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Polly Bennett is crowdfunding

£1,775raised of £10,000 target by 20 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to support our pool of emerging talent and to secure the future for The Mono Box so we can continue to reach those who need it most.

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The Mono Box offers actors & theatre-makers affordable, continual training, writing & performing opportunities, affordable rehearsal space and access to a unique play collection of almost 4,000 play texts, donated entirely by industry professionals - ALL WITH NO FUNDING.

The Mono Box instils in its members a strong sense of artistic empowerment and over the last 6 years it has filled a void in the business & helped demystify this challenging industry. It is a powerful and supportive community - whether you’re new to the business or vastly experienced - all are welcome at The Mono Box.

Our new partnership as an Associate Company at Hampstead Theatre marks a pivotal moment in The Mono’s Box’s journey and our latest programme “Taking up Space” at the Hampstead Theatre, sets the tone for our forthcoming vision in 2020.

Our PLAYSTART 2019 participants.

2020 will be a landmark year for The Mono Box and we need your help to make the below plans a reality.

- SUPPORTING NEW WRITING. PLAYSTART, our unique new writing scheme which develops four new playwrights and engages emerging directors and actors to participate in showcasing these new voices. With your help we aim for the writers to develop their 15-minute play into full length productions, to be seen at theatres across the UK.

- THEATRE FOR ALL. To actively diversify audiences and create the next generation of theatre goers, our ‘Theatre Trip and Travel’ scheme is now an integral part of our programme we want to introduce over 100 young people to theatre on a monthly basis.

- THE MONO BOX MAKERS. Launching in 2020, a curated year of training, with unlimited access to The Mono Box programme will give opportunity for actors that produce, choreographers that direct, writers that design to present both sides of their artistry. Empowering artists in evolving their own practice and style, challenging pre-conceived limits on our creative capacities.

- A PERMANENT HOME FOR OUR PLAYS / DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT. Next year, we will relocate our entire play collection to Hampstead Theatre, creating greater accessibility of our resources for emerging talent to find inspiration. The next step is to take this collection online so that emerging artists across the UK, and around the world, can benefit from this extensive resource.


To SUPPORT emerging talent in theatre

To provide access to a UNIQUE RESOURCE of 4,000 play texts.

To ENCOURAGE the personal, professional & social development of young


To equip emerging artists with PRACTICAL TOOLS for the industry.

To form a COLLECTIVE that fosters & nurtures creative relationships.

We need your help to keep supporting this pool of emerging talent and to secure the future for The Mono Box so we can continue to reach those who need it most.

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    • Anonymous


      Nov 17, 2019

    • Anonymous


      Nov 17, 2019

      Sorry we can't be with you today, but wishing you all the best

    • Lixin Dou

      Lixin Dou

      Nov 15, 2019

      Thanks for supporting young artists and providing great opportunities for them to shine. My daughter, Vivian Xie, is one of the PlayStart 2019 writers. Thank you!Lixin


    • Laura Wade

      Laura Wade

      Nov 11, 2019

    • Kandy


      Nov 11, 2019

      You do amazing work and hope to support even more in future!!

    • Abi and Amos Iyiola

      Abi and Amos Iyiola

      Nov 10, 2019

      Best of luck for the 17th Monobox xx

    • Anonymous


      Nov 10, 2019

      Dear Polly &JoanI am so sorry not to be able to join you on your wonderful day- I hope it goes really well and that you raise loads of awareness and dosh x Ayse

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