Dates and Times
Tue 23 Oct at 9pm
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Presented by Catherine Dyson, Theatr Iolo & The Riverfront
Written and performed by Catherine Dyson, in collaboration with Andy Smith and Lewis Gibson. Funny, fearless and frightening, Transporter explores themes of identity, difference, conflict, and what it means to come or not come from somewhere.
Transporter tells the story of Maya, a girl who is constantly on the move. We meet Maya as she stands on the threshold of a new house in an ordinary city. From this everyday moment an epic story is woven, spanning decades and continents. Maya – forever thirteen – is both ordinary and extraordinary; schoolgirl, time traveller, shaman. Tales of classroom conflicts, flights across deserts, ice cream dreams and thwarted revolutions weave together, and the local and the global, the personal and political collide.
Developed through Theatr Iolo’s artist development programme, Platfform, Transporter was born out of conversations with young people from the city of Newport, South Wales. In a year that witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire, an unprecedented rise in homeless families in the UK, and entire populations on the move, together we considered the questions: What does home mean? Is there a safe place left on Earth? How do we navigate our way through a world that appears to be in ruins?
Supported by Arts Council Wales and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
This is a preview performance.
About the Company
Catherine Dyson is a writer, deviser and performer. She is Associate Artist with RedCape Theatre. Andy Smith is a writer, theatre artist and lecturer. He is a frequent collaborator with Tim Crouch. Lewis Gibson is a sound designer. He is associate member of Uninvited Guests and longterm collaborator with Graeae.
Image credit: (c) Joely Dean