The Bare Project: On The Outskirts of a Large Event
An iceberg arrives at a tropical island. The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex. On the Outskirts of a Large Event mixes cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word to form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice. The Bare Project is a Sheffield based theatre and interactive arts company who want to push our sense of what is real and unreal.
This performance is a 'scratch' version of the piece following a two-week rehearsal period. Feedback from the audience would be very helpful to guide them in their final week of rehearsals!
The production is directed by Artistic Director and co-founder Malaika Cunningham (Cardboard Citizens, Invisible Flock), who is currently undertaking a PhD in theatre and activism at the University of Leeds, and written by Joe W (Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting 2016). The cast will feature Rose Gray (Roundabout- Paines Plough), who has worked extensively with The Bare Project and is an Associate Artist and Nicola Blackwell (Market Boy- National Theatre) who has been a key part of the development of this show.
On Monday 12 February, Malaika Cunningham will lead a workshop where she will be using Theatre of the Oppressed technique to open up discussions about democracy, theatre and the political role of imagination. Full details on the workshop here