Based in Solihull in the West Midlands, Free Spirit Theatre focuses on original works by emerging writers. Their past plays have included Drugged Love by Kitty Harper and Battle of the Exes by Kathryn Bakewell.
For their upcoming show, Free Spirit put out a request for dialogue samples of new works. After receiving more than 300 submissions from around the world, they requested 60 full scripts, including Dark Night of the Soul.
The play is a fresh new take on the story of Joan of Arc that explores how people deal with crises of faith. Nittany Theatre at the Barn chose the play as the winner of the 2017 Theatre of the First Amendment Play Festival, and it received readings in Pennsylvania and Florida, but it has yet to be fully produced.
I'm excited that Free Spirit is considering the piece. It would be great to see it performed in the UK!