Border Control is our event dedicated to new writing, where we challenge theatre makers to write short pieces exploring the visible and invisible borders that define our lives.


The work selected for the event is developed by a director and performers throughout one day and presented as rehearsed readings  the same evening. The sharing of the work is followed by reflections from guest speakers and a dynamic talkback with the audience to debate the issues emerging out of the work.


Our first event took place  at The Tron in October 2012 and the writers were asked to respond to the following questions:


What are the personal and political borders dictating our lives?

Are these dividing lines about protection or power?

Who controls them and what might a world without borders actually look like?

The work presented was:

Buildersᅠby Maryam Hamidi

Molly's Webᅠby Molly Bunder and Vickie Beesley

Will of the Peopleᅠby Liam Stewart


Invasive Speciesᅠby Uma Rajah

Bloodline/Borderlineᅠby AlexᅠFthenakis

Cyclesᅠby Katherine Nesbitt


Our return to The Tron in June 2013 was programmed as part of Refugee Week Scotland and was presented in association with SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL + GLASGOW REFUGEE, ASYLUM & MIGRATION NETWORK (GRAMnet)


Tying into Refugee Week Scotland’s theme we asked artists to explore how relationships with borders were impacted and defined by HERITAGE.

What do you choose to bring with you?

And what do you leave behind?


The work presented was:

Golden Slumbers by Graham de Banzie

Compost by Catherine Hoi Yun Chan

The Otherside by Nalini Chetty

The Builders by Maryam Hamidi (an hour long version)



For our upcoming Border Control events, we will release information about how you can apply on the website as well as on Facebook and Twitter.


A Moment's Peace became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2013. Our Charity Number is SC044000.