The Arches presents
Thu 21 Apr 2011 | 7.30pm | Pay what you can (or £2 ticket includes a 125ml glass of wine)
A new form to the anarchic, anything goes evening sees theatre companies, performers, writers and dancers take ten minutes to try an idea in front of an audience. Afterwards, the action moves to the bar, where the audience talks back.
The responses are not necessarily anything you want feedback on. They’re not necessarily things you want to take further. They don’t even need to be created responses; they could be ready-made. If you’d like to stand and say a few words or read from a book, it’s all allowed. These responses can be from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.
Confirmed so far for this month’s event:
Chilhowie Theatre (Molly Bunder and Stasi Schaeffer) – Happy D-Day
1331 Theatre – Gutted (by Cat Grozier)
Rebecca Green – Repent
Joanna Brown – Par Excellence
Rhymes with Purple – Morbid Curiosity
+ more tba
N.B. Chilhowie Theatre’s production Happy D-Day, by Mairead A. Martin, uses Skype as both a practical and a thematic element. Is this the first Scottish play to incorporate this technology? Have your say here.
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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.”