New Virtual Theatre Project From Black Sheep Collective
Alcestis by Euripides ...
POSTED BY GEORGIA TILLERY-RANDAK ON 03/07/2020 @ 8:00AM
The Arts Industry has taken quite a hit from the Coronavirus pandemic. Here at Black Sheep Collective, we have been trying to come up with new and innovative ways to develop and adapt our work to suit the ever-changing climate ...
Come and join the Black Sheep Collective's latest virtual theatre project!
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We have been awarded an Arts Council England grant to be able to facilitate an online rehearsal period for a new production to be performed once lockdown measures have been relaxed.
We will be developing and rehearsing a Greek play 'Alcestis' by Euripides, translated by Ted Hughes to an online platform; taking this traditional play and giving it a Black Sheep twist!
Alcestis tells the story of King Admetus who is to be executed. His friend Apollo tricks the Fates into allowing Admetus to live if someone else should voluntarily take his place. But no one is willing to sacrifice themselves for the King, except his wife Alcestis. The play explores love, sacrifice and the consequences of this.
We will provide a collaborative, creative and safe rehearsal space where performers will explore the play. You will be taught new skills from invited industry practitioners and will develop the play in preparation for a performance in the Autumn.
We would love to be able to perform it in an outdoor space, staying true to traditional Greek theatre and values with a modern twist. This will happen when we can safely do so of course.
We are inviting anyone who would like to participate to attend a group workshop session where we will be exploring the play, plot and themes. This also gives you an overview of the project and what your involvement and commitment would be.
"You don't need to be familiar with the play, or have any previous
experience of Greek Theatre!"
Our first workshop will take place on Monday 6th July 7pm until 9pm over Zoom. If you are unable to make this date but would still be interested in taking part we can accommodate a second workshop date.
If you are interested in taking part in our initial workshop please get in touch.
Until next time ...
Would you like to know more?
If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to join our virtual workshop via Zoom, call us on 01908 804257, do leave a comment below, or chat to us using the Messenger box you can see in the bottom right of your browser. We'd love to hear from you.
About Georgia Tillery-Randak ...
Georgia grew up in Milton Keynes interested in drama and performance from a young age. She left MK to attend LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) where she studied Community Drama.
During her time in Liverpool, she absorbed the Arts and Culture scene of the city and feel in love with vibrancy and diversity of the arts there. She also studied at ITI (International Theatre Institute) in Singapore where she observed and researched mime and physical theatre as part of a placement.
On returning to Milton Keynes after graduating, along with Danny, they set up Black Sheep Collective CIC in order to fill the gap in the arts scene of Milton Keynes.
Since setting up the organisation, Georgia has written and directed several fringe theatre shows including 'Where's Alice?' and 'Who's Alice?' a twisted adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and most recently 'The Cagebirds' by David Campton. She has established her own style of work nurturing and guiding young talent. She manages and facilitates the Black Sheep creative learning and community outreach program both in Milton Keynes and Northampton.
Georgia is always striving to push the boundaries with her work, allowing opportunities for an audience to question and challenge their beliefs also with an alternative dark twist.
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