Playwrights Studio Scotland and The Arches present
Tue 11 Jun 2013 | 7.30pm-8.30pm (+ discussion in bar) | £3.50
Presented by the Arches and Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, Crossing The Lines is a scratch-style event which sees artists of all kinds perform their versions of a contemporary play, before moving to the bar for audience feedback and discussion. This will be facilitated by Arches/Untitled Projects‘ Playwright in Residence (and former Crossing The Lines participant) Alan McKendrick.
- Heather Marshall will perform a version of Rob Drummond’s Gag, exploring the text through interactive theatre. Gag was first performed at Arches LIVE in 2007.
- Kevin Carr will re-work David Greig’s award-winning play Pyrenees in a cabaret style. Pyrenees was first performed at The Tron in 2005, going on to win a TMA award for Best New Play, as well as a German translation.
- Emily Reutlinger will reinterpret David Greig‘s Ramallah, a 10 minute piece about his time in Ramallah, written for a one night event at The Royal Court.
We are looking for artists from all disciplines who want to work with text in new and exciting ways. Pieces should be around 10-15 minutes long. They don’t have to be finished or polished – it’s more to do with a fresh, radical approach.
We already have a group of willing, produced and published playwrights who would love for their work to be interpreted by artists in experimental ways. We can share the list with you if you’d like inspiration. The only rule is that the text cannot be changed and must be present in some way – so, work merely inspired by the writing cannot be included.
There will be an opportunity to get feedback after the event, and we can offer some rehearsal space at the Arches, subject to availability.
If you’d like to get involved, please email email@example.com
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”