The Fence is an international network for working playwrights and people who make playwriting happen across Europe and beyond.
Established in October 2003, the network comprises over 200 members from 50 countries.
The Fence is founded on three core principles:
The Fence runs network meetings twice yearly, but also works in a variety of modes with Fence members collaborating on diverse initiatives.
Fence meetings typically feature 15-50 visitor members, combining with up to a similar number of home-based members. They focus on the following key areas:
Fence meetings can happen as part of theatre festivals, and also as writing retreats.
The Fence can offer:
From February 28 to March 3, 2017, The Ethnic Kitchen organised a meeting of The Fence members in Rokiškis, Lithuania as part of the 33rd annual festival of Lithuanian professional theatres “Vaidiname žemdirbiams” (“Performing for Farmers” in English). The goal of the meeting was community empowerment by means of workshops and interactive seminars led by theatre professionals from England, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, the USA, France, Bulgaria, Iran, Algeria, etc.