Jack Stancliffe: Half House

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Jack Stancliffe: Half House

Part of Into The New 2015

Tue 13 - Wed 14 Jan 2015 | Tue 13 Jan, 6.45pm | Wed 14 Jan, 8.40pm (1 hour) | Festival Pass: £16 | Day Pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book) | 16+

A prompt

A scene of displaced objects.

A re-performed selection of texts.

An unfulfilled physical gesture and a recording not for public consumption.

These are not accidents.

We witness a public performance of personal limitations, great pleasure is evident through the performance of both player and audience. Half House is an investigation into how the aesthetics of amateur dramatics or “little theatre” can be demonstrative of the values, traditions and the overlooked radical nature of this fading subculture.

Jack Stancliffe is a young maker shaped by a sustained interest in ideas around the performance of histories, cultural repetition and re-appropriation, theatrical deconstruction and sincerity.

He attempts to take this into work into social and youth arts settings, believing in vibrant and challenging learning experiences.

He would like to thank the cultural scene of Glasgow and all those that have contributed to this process.

About Into The New 2015 | a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As we open the Pandora’s box of Into The New this year, we can be sure that the work of this group of graduating students will raise some ‘impertinent questions’. Their performances seek to offer intellect and challenge, hope and humour, bravery and commitment.

Your role, as audience is to ‘domesticate’ their ideas, to deal with them and perhaps to explain them, to yourselves, and to each other. With that we wish you luck, as the class of 2015 may refuse to be tamed!

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