We're excited to announce that Laura and Ash will be facilitating The Committee at The Yard theatre, London throughout 2020.
The Committee is The Yard's programme for 15-19 year olds, bringing together young people from Tower Hamlets and Hackney with the potential to shape the performance world.
We're going to be working together to consider The Yard's new capital project so that we can collaboratively envision the theatre of the future. Expect more updates throughout the year on what the group are getting up to!
It has been such a wild year...artistically, politically, emotionally!...so thought we should do a round of everything we've worked on in 2019 to feel lovely about what we've achieved.
Let's start this off with a lovely Christmas photo of the artists we're working with now:
OK now on to the review...
Projects worked on in 2019:
Greg Wohead - Call it a Day
Catherine Hoffmann - Cyst-er Act
Brian Lobel - BINGE
Brian Lobel - 24 Italian Songs and Arias
Rachael Young - NIGHTCLUBBING
Rachael Young - OUT
Dan Watson - VENUS
La JohnJoseph - A Generous Lover
La JohnJoseph - A Warning from Socrates
Emma Frankland - We Dig
Nando Messias - The Pink Supper
Marikiscrycrycry - He's Dead
Other cool stuff that happened this year:
Laura became Deputy Chair of Home Live Art Board, got a place on the GENERATE British Council programme and got a Jerwood bursary for some training and coaching.
Ash started working with all of the artists from July, being a literal baby angel by writing loads of applications, creating approximately 1 million tour packs and keeping Laura mostly sane!
So overall, it's not surprising we're pretty tired and looking forward to the festive break. Everyone has been bloody smashing it this year, and we are so pleased that we could be part of it.
Here's to 2020 - it's already shaping up to be a doozy!
Rachael will be presenting OUT at Cardiff Dance Festival for one night only on Sunday 17th November, with Malik performing. More information and ticket info here.
After failing to win numerous awards and after many unsuccessful funding applications, 24 Italian Songs and Arias is a recital, an opera, a gathering for (and by) those whose best isn’t always enough.
Brian failed to get into the New York State Choir. Acclaimed Soprano Gweneth-Ann Rand (4.48 Psychosis, Royal Opera House; Aida, English National Opera) failed to win at Cardiff Singer of the World. These two magnificent failures have joined forces to create a show about trying your best, aiming to please and how we ever know if we are ‘good enough’.
Nando's new work, commissioned by The Library of Performing Rights and LADA, is an artistic response to the ever more pressing question: How can artists react ethically to social injustice?
The Pink Supper has developed into an exploration of ethics in performance, an urgent artistic quest for red-hot honesty. As the world’s politics turn to reactionary populism, Nando turns to shocking pink.
Join Nando in his world of lavish symbolism, profound spectacle, adoring icons who let you down, insistent sincerity and his unique elegant rage.
Dress code: angry pink …but only if that feels really you.
Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm
Raven Row, E1 7LS
Tickets available here.
Also, join Nando for a Long Table discussion on being in exile, leaving home, LGBTQI+ human rights and social justice on Friday 8th November, also at Raven Row. This will be an opportunity to view the performance traces from the previous evening, where you can see the commissioned ceramic plates made by Nando and Aga Robak.
Tickets for the long table are available here.
Rachael will be bringing NIGHTCLUBBING to Liverpool for Homotopia on 6th November. More information and details on how to purchase tickets can be found here.
Malik Nashad Sharpe presented parts of He's Dead with Gareth Chambers at Block Universe as part of a special programme in Lukenwalde, Germany. Here's a video captured at the festival.
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