Not Long Now until the first PILOT Night of 2015, so we thought we’d give you a little taste of what you can expect:
Demi Nandhra – Life Is No Laughing Matter
Life is no laughing matter but depression is.
I hope it is! I’m fed up of it not being…..funny!
Demi Nandhra for the sake of her own sanity is doing a show about her depression. A ‘funny’ show about depression. Delving into her past, present and not so much her future,( she doesn’t like the future, it scares her). She will talk of feelings, causes and her cure (yes she has a cure). There will be a giant edible happy pill (antidepressant) – so we can all have a nibble and feel better, a canoe, 2 yellow PVC raincoats (for the storm), a onesie for comfort and Yoko – The puppy that Demi may have or may not bought to feel better.
K.I.D Theatre Company – TAH: The African Heterosexual
TAH: The African Heterosexual shows a young man’s relationship in defining his manhood and sexuality.
K.I.D are made up of three young, black african theatre-makers; David Gilbert, Kayode Ewumi and Ibrahim Shote. K.I.D artistically aim to create theatre that can only be made by none other than K.I.D. K.I.D exist because they believe there are still discriminate concepts today of what manhood is and especially of what an African man is which need to be challenged.
JoeHancock/Joe Von Malachowski/Tom Recknell – LAIKA
LAIKA is a lo-fi musical comedy based on the real life story of the stray Soviet dog sent into space, and reimagines it as a very human tragedy of desperate measures and thwarted ambition. With singing dogs. In space.
Laika, 28*, is a single mother of two pups, dreams of escaping the poverty and starvation of life on the back streets of 1950’s Moscow.
As the Cold War escalates, Laika is offered an opportunity for stardom, and a chance for a better life for her children- but is it too good to be true?**
Tina Hofman – Lucid Interval
Someone completes you, and lights up your life in every possible way. But what happens when that someone suddenly disappears? That void left behind and the division of a life in to two distinct halves – one with them, one without – is at the root of this new piece from Tina Hofman. Inspired by our most private places and the way our minds and bodies deal with a sudden change in our reality, Lucid Interval investigates the space we come to inhabit between normality and chaos when sudden, shocking loss occurs.
Zoo Indigo – Celluloid Souls
Zoo Indigo’s Celluloid Souls is an interactive and unique digital performance experience exploring our obsession with the cinema. Using live video feeds and pre-recorded material the performers dive in and out of projections, crossing the celluloid divide. Zoo Indigo use audience contribution to create a tailor-made multi media performance, including re-enactments of the spectators’ favourite films, and memories related to the cinema. The performance humorously addresses representation of gender in different movie genres, with a delicious assortment of cross-dressing, miscellaneous costumes, make up, and fake moustaches.
Please email your favorite film moment to Ildiko@zooindigo.co.uk, to feature in the performance.
Zoo Indigo is a contemporary performance company based in Nottingham, playing with the innovative integration of new technologies. Through the use of humour, popular music and the reprocessing of cultural images fused with autobiography, the company explores the banalities of the everyday juxtaposed to the grandeur of the cinematic.
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