ON THE VERGE

On The Verge

RSAMD presents

On The Verge

Mon 20 - Thu 23 Jun 2011 | Times tbc | £6 (day ticket)

// For tickets, please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or visit in person at 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow //

A four day festival featuring diverse pieces of theatrical work from some of the country’s most exciting new voices.

Over four days, audiences are invited to share in the exploratory processes of emerging artists from the MA Classical and Contemporary Text and BA Acting and Contemporary Performance Practice programmes. Artists will question and push the boundaries of the theatrical form through performances of new writing, devised physical theatre and solo performance works based upon deconstructing classical text, visual art, mythology and our contemporary existence, ultimately questioning and challenging our own understanding of the world we live in.

On the Verge promises to be raw, provocative and exciting.

SCHEDULE //
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Monday 20th June

18.45 – 19.15  Charlotte Purser (MACCT): Sex. Violence. Lady Macbeth.
18.45 – 19.25  Andy McGregor (MACCT): The rise and fall of Lucas Petite
19.35 – 21.05  Emily Rees and Lynn Kennedy (BA ACTING): Cancer Time by Gary Owen
19.55 – 20.35  A2b New Writing Work: The Deep End
21.05 – 21.35  Jessica Bathurst (MACCT):  Bot or Not?
21.20 – 21.40  Amandine Vincent (MACCT):  Watch me disappear
21.50 – 22.30  A2d New Writing Work: Train to Xi-an
21.50 – 22.30  Emily Reutlinger (MACCT):  If I…

Tuesday 21st June

18.45 – 19.15  Jayme Wojciechowski (MACCT): Lethe presented by Pagan Poetry Theatre
18.45 – 19.25  A2d New Writing Work: Train to Xi-an
19.25 – 20.10  Andy Paterson (MACCT): 3000 Trees
19.35 – 19.55  Amandine Vincent (MACCT): Watch me disappear
19.55 – 21.35  Debbie Hannan (MACCT) : The Sugar Factories (one-on-one: sign up at Box Office)
20.30 – 21.35  YOWZA (BACPP): Why’d you do it, kid? (installation)
20.40 – 21.20  A2c New Writing Work: A Moment
21.45 – 22.30  YOWZA (BACPP): Why’d you do it, kid? (performance)
21.50 – 22.30  A2a New Writing Work: The Process
22.00 – 22.30  Katharina Leipfinger: A mix tape could kill me

Wednesday 22nd June

18.45 – 19.15  Jayme Wojciechowski (MACCT): Lethe presented by Pagan Poetry Theatre
18.45 – 20.15  Emily Rees and Lynn Kennedy (BA Acting):  Cancer Time by Gary Owen
19.35 – 20.05  Jessica Bathurst (MACCT): Bot or Not?
19.50 – 20.30  Emily Reutlinger (MACCT):  If I…
20.40 – 21.20  A2b New Writing Work: The Deep End
20.50 – 21.20  Charlotte Purser (MACCT): Sex. Violence. Lady Macbeth.
21.00 – 21.30  Claire Moyer and India Crawford-Legg: Dark and Bright
21.50 – 22.30  A2c New Writing Work: A Moment
22.00 – 22.20  Amandine Vincent (MACCT): Watch me disappear

Thursday 23rd June

18.45 – 19.15  Katharina Leipfinger:  A mix tape could kill me
18.45 – 19.15  Claire Moyer and India Crawford-Legg:  Dark and Bright
18.45 – 21.20   Debbie Hannan (MACCT) : The Sugar Factories (one-on-one: sign up at Box Office)
19.55 – 20.40  Andy Paterson (MACCT):  3000 Trees
20.30 – 21.35  YOWZA (BACPP): Why’d you do it, kid? (Installation)
21.45 – 22.30  YOWZA (BACPP): Why’d you do it, kid? (Performance)
21.50 – 22.30  Andy McGregor (MACCT):  The rise and fall of Lucas Petite
21.50 – 22.30  A2a New Writing Work: The Process

PERFORMANCE DETAILS //

Charlotte Purser (MACCT):  Sex. Violence. Lady Macbeth.
Mon 20th: 7pm – 7.30pm  // Thurs 23rd: 8.50pm – 9.20pm

Shakespeare’s classic tale of murder, greed, and passion distilled into a shortened text. Inspired by acrobalance and stage combat principles, this work-in-progress explores the movement possibilities within the words of Macbeth.

Andy McGregor (MACCT):  The rise and fall of Lucas Petite
Mon 20th: 7pm – 7.40pm // Thurs 23rd: 9.50pm – 10.30pm

Lucas Petite is living the ultimate life of mediocrity until a mischievous God, with a penchant for modern art, starts to shake things up. One utterly unbelievable event snowballs into another in this piece of physical comic theatre featuring original music, scintillating storylines and erotic French dancing (sort of).

