Dates and Times
Mon 6 June at 7.30pm
Curated by Barrel Organ
Age guidance 18+
LIVE is a new scratch night curated by Barrel Organ; presenting experimental and non-traditional work that specifically acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.
LIVE2 will be the second night of bold, experimental and uncompromising work that tackles a wide range of issues, agendas and ideas, as well as smaller pieces presented in the foyer and audience feedback like you’ve not seen it before.
Pre-booking is highly recommended due to popular demand.
Featuring work from:
Kim Pearce & Liz Sands (Altered People) – The Season
The Season …is a play about realities, projections, transformations and evidence. It is a play that responds to a stranger than fiction news event with a story of its mediation and the mediation of its mediation.
Jules Orcullo – Fruit
Fruit Swap is a joyous and searching solo performance touching on some of the quirks, realities and peculiarities of living with female sexual dysfunction across cultural borders.
Sam Ward (Yes Yes No No) – 5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist
The true story of five sexual encounters with anonymous men on Craigslist. YESYESNONO is a new company, emerging from the MFA Theatre Directing course at Birkbeck, concerned with exploiting the liveness of theatre to make heartful work that explores issues of identity.
Laura Kurlansky in collaboration with Victoria Watson – Of the Crowd
Of the Crowd is new performance exploring bureaucracy, intimacy and the boundary between human and computer in working environments.
About the Night
As a company, Barrel Organ try to make work that is self-consciously theatrical; plays with the unique ‘liveness’ that theatre offers as an artform; and continually seeks to explore and deconstruct the relationship between performer and spectator. Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company formed in the West Midlands and work collaboratively and collectively to create politically engaged and formally experimental theatre. Barrel Organ are Associate Artists of Camden People’s Theatre. LIVE 1 saw submissions for work from across the UK and will be giving emerging, as well as more established, artists and companies space to test up to 20 minutes of material in front of an audience, and alongside work that Barrel Organ will be scratching.