FREE – this event will be BSL Interpreted and Captioned
Thursday 26 November, 6pm-7pm (via ZOOM)
China Plate, Caroline Horton & Co and Pound Arts have co-curated a series of panel discussions around the themes of making work as an artist during the pandemic, discovering ways to make digital content, exploring new technologies and our aspirations for making work in the future, particularly around mental health themes.
The panels will take place during the launch week of Caroline’s new pieces of work based on her live show All of Me (the possibility of future splendour). From Monday 23 November audiences will be able to experience both audio and Twine versions of the original show (Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories online) from chinaplatetheatre.com
All of Me (the possibility of future splendour) is the grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, multi-award-winning stage show. An intimate, absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark.
Please click on the Book Now button below to book a place and join the conversation. They will both be hosted on ZOOM and a link will be sent to you during the week of the event.
Adapting live to digital and making work during the Covid 19 Pandemic
Caroline Horton is a theatre maker, performer, writer and director whose work has toured internationally since 2010. She was nominated for a 2013 Olivier Award for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, which won The Stage Award’s Best Solo Performer when it opened in 2010. Other work for stage includes Mess (Traverse Theatre, The Stage Award 2012), Islands (Bush Theatre and British Council Showcase), Tranklements (New Vic), Penelope RETOLD (Derby Theatre) and Muckers (the egg, Bath and Conde Duque, Madrid). Caroline’s latest show All of Me, opened in Edinburgh in 2019, winning the Mental Health Fringe Award and a Stage Award before transferring to The Yard, London, the UK tour has been postponed due to Covid. She is currently working on commissions for Coventry 2021 and Corn Exchange Newbury, and developing a sequel to her first show You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy with support from Arts Council England.
Alex is the co-creator and Director of All of Me: The Twine and the Director of All of Me: The Audio as well as the stage show. Alex is a performer, director and theatre-maker. Directing for theatre includes: How to Win Against History (Young Vic and tour), Mess (Traverse Theatre abd tour), An Injury (Ovalhouse), Heads Up (Summerhall, Edinburgh and tour), Luca Rutherford’s Political Party (ARC Stockton and tour), Instructions For Border Crossing (Summerhall and tour), Me & Mr C (Ovalhouse, Alphabetti Theatre and tour), Fat Man (Vault Festival and tour), Error 404 (Polka Theatre and tour), I Told You This Would Happen (ARC Stockton and tour) and Puffball (BAC and The Yard Theatre) He is the Artistic Director at Permanent Red and Associate Artist at Daedalus Theatre Company.
Helen Goalen aka Rash Dash. We make art. Mostly we make theatre, but not always. We always care about what the project is saying and what it is for. We take it very personally. It is about big Political / Social phenomena, and it is about Us. Increasingly our work is also about culture and theatre and how culture and theatre reflect and affect the world. We work with music, dance and theatre because we believe this can speak to an audience in the most rich, delicious, complex way. The performer and performance is always central – the words, the moving, the voice, the rawness, the feelings, the work, the pleasure, the pain. We want to see craft and skill and HARD WORK. We want to see REAL THINGS HAPPEN.
We won’t pretend we’re not pretending. We want to see things that are private. We want to delve into the subconscious. We will play with EXTREMES. We want to be TRANSPORTED.
Our work is about the SENSUAL EXPERIENCE of being a body, as well as the CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE of being a brain. We know things in our toes, our knees, our ribs as well as in our heads.
We are women and we talk, move, write and make as women. That’s important. We are furious and radical and hopeful. That’s important. We are friendly, but scary creatures live under the surface. We want to show you a really good time. All of this might change in a minute. At the moment it’s true.
Don’t Go Back to Sleep: The Lockdown Album – a verbatim, concept album. RashDash give voice to 18 people around the world – a mother in Milan, a professor in Britain , a student in China, a filmmaker in Kenya – sampling interviews and weaving text from transcripts into songs to shine a light on the personal and political, the anxieties, realisations, and moments of joy when we find ourselves confined to our own homes.
Supported by Slung Low, Paines Plough, HOME, Allan Wilson, and anyone who donated to the crowdfund set up by Charlotte Bennett
Lorna Rees aka Gobbledegook make innovative, cross-artform work for unusual places. With theatre at its core, our live performance, music and installation work is frequently inspired by Earth Sciences, and almost always takes place outdoors. As theatre artists our guiding principal is to create or facilitate work which ‘renders the familiar strange’ for audiences – be it on a seafront promenade, in public gardens, festival fields, school corridors or playgrounds. We believe very strongly in play for people of all ages; the link between theatre, playing and making stories is very close indeed. This year, 2020, we were meant to be touring two shows, Ear Trumpet and Cloudscapes, as well as making a new show, Geophonic. However, due to Lockdown, we’ve been working differently on various Lockdown projects. We also believe strongly in the power of Disruption and Joy.
CLOUDSCAPES at Home was redeveloped during Lockdown in 2020 with assistance from 101 Creation Space, Pound Arts and Arts Council England. Pop on your headphones and listen to the 20 minute Cloudscapes podcast – made specially for cloudgazing in a time of Covid. Lorna will soothe you with her personal musings on cloud formation interspersed with stories about her relationship with the troposphere and reflections on the journey of a lifetime she took, accompanied by her father.
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China Plate works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to develop, make and present engaging, adventurous and accessible new work. China Plate are resident Associate Producers at Warwick Arts Centre.
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