CHARGED: A mini-festival of performance

CHARGED is our new regular event, showcasing performances created by Progression members and resident artists, alongside invited guests and headliners.

DATES: Friday 30 & Saturday 31 March 2018
VENUE: The Tramshed, GLYPT, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES
AGES: 14+
TICKETS: Fri + Sat Eve Combo £7   /   Friday £4   /   Sat Aft FREE   /   Sat Eve £4
ACCESS: Venue is fully accessible. British Sign Language interpretation will be included across the weekend.

FRIDAY EVENING (7-10pm) – £4

7pm                REHEARSED READINGS
Written and performed by young artists from Progression. Mentored by Atiha Sen Gupta, and directed by Angela Clerkin and Annie Fitzmaurice

9.30pm          DREAMBOMB (work-in-progress) by Whimsy (Progression artists in residence)

Dreambomb explores the fury and tenderness of sibling relationships, the hilarity of loneliness, and the giddiness of girlhood. Expect makeovers. Expect Brawls. Expect cauldrons full of tea.

An afternoon of workshops and talks for 16 to 25 year olds

2pm:   WORKSHOPS – with Inua Ellams and Laura Lomas:

Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images.

Laura Lomas is a playwright whose work includes Joanne (Clean Break / Soho Theatre); Blister (Paines Pough); Open Heart Surgery (Theatre Uncut); Some Machine (Paines Plough) and The Island (Nottingham Playhouse / Det Norske Oslo). Radio plays include My Boy (BBC 4) and Lucy Island (BBC 3). Screen work includes Rough Skin (Channel 4); Glue (E4).

4pm:   PANEL DISCUSSION on getting into writing for performance, with Rich Chilver, April de Angelis and other guests TBC

*SATURDAY AFTERNOON must be booked separately (not part of Fri + Sat Eve Combo)

SATURDAY EVENING (7-9.30pm) – £4

7pm                INUA ELLAMS A guest performance from Inua Ellams – writer of The Barbershop Chronicles (National Theatre) and An Evening with An Immigrant (touring, Fuel).

7.20pm          DONUT WORRY (work-in-progress) by Rachael Merry (Progression artist in residence) Bodies. We’ve all got them, but they’re never damn well good enough. As society increasingly devours a life documented online, we battle against diet culture, impossible expectations and self-inflicted lunacy to say STFU! A candid look at the way we see ourselves; Donut Worry tells the story of us, them and probably you too.

8pm    THE GIRL AND THE MOON by Rich Chilver Being seventeen-years-old and in love isn’t easy. Claire’s going through some changes and she’s not sure she wants to stick around for them. But she is sure of Ed. In a desperate attempt to immortalise her love for him, she’s climbed up to the clouds to write his name on the moon. Developed with young people at the New Wolsey Theatre, this is a tender and honest new play about messy first loves, growing up, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love.