I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer!
Weâ€™ve been planning things for the future of the Green Theatre Project and we are very excited to announce our next project and our new name!
We are excited to announce a new, small-scale project that will take place in September. We hope to announce an even bigger project for the autumn taking place around October to December time. So if you canâ€™t participate in this project, hopefully you can be involved in our autumn one.
Weâ€™ve received a bit of funding from V volunteer organisation to do a small devised outdoor performance around principles of the Olympics, namely culture and environment. Unfortunately, the funding stimulates the participants must be volunteers between the ages for 16-25. (Sorry to all our more seasoned performers, but the autumn project should be open to everyone.)
We will be devising a piece to be performed at King Henryâ€™s Walk Garden (www.khwgarden.org.uk) in Islington for their Flower and Produce Show on September 25th. It will be an interactive piece, spread out in the garden and forest space. It will look at celebrating the work of KHWG and urban gardening in general as well as looking at issues of food production, localism, biodiversity, beekeeping and the history of green spaces in London. We are keen to take inspiration from a variety of places including songs, games, stories, history, literature and real life accounts. We will also be experimenting with unconventional forms of theatre for this piece to really play and have fun with the audience. King Henry’s Walk Garden is a really interesting and beautiful space with loads of potential. It is all run by volunteers and set up as a community green space where people can grow their own food or just enjoy nature. This is a unique opportunity to work on an intimate but exciting new piece and explore relevant issues in a fun way.
We are looking for 5 performers/devisers as well as 3 creatives (designers, dramaturgy, etc.).
We will be able to pay travel expenses (a travel card a day) and provide refreshments at rehearsals. We also have a small set/props/costume budget as well as marketing and rehearsal space budget.
The rehearsals will be the following:
- Thursday, Sept. 2 6:30-9:30pm at KHWG
- Saturday, Sept. 4 12-3
- Tuesday, Sept. 7 6:30-9:30
- Thursday, Sept. 9 6:30-9:30
- Tuesday, Sept. 14 6:30-9:30
- Thursday, Sept. 16 6:30-9:30
- Tuesday, Sept. 21 6:30-9:30
- Thursday, Sept 23 6:30-9:30
- Performance 25th September, 11-6pm
Most of the rehearsals will take place in a meeting room at KHWG, or a location in the Islington/Hackney area.
If you are available and would like to be involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 by 5:00pm.
In other news….
To match our new phase of development we have a new name: Green Stage! Look out for a website soon!
-Lisa and Rosie