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EUROPEAN THEATRE CAFÉ – WOOLWICH

As part of Company of Angels two-year programme of international Theatre Cafés, we’re holding a special festival for young people in Woolwich.

8th and 9th May 2015

Following successful industry events in York, Oslo, and Berlin, we’re joining forces with the University of Greenwich and Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre to create a special two-day festival across two venues in Woolwich.

We run from 9.30am to 8.30pm on the 8th May, and 9.30am to 1pm on the 9th, and will share 6 contemporary European plays in professional staged readings, with panel discussions and your meals thrown in too!

Four texts have been announced so far, with more announcements to follow!

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Megan’s Story by Tuomas Timonen (Finland)

Winner of the 2010 Lea Award for the best Finnish play of the year, Tuomas Timonen’s play follows 13 year-old Megan, subjected to online bullying and then ultimately committing suicide. The play is based on real events and the identity of the bully comes as a shocking revelation.

Stuttgart Tehran by Reihanah Youzbashi Dizaji (Germany)
Sami arrives in Stuttgart as a child, her family having fled political persecution in Iran. The food tastes bad, the language is unknown, and they live in a cramped room. Sami finds her was around her strange new world but keeps dreaming of Tehran. As she grows into a teenager, she realises she has no ‘home’, only a place to live.

Jump Out of Skin by Zuza Ferenczova (Slovakia)
Almost fourteen and pregnant – what does she do? No-one can provide the answers she’s looking for, so she finds the courage to feel the touch of death and see what happens… Jump Out of Skin was developed as part of the European Project Platform 11+.

Against Progress by Esteve Soler (Spain)
Described as “seven candies filled with sulphuric acid”, Against Progress consists of seven surreal scenes reflecting the monstrosities and sinister contradictions of the contemporary world. Winner of the Godot Prize 2013.

Friday schedule
Arrivals at 9.30am
Welcome breakfast (GLYPT)
2 play readings (GLYPT)
Lunch (University of Greenwich)
2 play readings (University of Greenwich)
Dinner and response pieces (GLYPT)
End at 8.30pm

Saturday schedule
Arrivals at 9.30am
Welcome breakfast (University of Greenwich)
2 play readings (University of Greenwich)
End at 1pm

Part of  Part of Company of Angels’ International Theatre Cafés programme.