Emily Rees and Lynn Kennedy (BA Acting):  Cancer Time by Gary Owen.
Mon 20th: 7.35pm – 9.05pm // Wed 22nd: 6.45pm – 8.15pm

Mared and Lola are work colleagues in a call centre in South Wales. This dialogue take place during their ‘fag breaks’.
“As ever, Owen proves himself a master at creating a world that seems ordinary and yet has something strange and dark stalking it at the edges” The Guardian.

Jessica Bathurst (MACCT):  Bot or Not?
Mon 20th: 9.10pm – 9.35pm // Wed 22nd: 7.40pm – 8.05pm

She’s a computer scientist… who loves romance novels. He’s a husband and father… who creates intricate model cities in his spare time. Is she a human? Is he a machine? Find out on the game show that asks YOU to determine the limits of human consciousness. Bot, or not?

Amandine Vincent (MACTT):  Watch me disappear
Mon 20th: 9.20pm – 9.40pm // Tues 21st: 7.35pm – 19.55pm // Wed 22nd: 10pm – 10.20pm

“I’ve lost it. I’d like to remember. What it’s like to feel beautiful. To be beautiful because you can feel it. I’m desperate to remember. Starved of. Starving for. Craving. J’en crève. La beauté. I’d kill for it. I’d die for it. Help me. Help me remember.”

This is how it begins. The obsession. The food, flesh, and flush. The mirror in tears. The dream consuming the body. The war you’ll never see.

Emily Reutlinger (MACCT):  If I…
Mon 20th: 21.50pm – 22.30pm // 7.35pm – 8.15pm

What do you risk when you tell someone that you love them? If you could know, in that moment, what it would cost you, could you, knowing all, still will your mouth to open and sound to come out? What would they hear?

A reflection on a classic American musical, If I… explores the risks we take in acknowledging and acting upon an unexpected, life-changing connection. Based on Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, If I… is conceived and directed by Emily Reutlinger with musical direction by Ryan Moir.

Jayme Wojciechowski (MACCT): Lethe presented by Pagan Poetry Theatre
Tues 21st: 6.45pm – 7.15pm // Wed 22nd: 6.45pm – 7.15pm

Lethe is a high-impact physical and musical exploration of human relationships in the Greek underworld. The piece follows six people, thrown off the edges of the earth, who find themselves submerged in a world without memories. Through the body’s innate rhythm and musicality they find the ancient spirit within us all, a passionate and dark spirit with one desire: to survive.

Andy Paterson (MACCT):  3000 Trees
Tues 21st: 7.25pm – 8.10pm // Thurs 23rd: 7.55pm – 8.40pm

Controversy and speculation still surrounds the mysterious death of Scottish Nationalist Party politician Willie MacRae in 1985. In this play, MacRae examines the events surrounding his own death, gives insight into the cloak and dagger methods used to monitor both himself and other members of the SNP, and looks at the theories that have sprung up from the contradictions surrounding the circumstances of his death and the inadequate investigation that followed.

Debbie Hannan
(MACCT):  The Sugar Factories
Tues 21st: 7.40pm – 9.15pm // Wed 22nd 8.40pm – 10.30pm

“We stood… and… well, Debbie, I just hope you never have to see anything like this… Fire in the sky. The sugar factories were burning.”

If you had to leave just one memory, what would it be? Who would you give it to? Would it be a lesson? A gift? A warning? Collected and collated memories merge and mix in a journey through one woman’s life. Be fierce with reality, remember and be remembered, in this one-on-one devised performance.

YOWZA (BACPP):  Why’d you do it, kid?
Tues 21st & Thurs 23rd // Installation  8.15pm – 9.15pm // Performance  9.30pm – 10.30pm

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Katharina LeipfingerA mix tape could kill me
Tues 21st: 10pm – 10.30pm // Thurs 23rd: 8.45pm – 9.15pm

A mix tape could kill me is a solo work between theatre and performance. One woman has to face a mix tape. The music brings back memories. It is a present from the past which could be a heartbreaker, a hip shaker or a money-maker. The songs are telling stories that make you the person you are. A mix tape could kill me deals humorously and sarcastically with memory and shows the importance of oblivion.

Claire Moyer
and India Crawford-Legg Dark and Bright
Wed 22nd: 9pm – 9.30pm // Thurs 23rd: 6.45pm – 7.15pm

What would happen if Kate lost her best friend? An election wouldn’t be sacrificed. A war wouldn’t be lost. A civilization wouldn’t crumble. An ideology wouldn’t fade. But a life would be shattered. The friendships of women have taken a backseat in modern theatre to the ‘bigger’ issues. Explore just how high the stakes can be when a relationship is tested.

Plus… New Writing Works (BA Acting)

A2a New Writing Work: The Process
Tues 21st & Thurs 23rd: 21.50 – 22.30

In an unnamed totalitarian state all art is illegal. The Process, the ultimate artistic protest, is developed. One room. Three poets. One revolver. Three bullets. Into this, Amis wakes.

He doesn’t know it yet, but he is about to discover the true meaning of ‘suffering for your art’.