FRIDAY 10TH MARCH I The Scottish Storytelling Centre I 7:30pm
Tickets: £10 – http://bit.ly/2jbB62R
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the second of our Presents shows, which are dedicated to showcasing a best of long-form spoken word theatre, with a focus on providing a new and exciting platform for Scotland-based spoken word talent. Our first Presents show sold out, so get your tickets swiftly!
About the show:
Paula Varjack’s ‘Show Me The Money’ is a must-see for anyone with even a passing interest in sustainable arts culture. Based on UK-wide research and interviews with artists across various genres, Varjack flips the lid on what it takes to try to build a sustainable arts career in the UK today, as government cuts bite. With her trademark humour, insight and multi-arts approach, this show is a painfully honest yet ultimately uplifting call to arms.
Watch an excerpt here: https://vimeo.com/159840055
Paula Varjack is a writer, filmmaker and performance maker. Her work explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible. Trained in stage management, filmmaking and performance, she enjoys working across and combining disciplines; performance, theatre, documentary and spoken word.
And, in the supporting slots, we are delighted to welcome excerpts from two long-form shows, from the spoken word/ theatre practitioners Martin O’Connor and Skye Loneragan!
MARTIN O’CONNOR’S ‘Mark Of The Beast’ (excerpt)
Inspired by Glasgow and its relationship with alcohol and addiction, Martin’s latest poetry performance The Mark of the Beast explores society through a prism of morality, temptation and family attitudes towards the ‘demon drink,’ and is performed in Martin’s recognisable blend of Scots and song, shot through with religious references and imagery.
Martin O’Connor is a playwright, performer and poet from Glasgow. He is interested in exploring the ideas of Scottish representation and identity through theatre and poetry, with a particular interest in Scots. He makes work for solo performance as well as with, and for, other people.
SKYE LONERAGAN’S ‘The Line We Draw’
Award-winning writer/performer Skye Loneragan shares an extract from The Line We Draw, a quirky verse with live drawing, which explores the line we draw between ages and art-forms. The piece was originally performed at The Arches and also showcased at Wigtown Literary Festival in 2016 where she was Writer In Residence.
“Dr-Seuss-like” – Neil Cooper, The Herald
“Fascinating verse piece” – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Fringe First winner, Skye Loneragan is a writer/performer and theatre director with a passion for curiosity as a kind of currency. Creator of Q-Poetics (poetry in places & spaces of waiting), her collection includes I’ll Do a Budget, Possibility, I-Won and A Little Laugh I Lost Somewhere.Her poetry has been published in anthologies and magazines in the UK and abroad, and she has performed at several festivals, including opening for Kate Tempest at the Sydney Writers Festival.
Come see these wonders! Tickets here: http://bit.ly/2jbB62R