Phil is keeping a secret that she might never overcome. Helen is an artist with opportunities but must battle everyone’s expectations. A swan sings…
Desperate to stand out amongst a sea of artists, pressured to exploit her own narrative, Helen compromises a close friendship when she finds inspiration in Phil’s story. But is it possible to tell someone’s story without silencing them along the way?
The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye is a cross-arts show created by an explosive collaboration of female and LGBTQIA+ artists, fusing spoken word, original live music and exceptional performances to tell the story of a friendship complicated by the revelation of trauma.
Linda Bloomsfield, The Albany
‘Innovative and challenging work… Masha is already realising her ambition to create work that addresses difficult important issues and pushes boundaries.’
‘OPIA Collective have created one of the most cohesive pieces of theatre I’ve seen.’
Play 4 POC
Helen / Chorus: Modupe Salu
Philomena / Chorus: Anna Mackay
Swan / Art Director / Chorus: Naomi Gardener
Musician / Chorus: Ben Ramsden
Writer / Director: Masha Kevinovna
Producer: Nikita Karia
Composer: Ben Ramsden
Designer: Cara Evans
Assistant Director / Art Direction: Josie Kyan
Photographer: Idris Rhys
National Youth Theatre, Theatre Peckham, Jacksons Lane and Arts Council of England.
Ceara Dorman, Joy Effiong, Alice Woodhouse, Helena Morais, Oakley Flanagan, Ann Akin, Tiwalade Olulode, Elizabeth Hollingshead, Roberta Livingstone, Madeline Charlemagne, Annie Mwampulo, Olivia Dowd, Lucia Young, Samuelle Durojaiye, Yvonne Shelling, Drew Gregg, Michael Crean, Natasha Simone, Sam O’Byrne, Alisha Artry and Omari Daniel.
OPIA Collective is an art collective of female/ LGBTQIA+ artists whose strengths lie in various art forms such as film-makers, writers, musicians, poets and dancers led by Artistic Director, Masha Kevinvona and Executive Director, Nikita Karia. We have a unique and shared goal to create multidisciplinary work that brings an authentic representation of the female and LGBTQIA+ experience. Our work has been performed, commissioned and developed at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, The Albany, Theatre Peckham and Omnibus Theatre.