POWER x RESISTANCE is all about exploring power within theatre, society and ourselves.
Check out this amazing week of events including a solo show by Natasha Brown called I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST.
by Natasha Brown
I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST
directed by Abigail Sewell
No one man should have all that power...
Tash is a simple girl. Except she’s not. She’s Black. She’s a woman. She’s Queer. And in the world of university and 'identity politics', that’s anything but simple. It’s powerful.
When it’s time for student elections, Tash ticks all the boxes to take her to the top...apart from one - she's not that great at speaking her mind. Luckily, there's a controversial rapper who knows all about that.
I AM [NOT] KANYE WEST is a hilarious and provocative solo show that asks how much of ourselves are we willing to lose in order to win.
Free EventsDirecting with Lynette Linton & Lakesha Arie-Angelo
Tuesday 03 March - 3pm - 4.30pm
Join directors Lynette Linton (Bush Theatre) and Lakesha Arie-Angelo (Soho Theatre) in an informal chat about all things directing. This is your opportunity to ask questions and advice from two of the best directors in the industry in a laid-back setting.
Producing with Nic Connaughton
Thursday 05 March - 2pm - 4.30pm
Thinking of bringing your show to the Edinburgh Fringe 2020 or mounting a production at one of London's many amazing Off-West-End venues? Offering a practical introduction to venues, the costs and considerations you should make when preparing for the Fringe Festivals or London runs.
Dramaturgy with Clare Slater
Thursday 05 March - 4.30pm - 5.30pm
An informal Q&A session with Clare Slater, Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse, on how to develop new writing for the stage, from first draft through to press night. All welcome but may appeal most to directors, writers and dramaturgs. Please come armed with your questions!
Group coaching with Ana Baldaia
Friday 06 March – 3pm - 4:30pm
In this coaching session we will explore the power of vision and gain some clarity on our deepest purpose and motivation. We will look into beliefs, and how our behaviours are a result of the way we perceive our own potential. We will look into resistance and how to better manage the inner critic, rejection and self sabotage.
Through a variety of hands on exercises, we will focus on how to take care of our energy and the habits which helps us overcome resistance to allow ourselves to master our power.
Saturday 7th March, 2.30-5.30pm
Join us for an afternoon of radical discussion.
Theatre Utopia is a free event for theatre workers and students to discuss big ideas of utopia and what steps both large and small we need to take in order to get there.
It might be through radical organising through unions such as Equity and BECTU; it might be through focusing on how to break down hierarchies in institutions; we may debate the effectiveness of artistic director elections or unlimited development time. We may focus more broadly on our political landscape and demand policies like free childcare, a living wage for all, sustainability, getting rid of tuition fees and 100% accessible buildings. We want to think about ideas big and small and organise practically how we can get there.
The format of the event consists of speakers and group discussions in an open space format. Speakers to be announced.
This event is free but ticketed.