Be part of our Pathways to Groups project
Amateur groups and students that wish to perform Hurried Steps to raise funds for a women’s support organisation can apply for permission from the authors here.
We can facilitate a non-professional licence for Hurried Steps to be performed at events to raise funds for local women’s support services in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Our FREE pdf Resource Pack can be downloaded. It is a comprehensive guide for performers who wish to to present one or more of the stories.
ALL proceeds must be donated to local women’s support services.
If an application is successful, the fee for performing Hurried Steps is £100 for one amateur performance and £145 for two amateur performances. This fee includes all Royalty payments and 5 copies of the exclusive Hurried Steps performance publication.
Alternatively, apply here for a professional Hurried Steps performance in your area.
The “Pathway to Groups” project has been generously supported by The Woodward Charitable Trust.
Read the full Terms and Conditions of an amateur licence here:Read more
Dacia Maraini’s idea behind Hurried Steps is to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, as well as to raise funds for the local support services for abused women.
- General requirements
- All HURRIED STEPS performances should consist of an uninterrupted performance of the selected stories followed by a panel discussion, talk or Q&A and should not exceed 120 minutes including an interval.
- The panel must include at least one Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA).
- You must donate all the profits from your event to the local women’s services for abused women and the organisation/s must be as named on the online application form and agreed in advance with the authors: Dacia Maraini, Playwright and Sharon Wood, Translator.
- You must give New Shoes Theatre a contact name, website link and the phone number of the Women’s Services beneficiary
- The beneficiary must be named in your publicity.
- Organiser requirements:
- You must provide an up to date email address (that is working) and contact phone number/s for one approved organiser.
- You must complete an evaluation form about your event (provided to you by New Shoes Theatre) no later than 14 days after your final performance.
- You must inform New Shoes Theatre which stories have been performed (in the evaluation form).
- Payment for the licence includes five authorised (Camberwell Press published) play texts (including postage and packing), authors’ Royalty payments and an administration fee.
- All performers, crew members and producers must be amateurs and unpaid (except technical staff contracted by the venue.)
- Keep production costs down.
- Proof must be given to New Shoes Theatre that the money has been received by the beneficiary (named in clause 2.a.).
- Your venue must be approved in advance by the authors.
- Play text:
- Use ONLY the authorised and supplied copies of the Hurried Steps play text for your event. NO other play text is authorised.
- You can use ANY of the stories in a performance – we recommend no more than 8 of the 9 stories.
- No edits or changes to the play text are permitted, unless specified and approved by the author in writing (such as up-to-date statistics).
- A minimum of 2 performers must be used in any performance unless the performance consists entirely of the Civita story. No maximum limit.
- No acting experience is necessary.
- The play text must be read from music stands without any scenery.
- Simple lighting can be used throughout the performances if wished.
- You are responsible for clearing the Performance Rights to any incidental music used in the production of the play, at your expense.
- You must adhere to the Promotional & Publicity guidelines on the Hurried Steps website.
- No filming of any performances beyond a 3-minute limit for private archive purposes only.
- No film of your event can be shown on the internet without the written permission of the authors.