Eleanor Fogg aka johnsmith took up residency at the start of term 2016-17 and delighted the students with a work-in-progress performance and discussion of "WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS"
johnsmith is a whatever being. Channelling mountains, stars, slime mould and bacteria, john gets into drag as Mother Earth and tries on bodies from the cellular to the cosmic.
Submerged in a tide of colourful images of ‘science’ and ‘nature’, johnsmith howls: ‘who am I?!’ and ‘can I make a change?'
we are all made of stars brings together lip sync, projection, live sound and skin to grapple with some overwhelming questions on a microscopic scale.
Check out some of Eleanor's work here
After a successful residence over the summer, international theatre company HOAX performed their performance-in-progress "STUCK" Thursday 22nd September at 7 PM during freshers' week 2016.
Challenging assumptions around the environment, HOAX managed to get the students thinking about climate change and all that comes with it.
HOAX also collaborated with University of Greenwich staff by setting a task for the new 1st years - sending them into the streets of Woolwich for a provocation.
Check out their website here
On the 21st of September the Applied Sociology Research Group at the University of Greenwich organised a powerful, free, one-day conference for young people exploring issues of identity, lived experiences and belonging among of young people using creative arts based methods and participatory theatre techniques.
The conference brought together academics, policymakers and practitioners (including artists and performers) to exchange knowledge on related fields of research and the ways in which creative methodologies can be used to explore broader sociological and policy issues affecting young people, particularly those from marginalised and BME/migrant backgrounds)
The conference will launch the online visual Toolkit and a briefing report on key findings, all of which emerged out of the broader, Youth Matters project, funded by the University of Greenwich. It will also include a performance by the young people that participated in theatre workshops as part of the project in order to highlight key themes and findings.
Guests included SELINA BUSBY, SHEILA PRESTON, DONN FLYNN, ADEOLA SOLANKE, LOUISE CLOHESY and many more.
The temperature is rising for three heads stuck in the muck of the anthroposcene. Beyond petrified, they have their dreams, each other, wet earth, the taste of death and molten rocks to pass the time.
How does a girl with social and anticipation anxiety enjoy a surprise party?
Lauren invites you to explore this with a show packed full of party games and hopefully no panic attacks.
SURPRISE! is an immersive and interactive clown and comedy show with improvisation, storytelling and original songs. It will explore the form of Graded Exposure Therapy whilst looking at how we can confront anxiety, overcome fear, and find freedom from panic through laughter.
Created by Jillian Wallis in collaboration with Daniele Ridolfi, Reverie is a physical theatre piece about one man's yearning to escape the routines of his life.
An early version was shown at Bathway in March 2015 after which the work was further developed and performed at The Drayton Arms.
Reverie was selected for the Cos Reus Festival, the 'XVIII Festival Internacional de Moviment i Teatre Gestual' in Spain in October 2016, and accompanied by a live soundtrack by Kester Hynds.
The Reverie crew then returned to Bathway for a short rehearsal period before taking Reverie on a London Tour, including to BTN partner Greenwich Theatre, in October 2016.
FREE PERFORMANCE - BATHWAY THEATRE THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2017 - 7.30 PM START - Q&A AFTERWARDS
Mr Mineshaft - a play written by Unfinished Productions' Ben Miller and performed by Adam Courting - is coming to Bathway Theatre for one evening only under the directon of Griffith Rees.