker-carroll

      Jun 28, 2018


    • Tom Kirkham

      Tom Kirkham

      Apr 24, 2018

      This sounds like a great place for theatre people.


    • Tom Finch

      Tom Finch

      Apr 17, 2018

      Happy to support such a fantastic cause!


    • Sheila Tames

      Sheila Tames

      Apr 15, 2018

      Good luck with the move. You are an amazing team.


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    The Mono Box

    The Mono Box

    London, United Kingdom

    The Mono Box is run by ActorJoan Iyiola (Globe, Almeida, RSC) and Movement Director, Polly Bennett (People, Places and Things, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.) With you, they are looking to assert The Mono Box’s role as a vital network for emerging British artists.

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