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origin stories: scratch night programme
Zoom zoom zoom by Amiya Nagpal, performed by Shreya Chatterjee
Zoom zoom zoom the city swoons — is it nighttime or daytime or another time altogether? An exploratory text-based performance about cities, speed, food, sex, and Spiderman
When the Power Went Off, written and performed by Daniela Cristo, directed by Laura Wohwend, music by Bryan Muñoz
Females in positions of power. What a relevant topic. Yet the woman who was the first and only female president of Colombia struggles to write a speech about it. And she has to deliver it at a conference in London...the next day.
A political satire that follows this imaginary character´s journey to her past, in a desperate attempt to understand the pain, rage and joy of coming from the so called third world.
Bacon, written and performed by Roze Elisa
A standup piece about intergenerational trauma, Auschwitz, and morning routines.
The Window Debacle, written and read by Siddhant Pusdekar
This is an extract from a novel in the works. It is about an India where it is becoming increasingly difficult to speak truth to power and increasingly easy and tempting for a privileged few to close themselves off from the rumblings of social unrest.
Podcast excerpts from Wordly Women
WORLDY WOMEN is a podcast co-hosted by Cecilia Gragnani & Ana Torre about immigrant women and their stories.
"We interview women from all walks of life and talk about how immigration has affected their lives. We decided to start this podcast because we’re both immigrants and the immigrant experience can sometimes be a lonely one. We want our listeners to realise that they’re not alone, that others out there question their identity, their place in the world and struggle to reconcile two and sometimes three cultures. And we believe that by putting these stories out there perhaps we can encourage non-immigrants everywhere to look at us from a different perspective.
In the scratch night, for the first time, we create a live performance event where extracts of the podcast can be listened to in a new environment and under a different light."
You can listen to the podcast on Itunes, Soundcloud & Stitcher
The Nomadic Tribe, photo series by Shreya Tanisha
One of my earliest photographic exhibitions, and exploration into the study of anonymity, identity, the state of nature, and Wonderland. The idea was to play with the boundaries of returning to "as it was meant to be" in postmodernity.
Music by Bryan Muñoz
Tolu; La m (Cumbia/Colombia)
Romance Espanol; Re m (World Music)
Samba-tango m (Jean Peyronnin)
Mi libertand; Rem (Monsieur Periné)
A la mina no voy (Esteban Carreras/Colombia)
Estudio de Bandola (Bambuco/Colombia)
Vals Mesetté: Souvenir de Montreuil/Jean Peyronnin)
Lighting by Marie Dreysse
Evening curated by Aneesha Srinivasan and Emma Jude Harris of Global Origins Theatre
When the Power Went Out:
Writer/Performer: Daniela Cristo
Daniela Cristo is an actor and deviser, trained at RCSSD (BA:Acting, Collaborative and Devised Theatre). Previous credits include the play I Occur Here (CASA Festival 2017-Southwark Playhouse) , A Fantastic Bohemian Opera (Grimeborn Festival 2018- Arcola Theatre), and she will be performing in Remote Access and The Turing Test, as part of in the Sci Fi Theatre Festival 2019 (Pleasance, London). She is currently developing When The Power Went Off to make it a full length play.
Daniela is also co-producing Latinx Scratch, a night of six short plays written by Latin American artists based in London.
Director: Laura Wohwend
Laura is a theatre-maker who trained on the BA: Acting, Collaborative and Devised Theatre at RCSSD. She is currently devising a play for the V&A with Wonky Table Theatre, and her previous work includes The Orphan Stain, for Blacktress Festival 2018 and the R&D for Drink! at The Pleasance, London. As a director, she assisted in A BRIC A BRAC at The Space, London, and is now working to develop When The Power Went Off.
Laura is also an experienced dancer and movement director.
Musician/Deviser: Bryan Muñoz
Bryan is a Colombian classical musician and performer, trained at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Teatro Varasanta. He was part of the filarmonic orchestra of Bogota for 10 years and is currently doing an MA in Performance Practice as Research at RCSSD.
Writer/Performer: Roze Elisa
Roze Elisa is a Dutch actress who graduated from East15 last year, and has worked hard at not having an accent yes please kind sir. She's been writing and making her own work since graduating, her first play premiered at The Actors Centre last September. She particularly enjoys being sarcastic. Is genuinely up for making some great theatre/films.
Zoom Zoom Zoom
Writer: Amiya Nagpal
Amiya is a writer and sometimes-performer based in Dubai. Her written work has been shown in London at Battersea Arts Centre and at Rich Mix, and she’s been on stage in Dubai, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London and once, weirdly, Wakefield. She is also co-creator of Phases Web Series.
She likes airports, cheesecake, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and sunshine. She hates visas and talks about it, constantly. Say hi @__amiya.
Performer: Shreya Tanisha
Shreya Tanisha is a nomadic artist who was born in India and has spent most of her life living in different places. She is currently studying for an MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice (performance/direction) at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Ana Torre is a performer who graduated from Drama Studio London in 2015. Theatre credits include: 'Noise' at the Arcola Theare, 'Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Southwark Playhouse, 'Serpent of the Sea'at Richmix and 'The Castilla Sisters' at the Bread and Roses Theatre.
Cecilia Gragnani is a performer and creator who trained Drama Centre - Central Saint Martins. Since graduating she has been working in theatre, TV and voiceover over. Her first solo show Diary of an Expat was presented at Underbelly receiving praise by audience and critics at EdFringe 2018 (and is currently touring the UK.)
The Window Debacle
Written and read by: Siddhant Pusdekar
Siddhant Pusdekar is currently a PhD student studying ecology at the University of Minnesota, originally from Pune, India. Academia is not anxiety-inducing enough, so he writes prose as a way to explore his questions about social justice and negotiating privilege in a world that is (quickly) taking a turn for the worse.
Tech and Stage Management
Marie Dreysse has a BA in drama from the University of Washington and an MFA in Writing from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She's previously worked as a board op and stage manager back in Seattle. Currently she produces The Write Hour Podcast, a new podcast devoted to new audio drama and will be launching a second podcast later this summer.