We are excited to announce our CO-PILOTS for our first PILOT Night of 2015 at the AE Harris.
They will be Francesca Millican-Slater and Sarah Baker.
Francesca Millican-Slater is a solo writer and performer, she tells stories directly to you, she never pretends your not there. Most of the stories are true, steeped in history, though some times she makes things up. Just for fun. She loves a power point but she’s trying to wean herself off them.
Last year Francesca premiered The Forensics of a Flat (and other stories) at Birmingham Repertory Theatre along with a national preview tour.She created two brand new work’s My Dearest Girls: The Letters Book and My Dearest Girls: Helen’s Story based on the letters sent between a group of Shropshire women between 1917-1920. Made in collaboration with Arts Alive and Shropshire Archives, this duo of performances has been touring across Shropshire and will continue to tour nationally until 2018. She is creating a performance around GOLD! as part of the Behold Festival exploring the Staffordshire Hoard at The New Vic this summer.
Sarah is a theatre-maker and performer from London who now calls the second city her home.
She makes solo pieces of work, that are lead by her exposing too much about her personal life. Her work is visual and funny – a fusion between theatre, performance art, and comedy.
She also makes film, directs shows, works as a performer and deviser with wonderful people and companies: Amy Lord and Louise Orwin, Tin Box, Little Earthquake and Companis………and she forces people to dance in a circle (though that’s usually just at weddings.)
Sarah is a theatre maker on the Birmingham REP’s Foundry programme and is currently developing a show called Lady Lust. Using pornography as the starting point for an investigation into what it means to be a woman in the 21st century, Lady Lust is a funny, uncomfortable and honest autobiographical collage.
They will both be curating the next PILOT Night (event details below):