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Polly Bennett is crowdfunding

raised of £10,000 target by 28 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


      Dec 24, 2019

      This is such a fantastic idea, it will support, encourage and motivate others in the industry...


    • Anonymous


      Dec 23, 2019

      May Monobox thrive forever! All love, Natalie x


    • Jacky Schloss

      Jacky Schloss

      Dec 8, 2019

      Good luck with the project...a very worthy cause to involve new talent


    • Mark Bagshaw

      Mark Bagshaw

      Dec 8, 2019

      Just been to Hampstead Theatre and felt privileged to have been present at the recording. Best wishes to you all.


    • Jackson TL

      Jackson TL

      Dec 8, 2019

      Just seen Share Speech Live @Hampstead Theatre, an excellent insight into the method of some great actors, as well as some amazing monologue performances. Thanks Monobox, keep doing what you’re doing!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 23, 2019

      Please accept this donation towards your brilliant organisation. Thank you again for all your support and keep doing what you’re doing, Laura and Ingrid x


    • Balf


      Nov 19, 2019

      So proud of you guys and everything that you’re achieving and the work you’re doing with the Monobox - onwards and upwards my friends xx


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