Friday, 6 November 2009

Congratulations Simorgh

The Crane by Red Earth Theatre Photo: Robert Day

Simorgh
a network supporting access and inclusion in the arts

Simorgh is:

Red Earth Theatre
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester
and Shysters, Coventry

Simorgh has been awarded funding from the Cultural Leadership Programme's - Meeting the Challenge

In The Conference of the Birds, a 12th Century epic poem from Persia, the Simorgh is the much sought after and idealised leader. In this allegory, a group of birds embark on a quest to find the Simorgh. After a long and dangerous journey the group discovers the truth about leadership: that it comes from within themselves and is shared.




Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Storytelling

Photo: Hollis.

Lisa-Ann Williams as Lottie in Red Earth Theatre's 'The Last Balloon' a co-production with Speakeasy and Nottingham Playhouse Roundabout.

"The secret of storytelling amongst the poor is the conviction that stories are told so that they may be listened to elsewhere, where somebody, or perhaps a legion of people, know better than the storyteller or the story’s protagonists, what life means. The powerful can’t tell stories: boasts are the opposite of stories, and any story however mild has to be fearless and the powerful today live nervously". John Berger

"The secret of storytelling amongst the poor is the conviction that stories are told so that they may be listened to elsewhere, where somebody, or perhaps a legion of people, know better than the storyteller or the story’s protagonists, what life means. The powerful can’t tell stories: boasts are the opposite of stories, and any story however mild has to be fearless and the powerful today live nervously".

John Berger


Thursday, 15 October 2009

Five Day Theatre - the new journaiism

Five Day Theatre

* 30 minute, comedy theatre
* made and performed in five days flat
* political
* satirical
* performed in the street, council house chambers, in theatre foyers, parks or in your sitting room
* up to the wire
* up to date

It's the new journalism

for details email:
wendy@redearththeatre.com

Safe as Houses

In development...
SAFE AS HOUSES an interactive memoir of migration and belonging

a site specific show exploring cultural and culinary histories, recipes and stories
"feeling settled comes not from putting down roots but from taking up a pot and creating a feast that tastes and smells of home"
In the mix:
professional and community performers
food, conversation, music, dance
for more information email: admin@redearththeatre.com

Big Nose - a Deaf comic opera

In development...
Big Nose - a pocket opera in
signs
words
& music

based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac

a mischievous look at the conventions of classical opera from a deaf perspective

new technology to enhance the emotional content of music

an interactive environment within a theatre space

creative use of caption/stagetext as part of the scenographic design

for more information email: admin@redearththeatre.com

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Welcome to Red Earth Theatre Blog



Red Earth Theatre blog now online.