“Made by anyone for an audience of everyone”. 5 Minute Theatre is a collaborative project created by the National Theatre of Scotland which invites the public to create short, theatrical productions to be performed, filmed and then broadcast online over a 24 hour period. This year’s theme, as hinted at by the project title, is “Independence” – however this can be portrayed in any way the participant desires. As you would expect, the result offers an immensely imaginative and varied collection of work from individual members of the public and provides a thoughtful insight on what theatre means to different individuals.
Joanna Susskind designed the brand, all print and the website for 5 Minute Theatre with major help from Colin Brown (Eager Owl), which broadcasts the live performances featured in the project. Although the 24 hour live event has now passed, the filmed performances have been made available to watch again on the 5 Minute Theatre site, you can also check out past 5 Minute Theatre projects here.