Thank you to everyone, both audience and applicants, who attended the Members’ Pitch Night on August 17. It was an excellent evening, full of fantastic ideas and exciting potential projects!
The 2019 Members’ Show will be chosen via a co-operative voting process. We are taking a summary of each pitch into every Shopfront Workshop, from the 8 – 11’s through to Harness and Voice of Shopfront, so that you can vote for the projects you want to see next year.
HOW DOES THE VOTING PROCESS WORK?
- Each Shopfront Workshop will get a vote (one collective vote per Workshop), this will be decided by a majority vote within the Workshop.
- The Artistic Team, Voice of Shopfront, and last years’ Member Production Alum, Nicole Pingon, will each get a vote.
- You can come see the chosen show next year!
For those of you who missed out, here is a summary of the six pitches we had on the night. Which one do you like best?
Explores the experience of actors from marginalised backgrounds, via a satirical theatre piece set up as a live TV interview.
- Explores the inherent prejudices and judgements actors from marginalised backgrounds experience as soon as their bodies are seen on stage.
- Self-reflexive work where actors alternate between playing characters and acting as themselves to unpack how the audience sees them.
- Theatre-maker has background of social & disability advocacy and would like to create the work to inspire not only social change but challenge modes of thinking within the performing arts world.
- Working with a diverse team of creatives.
A campy, zombie apocalypse film, set live on stage. Explores what would happen if sexism became an illness and led to hordes of zombies roaming the streets. Told through the lens of three female best friends.
- Explores power dynamics and double standards often experienced in various relationships (work, familial, romantic) and how these shift depending on the gender of those involved.
- Will be filmed live on stage with the film projected in the space. Campy gore effects and fight sequences.
- Stage is a giant kitty litter box.
- Comedic and light in presentation with feminist undertones, in light of the recent #me too movement and the shifting millennial female experience.
Post-dramatic, devised theatre piece exploring mental health issues, survival and the world at large.
- Combines elements of movement, dance, sensory experience, and storytelling to create a series of moments the audience moves between.
- Has a previous development and will be redeveloped from this.
- Theatre-maker hopes to create a call to action in their audience and avoid passive viewership.
A hybrid dance/theatre work that explores the impact phones, online dating, cyberbullying and social media has on our mental health and our lives.
- Four performers and other characters as voice over.
- Promenade performance i.e.audience moves with the performers from set to set.
- Social media world projected onto stage.
- Dialoge and dance integrated in the piece, dance used to show movement from space to space and serve as the character’s escape.
- Lyrics and songs help to tell the story.
Devised physical theatre work that explores our fight or flight response in a corporate world.
- A look at the stressors our competitive, capitalistic, modern life puts on our bodies and minds.
- Features two performers whose interactions deteriorate to base animalistic forms, oriented by a David-Attenborough-esque voiceover in order to blur the lines between whether we see the performers as humans or manifestations of their primordial lizard brains.
- The artist hopes to remind us that these situations aren’t life threatening and we should take time for ourselves to gather and reflect.
Features performers of a diverse cultural background in a collaborative, devised theatre piece exploring the body as a signifier of personal heritage and the generational gaps in understanding one’s own culture.
- Raises questions of how the audience’s responsibility to the past connects to where they’re from, how they grew up, and their family’s background.
- Speaks to a ‘purgatory’ of ‘unknowing’ regarding one’s family history and family one will never know, told through a theatrical series of memories and vignettes.
- Motivated by movement, cultural songs, and symbolic and practical actions.
- The artist hopes to explore the body as a product of history; of tribes, war, generational trauma and land.