Coming soon … THERE’S A CITY IN MY MIND
First written and produced as part of ATA’s public season in 2011, this fictionalised account of the events leading up to the ‘Siege of Waco’ is radically reimagined as an immersive, promenade performance for Rose Bruford College’s Lamorbey House.
Featuring an international company of 30 actors and musicians.
Thursday 20th April at 6.30pm
Friday 21st April at 6.30pm
Saturday 22nd April at 6.30pm
Details of how to book shortly.
Following the success in January of Old Sole’s production of Homestead at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, the company will return to the venue in the New Year to stage the professional premiere of Glockenspiel.
The play explores the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan from the perspective of the home front: the alliances formed by those left behind and the sense of betrayal and rage that undermines trust, support and hope. While tackling issues of race, class and sex, the play also celebrates the humour and spirit of ordinary people trapped in an extraordinary situation. Old Sole’s production will run from the 4th to 14th of January 2017.
For further information visit https://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/glockenspiel
This short you tube video showcases production work from the American Theatre Arts’ annual productions, featuring extracts from Steven’s plays HOMESTEAD and THIS DIVIDED EARTH and others he has directed in collaboration with Rose Bruford College’s School of Design, Management and Technical Arts.
Be one of the first fifty readers to gain free access to an extensive account of the premiere production of Strange Fruit , Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in America’s Deep South.
The article is an analysis of how the transplanting of the location of The Cherry Orchard from Russia to America; the adaptation of the text for a site-specific, multi-audience promenade production; and a strict adherence to Chekhov’s insistence that the comedic and farcical elements of the play be given their full due, all contributed to fulfilling the project’s educational brief of training student performers, designers and technicians in the conventions of ‘ensemble’ theatre. The particular focus lies in the portrayal of African-American characters and their Russian counterparts, drawing on biographical sources highlighting Chekhov’s personal experience of the legacy of serfdom and historical accounts by former slaves in the immediate post-American Civil War years.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE: Stanislavski Studies, October 2016
Homestead gets an outing in America’s Deep South with a week of staged readings this September at Clemson University’s Bellamy Theatre.
The play is based on Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, reimagined in the Texas of the 1950s. Directed by Rick St Peter for the Clemson Players, for further details please visit:
Old Sole is an emerging theatre production company, founded by James Neale and Jon Parry in 2014.
Steven’s play Kolonists, a portrayal of post-Soviet Russian nationalism, is the subject of a scholarly article by Professor Nesta Jones in the current edition of Stanislavski Studies – the journal of the Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College, Continue Reading →