As some of you may be aware we have recently announced some significant news. Tamasha Co Founder & Co Artistic Director of Tamasha Kristine Landon-Smith has been appointed as Lecturer in Acting at National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and will be moving to Australia to take up this position from spring 2013. Read our news piece to find out more. We take The Trouble with Asian Men to Sydney and Co Founder & Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar has recently returned from the USA where she spoke at a three-day symposium sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today honouring Rohinton Mistry, author of A Fine Balance. We are thrilled to be part of the South Asian Literature Festival from next week. Read on to find out more.
Tamasha in association with the South Asian Literature Festival present ELEMENTS: New Writing on stage
2nd November, Bush Theatre - £7.50 / £5 concessions | 7pm
Bush Theatre will play host to this scratch night of new work in their main theatre. The evening will bring a variety of dynamic theatre pieces from seven playwrights, chosen from an initial 47 submissions. Expect work that is by turns provocative, occasionally shocking, often amusing, and in all cases thought-provoking. Featuring work from Anna Jordan, Anna Clarkson, NSR Khan, Vinay Patel, Imran Yusuf, Karim Haidari and Moni Mohsin. Directed by Dominic Hingorani, Ian Nicholson and Anna Jordan.
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TDA artists Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman present
Different is Dangerous
4th November, Bush Theatre Library – FREE | 6.30pm
An effective combination of verbatim text and performance, Different is Dangerous provides a well-rounded and well-informed insight into the relationship between ethnic minorities and the wider society in Leeds. This piece uses interviews with schoolchildren, as well as older members of the community, played though headphones to the performers on stage. First performed at Tamasha’s Scratch Night at Rich Mix in September 2012.
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Exodus 40 Symposium: When Spring Comes
6th November, The Commonwealth Club: 8 - 8.30pm
Part of a full day symposium event – ticket details here
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of the Asian community from Uganda and resettlement in the UK. This exclusive 30-minute preview of When Spring Comes by TDA artist Sharmila Chauhan captures the impact of the exodus on a typical Indian family. First developed on Tamasha’s New Writing course.
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Also don’t miss Sudha speaking at From Page to Stage: Lost and Found in Adaptation on 3 November at 10am.
Congratulations to Rohinton Mistry on receiving the Neustadt International Prize for Literature this September
This is biennial award is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today. Artistic Director Sudha Bhuchar was invited to speak at a three day symposium celebrating Rohinton’s huge body of work and students from the University of Oklahoma, under the direction of Dr Judith Pender performed two scenes from Tamasha’s adaptation of Mistry’s A Fine Balance. Rohinton’s inspiring keynote speech and platform pieces from all the contributors will be published in the special January edition of World Literature Today.
Read Sudha’s diary piece on her trip (also published in Eastern Eye Magazine) here
The Trouble with Asian Men off to Sydney!
We are off to Oz next week with an Aussie version of The Trouble with Asian Men. The show opens at Parramasala Festival on 6th November and features new material from Australian interviews, a local guest performer each night and a core cast of Amit Sharma and Niall Ray. Parramasala is an international contemporary arts festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures and we are thrilled to be a part of it. If you will be down under, or know anyone who is, spread the word!
Our ambitious three year programme will enable us to shine a light on a range of perspectives and stories that connect people from the multiple diasporas within Britain, to their countries of origin. Visit our website to find out all about how you can support our work.
Tamasha Developing Artists
Join us! Visit our Developing Artists webpage for information on how to join TDA (it’s free!) and keep up to date with forthcoming opportunities.
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Watch this space for news about our 2013 national tour of theatre circus piece The Arrival , directed by Kristine…. Coming soon!
P.S. We recommend…
The President and the Pakistani, Waterloo East Theatre | till 4 Nov
1985. Harlem. 3am. Barry Obama and his room-mate Sal Maqbool are looking for a missing dog on the streets of New York. Until Nov 4 at Waterloo East Theatre - 2 mins from Waterloo station. Written by Rashid Razaq, directed by Tom Attenborough.
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New Plays from India, Royal Court Theatre | 12 – 17 Nov
As part of the Royal Court’s ongoing commitment to finding and developing international work, five Indian writers will have their plays performed as rehearsed readings in English. The week will conclude with all the writers coming together to discuss new writing in contemporary India.
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Arab Nights, Soho Theatre | 21 Nov - 1 Dec
An Iraqi playwright, an Egyptian storyteller, a Syrian journalist, a Lebanese live artist, a Palestinian novelist and an anonymous Iranian come together in Arab Nights - six short plays inspired by recent events in the region. From the stirring to the satirical, Metta Theatre brings these stories stories to life with its signature mix of performance, puppetry and original music, creating an Arabian Nights for a modern age. £10 previews on Wed 21 Nov.
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Tamasha at SALF next week ›
2 Nov: ELEMENTS: New Writing on Stage A Tamasha scratch in association with SALF ›
4 Nov: TDA artists Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman Different is Dangerous ›
6 Nov: Exodus 40 Symposium: When Spring Comes >
Sudha’s trip to the USA ›
Rohinton Mistry honoured at Neustad festival
The Trouble with Asian Men in Australia ›
At Parramasala Festival from 6 Nov!
Coming soon… The Arrival