Views from The ‘Bridge

Date:Wed 29 Nov
Time:7:30pm
Venue:J2
Price:£6

Views from the ‘Bridge is our seasonal showcase of work in progress by Cambridge and East-region based artists.

Autumn 2017’s is a mixed bill of extracts of works in progress under development here at Cambridge Junction: 

Hannah Jane Walker: Highly Sensitive

Sensitivity is messy. It is inconvenient. We think of it as a weakness, yet 20% of the population are ’highly sensitive’. If you are not highly sensitive, you definitely know someone who is. This show is about the difficult and uplifting moments we face in the process of being a person. This show asks if sensitivity has helped us evolve, has had a purpose historically, why only now we see it as redundant. In a time of political and social division, this show brings a community of people together to ask if we can use our sensitivity better, if we can change the story, if it could in fact be our greatest strength.  

Hannah Jane Walker is a theatre maker and poet who makes interdisciplinary work that engages people who feel theatre and literature are not for them and that asks big naïve sounding questions. This is her first solo show for studio theatres. She has made two shows with Chris Thorpe (The Oh Fuck Moment and I Wish I Was Lonely) that everybody loved and won prizes. 

ThisEgg in collaboration with MadeMyWardrobe: Dressed

“wearing clothes I have made is the most honest way I have of being in the world” 

Lydia gave herself one year to make all her clothes. By the end of 2016 she gave away her entire shop bought wardrobe and created a brand new bespoke collection by hand.

Dressed is a scratch of what could be a theatre stroke fashion show. Probably a show about why we get dressed in the morning. We’re thinking about the choices we make in covering our bodies 

Josie Dale Jones established her company ThisEgg in 2010 & has self-produced shows with a variety of artistic collaborators since then. ThisEgg makes comic & intimate theatre that wonders about the world we live in, prompting audiences to ask big questions. Goggles received a commendation at Pulse Festival, several 4 & 5 star reviews, was listed as one of The Guardian’s ‘Recommended Shows’ & won the NSDF Edinburgh Emerging Artists Award.  Over the last year, ThisEgg has had an incredible response from promoters & organisations. 6 venues supporting the making 2 new shows, a co-production with Pleasance & a performance at Bush Theatre as part of PBJ’s comedy festival headlined by Nina Conti.

Michelle Sewell: Disney Dysfunction

Disney Dysfunction is a one-woman show about the complexities of a modern relationship. The show takes the audience on a journey through the myths that have been created by Disney, that tell us what love should look like, which is interwoven with the character’s personal relationships with men and women. But bubbling under the surface there is the character’s pain, her relationship with her dysfunctional parents as a child. In the end, we see that Disney was her escape and now she must face reality, trying to find a mid-point between the two extremes of dysfunctionality and a fairytale. 

Michelle graduated with a Distinction in a Masters of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She is a multi-award winning scriptwriter. Her writing credits include: Border Control, Roundhouse, Norwich Arts Centre, Theatre 503; Disney Dysfunction Walthamstow Festival, Cambridge Junction, Lyric Hammersmith; Clownfish, The Miniaturists, Arcola; The Games We Played, Theatre 503. She is currently writer in residence at the Norwich Arts Centre and was shortlisted for the HighTide First Commissions. She is currently on the Papatango and HighTide Writing Programmes. She has completed writing residencies at The BFI; SOHO; SPILL; The North Wall; The Menagerie Theatre Company; Arcola Theatre; and Australian National Studio Residency.

David Gilbert: It’s a O

It’s a O is a performance about the nature of beginnings. It weaves movement, jazz and video projection. Creating a conflicting atmosphere of fun and elation against a feeling of imbalance, and the time bomb experience of not knowing what’s coming next.  

David Gilbert is a freelance director and theatre maker from Zimbabwe, who lives and works in London. He’s currently on the Regional Theatre Young Directors’ Scheme based at Cambridge Junction. Recent directing and performing theatre includes: It's a O (Poplar Union) Dennis in Penge (Oval House), YellowBone (Josh Hair & Beauty) Voices (Theatre 503), Where Will We Live (Southwark Playhouse + Camden People’s Theatre) Ticking (Trafalgar Studios) tah (Bussey Building Peckham).

 

Views From The ‘Bridge is part of Cambridge Junction's artist development network Troop.

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