THE ENCHANTMENT, 2017

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Here Arts Centre, 145 6th Ave, New York

June 28th – July 22nd

Louise, a young woman from rural Sweden, arrives in Paris at the height of the Belle Epoque. Swept up in all this magical world has to offer, she soon falls under the spell of the city’s most revered sculptor. Torn between liberation and tradition, fantasy and reality, Louise begins to question whether the life she has always known is really the life she wants to live.

Ducdame Ensemble presents the North American premiere of this Scandinavian classic: a semi-autobiographical play written by the real woman who inspired both Hedda Gabler and Miss Julie.

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TESTAMENT, 2017

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The Vaults, London

“My daddy wasn’t nobody – you think I care you the Son of God?”

A man whose father tried to sacrifice him.
Two sisters with a dark family secret.
A man on death row whose cell mate claims to be the Messiah.

TESTAMENT presents four overlooked Bible characters – a ragtag group of women, children, outcasts and thieves – and resets them in modern day America, giving these unknown voices a chance to finally tell their side of the story. Featuring a haunting live score of gospel and blues, TESTAMENT is a compelling and human exploration of the dark underside of The Greatest Story Ever Told.

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STATES OF EMERGENCY, 2017

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New Diorama, London 

This St George’s Day, Right Mess is inviting artists, writers and performers to look at what our sense of identity and belonging means in an age of rising nationalism. How much are we defined by the places we come from? And how does that identity interact with politics?

Right Mess believe in hearing as wide a range of voices as possible, and we believe politically engaged theatre needs to listen as well as preach. To that end, we bring together artists with charities, experts and those with personal experience to make work that addresses the problems we face as a society.

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IN RESPONSE TO… THE ORLANDO ATTACK, 2016

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St James Theatre, London

In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, Theatre Renegade presented a night to come together and raise our voices; in memory, in protest, in solidarity.

The night featured a mixture of new pieces written in direct response to the tragedy, performances of pre-written texts and musical performances, all selected to honour and commemorate the victims at Pulse nightclub.

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THE MINIATURISTS, 2016/2017

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The Arcola Theatre, London

The Miniaturists is a growing group of playwrights and other theatre workers interested in the possibilities of the short play. We stage a regular writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short but perfectly formed plays. Every show is packed with 5 original pieces from an array of talented writers, new and established. Each piece is no longer than twenty minutes, and the dizzying mix makes every event as various and unpredictable as life itself.

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COURTING DRAMA, 2015/2016

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Southwark Playhouse, London

Ten handpicked writers and directors speed date to find a new collaborative partner that will help them bring a twenty minute piece of new writing to life.

Courting Drama showcases four new collaborative partners and the four pieces that they create and mould together over a two-week period. Did they meet their creative soulmate or want to rip each other’s hair out?

Previous writers and directors involved have worked with/are working with companies such as: the Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre, Hightide, the Lowry, Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre and Punchdrunk. Several of the writers we work with have won or been finaists for awards including: Olivier Award, the Bruntwood Prize, Verity Bargate Award and the George Devine Award.

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