Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Wed 11 Jul 12 @ 16:20
A FREE EVENING OF SPOKEN WORD, CONVERSATION AND PERFORMANCE
FROM THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND
Eilidh Daniels, Catriona Lexy Campbell, Martin O'Connor, Adura Onashile, Deborah Hannan, Rob Jones and Sarah Macdonald
Supported by Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership
Seven up and coming National Theatre of Scotland artists will be showcasing their work at a FREE evening of performance at the CCA on 20th July from 6.30pm.
Each of the artists has won a place on the Company's prestigious Bank of Scotland Emerge Programme, which annually supports emerging talent, enabling artists to develop their potential.
In the first of a series of intimate events, these artists are willing to share their work at its earliest stage and or talk about their placements with the Company.
This year the artists and directors are: Eilidh Daniels, Catriona Lexy Campbell, Martin O'Connor, Adura Onashile, Deborah Hannan, Rob Jones and Sarah Macdonald.
EMERGE is curated by Caroline Newall, Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland. Audiences are invited to join the Artistic Development team and artists at the CCA, to sample the work, express their opinions and carry on the conversation in the bar afterwards.
The evening will feature new work performed in Scots, English and Gaelic.
Zona Morriaté, written and performed by Eilidh Daniels; a tale about show business, fame and delusion. Performed in Gaelic for a Gaelic and non-Gaelic speaking audience.
Hela, written, performed and introduced by Adura Onashile. A solo work in progress exploring the extraordinary life of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells accidentally became one of the most important tools in medicine. Hela is pre-recorded and will be broadcast at the event.
A Story for a Storm, written and performed by Catriona Lexy Campbell in Gaelic. Handed down through generations of her family, Catriona tells the story of the day her great-great Aunt met the notorious murderer, Mac an t-Sronaich, on the moor on the Isle of Lewis. A story told by candlelight, a story for a storm.
Theology - a diptych of spoken word pieces by Martin O'Connor, celebrating the poetry of the Glaswegian dialect. At EMERGE Martin will perform the first stage, A Govan of the Mind (inspired by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's A Coney Island of the Mind). Martin has set out to discover an oral history of Glasgow using found language and spoken word to explore industry, Empire, unemployment and familial ties.
Rob Jones, and Debbie Hannan will talk about their experiences working behind the scenes on the sell-out National Theatre of Scotland hits Macbeth andEnquirer and Sarah MacDonald looks forward to working on Glasgow Girls, the musical, coming to the Citizens in the autumn.
Venue, date & time: CCA, Glasgow on 20 July at 6.30pm
Booking: Free but ticketed. 0141 352 4900/ www.cca-glasgow.com
Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, National Theatre of Scotland said: "The National Theatre of Scotland's success over the last six years has been built on the talent of Scottish artists who remain at the heart of our organisation. Bank of Scotland's Emerge Programme at the National Theatre of Scotland is a vital organisational resource that helps us identify and nurture emerging and diversifying artists. We are committed to enabling a new generation of theatre-makers to become key players in Scotland's successful cultural future. Our Pioneering Partnership with Bank of Scotland is spread across all aspects our Company's programme of work and empowers us to achieve greater experiences and opportunities for the people of Scotland.
Susan Rice, Managing Director, Lloyds Banking Group Scotland says: "Through Bank of Scotland's Pioneering Partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland, we support the next generation of theatrical talent. We're always excited when we meet one of these new directors or aspiring artists; for some, our support is the only way they can manage to continue learning and gaining experience. It's truly gratifying to be part of their journey with this focus on emerging talent, which sits in the core of our relationship with the National Theatre of Scotland"'