[Foreign Affairs] Open House

21 – 24 June 2018

Our mini festival is a free annual event opening up the company’s inner workings to the general public, offering insight into the company’s working practice in a relaxed and creative environment. We will be opening our doors with a collection of events aimed at engaging our audiences, collaborators and friends of the company whilst celebrating our relationships!

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A weekend of international voices and world theatre

The festival is an opportunity to gain an insight into our work, meet us and say hello!

Here’s a brief overview of some of our Open House highlights:

Talk

‘Where is home? A reflection on identity, immigration and Brexit.’

In conversation with Camila and Trine aka [Foreign Affairs]

As an international theatre company we are continuously reflecting on the ramifications of the Brexit vote and the changing times we live in as we draw closer to the official Brexit date.

Join Co-Artistic Directors, Camila França and Trine Garrett, for an informal talk as they invite some of the company’s key artistic associates and collaborators to reflect on and discuss the meaning of home – what is home? – in Brexit Britain. After an initial ‘panel’ discussion we will open the debate up to the floor inviting members of the audience to take part in the conversation.

Taking a few well known idioms as our starting point ‘home sweet home’, ‘there’s no place like home’, ‘home is where the heart is’ as well as recent newspaper headlines and testimonies from EU citizens in the UK we aim to explore themes of identity, immigration and Brexit.

This talk forms part of the source material for our current artistic exploration titled A Place Called Home which will culminate in an intimate, immersive production later this year.

Please note, this talk will be recorded and turned into a podcast at a future date.

DATE AND TIME

Thur 21 June 2018
20:00 (doors 19:30)

VENUE

Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
London
N1 5SQ

PROGRAMME

  • Bar from 19:30 onwards with drinks and nibbles at cheerful prices
  • The talk will start at 20:00 and we invite you to join us for a lively debate
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Rehearsed reading

The Blind one and the Mad one

by Cláudia Barral
translated and adapted by Almiro Andrade

Featuring Camila França and Trine Garrett, directed by Almiro Andrade.

The Blind one and The Mad one (working title) brings us the story of two sisters, weakling civil servant Renata and her haranguing older sister Minka, a former artist who has lost her sight. Whilst waiting for a neighbour to visit, they reminisce about their lives and settle old scores. Can their neighbour be heard over their intense argument? Will she ever come? Their fight comes to a head with a sad revelation for both of them where, engulfed in their memories, they must come to terms with their concept of reality, the limits of their sorority and what can actually be seen.

This gender bending adaptation by Almiro Andrade of O Cego e o Louco (The Blind Man and The Mad Man) by Cláudia Barral is part of our 2018 season titled A Place Called Home.

Cláudia Barral is a psychoanalyst, writer and actor who trained at the Theatre School of the Federal University of Bahia. She works in various fields of literary production as a playwright, screenwriter, short story writer and poet. O Cego e o Louco (The Blind Man and The Mad Man), her first full-length play, won the COPENE Award 2000, and a version for TV Cultura was produced in 2007.

DATE AND TIME

Fri 22 June 2018
20:00 (doors 19:30)

VENUE

Rose Lipman Building
43 De Beauvoir Road
London
N1 5SQ

PROGRAMME

  • Bar from 19:30 onwards with drinks and nibbles at cheerful prices
  • Rehearsed reading of The Blind one and the Mad one
  • Post-show talk with the creative team
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Workshop

Details coming soon …