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New Work Festival 2009

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2009 (Week 2 of Summer Term)

Hosted by The CAPITAL Centre, this festival is an opportunity to experiment with new ideas through a series of scripted, devised and improvised performance events. Alongside this, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon the nature of creating, performing and producing new work for the stage. The unifying theme for this inaugural festival is Recycling: new work inspired by existing materials.

Tickets for events are free of charge, but are however limited. To register for events please click on the links below.

Friday 1st May

10am Shakespeare: Page to Stage (Studio; tutor Paul Prescott)

A re-reading of The Tempest.

Noon Drama, Performance and Identity (Studio; tutor Nick Monk)

Three new pieces responding theory.

2pm Sunday's Child (Rehearsal Room, tutor Paul Raffield)

A play by lawyers.

3pm Passing On (Studio; dir. Claudette Bryanston)

Followed by a post-show discussion about the role of research within the creative process. More information.

6pm Nick (Rehearsal Room; by Sam Kinchin-Smith)

A play about a Nick Cave impersonator.

Saturday 2nd May

Noon The Lands That Disappears (Studio; Oxford Youth Theatre)

A play by John Nicholson of Peepolykus.

1.30pm Neighbourhood Watch (Rehearsal Room; Jenny Mills)

A contemporary re-telling of Aeschylus.

3pm The Persephone Project  (Studio; Fail Better) 

Ovid. Golding. Beckett. ?

4pm Devising workshop (Studio; open event)

Make a play in two hours!

6pm 'World Premiere' (working title) (Studio; open event)

A new piece of theatre created during the devising workshop.

7pm Development (Forum: Devising, Directing, Producing)

A discussion about the development of new work for the stage.

Sunday 3rd May

Noon Avalanches (Studio; by Sam Sedgman)

Canadian myth, print journalism, photography, playwrighting.

2pm Experiments (Rehearsal Room; open event)

Bring your texts or ideas to an open space.

4pm Camille and Perdican (Studio; dir. Maria Dimitrova)

A new version of 'On ne badine pas avec l'amour'.

5pm Evaluation (Forum: Creating, Writing, Performing)

A discussion evaluating the creative potential of performance.

6pm The Persephone Project (Studio; Fail Better)

Ovid. Golding. Beckett. ?

7pm Evening reception (by invitation only)



Festival Flyer

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