The summer has been busy with scratches, workshops and collaborations galore! In June we presented a scratch of Golden Hearts at St Georges Hospital - a verbatim piece by Sudha Bhuchar as part of Arts St George's find out all about it here, check out the photos and watch the highlights video here. We’ve had some dazzling feedback from recent workshops collaborated with Rich Mix on their youth takeover workshops earlier this month and now we are looking forward to our next scratch in two weeks read on for more…
Tamasha Scratch Night:
Summer Rolls + Discussion: "Creating from where we are"
Friday 13 September 2013, 7.30pm
A performance of extracts from Summer Rolls, Tamasha Developing Artist Tuyen Do’s current development commission with us. Summer Rolls gives us a peek into the struggles of an immigrant family seeking to bridge the gap that exists between two generations.
The performance will be followed by a panel discussion and audience debate entitled "creating from where we are" presented by Sudha Bhuchar and facilitated by scratch producer Alia Alzougbi.
Should artists always seek to represent their "communities"?
What are the challenges of telling stories from the source?
How can we nurture talent to grow the canon of diverse voices?
What needs to happen to see a multiplicity of narratives on UK stages?
The discussion will feature a panel of industry professionals including Tuyen Do and Kumiko Mendl, Artistic Director of Yellow Earth - for full panel visit the Tamasha website.
Find out more & how to book >
For the diaries: First scratch of 2014 will take place on Friday 28th February.
Tamasha Developing Artists
We were thrilled to receive glowing participant feedback on the recent new TDA workshops on Devised Theatre with Lee Simpson of Improbable:
“It was really wonderful to be able to get up and play in a really safe environment and not feel judged.”
“I loved working with him and would jump at a chance to do so again.”
› Deadline Fri 13 Sept for the exciting new Collaborative Writing 1 day masterclass with the Paper Tiger collective, Saturday 28th September 2013, 10am – 6pm, Bush Theatre (Attic), W12. This 1 day masterclass will introduce different ways to approach writing and editing collaboratively.
› Our current acting masterclasses with Iqbal Khan have been going down very well:"It was fantastic, he is caring and nurturing in his teaching and guidance of your work."
"he encourages the actor to discover “answers” for themselves" (participant feedback).
Check with Tamasha HQ on 020 7749 0090 for any places remaining for the next masterclass, looking at contemporary texts on 9 Sept.
› We are excited to be involved with the Schoolwrights project with Fin Kennedy, Mulberry School and OffWestEnd.com which will send professional playwrights into East London schools to work with year 10 students.
› Tamasha will present a rehearsed reading of Blood by Emteaz Hussain (Sweet Cider) and free workshops on acting and writing during the day, on 30 October at Curve Theatre, Leicester as part of their Diwali programme.
Visit our Developing Artists webpage for further information on how to join (it's free!) and all about what we have coming up and watch this space for more workshops coming soon...
› Artistic Director Sudha will be speaking at the First International Women in Asian Theatre Symposium at the University of Lincoln on the 14th September. More info >
For Registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
› Keep up with Tamasha co-founder Kristine Landon-Smith in Australia by visiting her website and all new blog and watch Andrea Milde’s short documentary film about Kristine’s intracultural theatre practice “Play with Cultures” on our Youtube channel now
P.S… We recommend
› Get involved with TDA Emma Sampson’s new project ‘Lost Soles’ from Riff Raff theatre
› The BFI’s Satyajit Ray season August – October 2013 Celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema with a comprehensive retrospective of Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Ray’s films cover an exceptional range of moods and genres, from the epic tragedy of the Apu trilogy, to the black comedy of The Middle Man.
Tickets and info ›
› A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo
Tricycle Theatre, 4 – 17 Sept
Where do you get SOUL? From watching your parents sell the house you grew up in? From discovering a family secret? Or from the childhood records found in your parents’ basement? Propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B and disco, this is the soundtrack of a boy’s coming of age in ‘70′s and ’80′s Philadelphia.
Tickets and info ›
› The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!
Hackney Empire, 14 -15 Sept
Based on the novels by Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back in this ground-breaking new stage production - a radio show like you never saw before - packed with laughter, really wild sound effects, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names.
Tickets and info ›
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Tamasha Scratch Night,
Friday 13 September ›
Summer Rolls + Discussion
Artists bulletin ›
New collaborative writing masterclass
Sudha at the First International Women in Asian Theatre Symposium Kristine’s blog + “Play with Cultures” video