What people said about the online readings of SOMEBODY ELSE and THE FIELD

SOMEBODY ELSE 

by Jonathan Chadwick

online reading presented on Thursday 17th April 2020

with Ruth Lass and Laura Lake Adebisi

Alice is a refugee. She has been badly brutalised. She and Margarette, who has spent her working life as an actor, are living together as a part of a scheme called ONE TO ONE.  The scheme ‘matches’ refugee women with women who have volunteered to take mentoring roles.  The apartment they live in is on the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Unable at first to speak and move, Alice eventually proves that she can help Margarette perhaps more than Margarette can help her.

‘Wonderful play, astonishing performances, a new medium for these new times – a deep bow to you all’

‘a complex, lyrical and profound play and..a very moving and profound performance’

‘Thank you so much for such a powerful play! The bird and the angel, you were fantastic! Bravo!

‘It had great emotional truth and each actor zoomed in at us, as if we were the other character.  The intimacy of that was extraordinarily right for this time of lockdown’

‘I was with you in that house by the Mediterranean.  I swam, I was a fish, an actress, a daughter, a woman.  It was magic. Your two voices mixed and were so close and so far away”

THE FIELD 

by Jonathan Chadwick

online reading presented Thursday 23rd April 2020

with

Amed Hashimi, Mikhail Sen, Ruth Lass, Laila Alj, Laura Lake Adebisi, Annie Firbank and Lloyd Trott

Three people, two of whom are theoretical physicists working at a hadron collider, arrive in a field and decide to buy the adjacent house and have a child. Elsewhere a young woman, distraught at the death of her sister, plants a tree and meets a singer. Rebellion, floods and financial collapse precipitate a social revolution.

‘It was a great reading.  I liked the mood, the pace and the anticipation of it’

‘An intense experience. I was completely drawn in.’

‘I like the mix of revolution and counter-revolution, culture and counter-culture’

‘Marvellous actors!’

‘All this weaving between different sciences and questioning about what it is to be, and all these diverse temporalities, these various loves, these different perceptions of existence, constitute a poetic and disturbing work’.

‘We are awed and so impressed by your extraordinary capacity to weave together so many threads in one play and by the actors’ skill in pulling it all off and handling such a rich and complex text with such aplomb and all of you for managing that on zoom! Deepest admiration and gratitude to the whole amazing crew’

The Field – online reading Thursday 23rd April 7.30pm/8.10pm start

THE FIELD 

a play by Jonathan Chadwick

Three people, two of whom are theoretical physicists working at a hadron collider, arrive in a field and decide to buy the adjacent house and have a child. Elsewhere a young woman, distraught at the death of her sister, plants a tree and meets a singer. Rebellion, floods and financial collapse precipitate a social revolution.

with

Amed Hashimi, Mikhail Sen, Ruth Lass, Laila Alj, Laura Lake Adebisi, Annie Firbank and Lloyd Trott

online reading Thursday 23rd April 2020 from 7.30pm* for 8.10pm start (UK time)

*Participants can arrive from 7.30pm and get to know how we are using the zoom technology. If they wish, they can then take part in ‘public applause for health workers’ at 8pm (for UK residents) and then be ready to start the online reading at 8.10pm

If you want to attend this online reading on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30pm/8.10pm please click on the zoom invitation below at that time and enter the password.

Your microphone will be muted when you arrive in the space. We ask you to turn your video off and select Gallery View and ‘hide all non-video participants’. There will be a discussion afterwards.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8239997145?pwd=YjR5OE10VDVwN2xqZm1PUCtIZzRGdz09

Meeting ID: 823 999 7145

Password: 034675

Further information: info@aztheatre.org.uk

www.aztheatre.org.uk

Somebody Else – online reading

SOMEBODY ELSE

a play by Jonathan Chadwick

online reading

Thursday 16th April 2020 at 7.30pm

with

Laura Lake Adebisi

Ruth Lass

Alice is a refugee. She has been badly brutalised. She and Margarette, who has spent her working life as an actor, are living together as a part of a scheme called ONE TO ONE.  The scheme ‘matches’ refugee women with women who have volunteered to take mentoring roles.  The apartment they live in is on the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Unable at first to speak and move, Alice eventually proves that she can help Margarette perhaps more than Margarette can help her.  

If you want to attend this online reading on Thursday 16th April at 7.30pm please click on the zoom invitation below at that time.

We ask people who attend to have their microphones on mute and their video turned off during the reading.  There will be a discussion afterwards.

Jonathan Chadwick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: SOMEBODY ELSE online reading

Time: Apr 16, 2020 07:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/8239997145?pwd=YjR5OE10VDVwN2xqZm1PUCtIZzRGdz09

Meeting ID: 823 999 7145

Password: 034675

This online reading is one of two.  We are exploring the use of zoom as a medium for dramatic work.  Watch out for the online reading of THE FIELD by Jonathan Chadwick on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30

Questions and follow up: info@aztheatre.org.uk

www.aztheatre.org.uk

Welcome

PLEASE DON’T MAKE US GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN is the latest blog.

THINKING ABOUT THE STATE is a blog piece about the need in our current situation in the UK in the Autumn of 2022 to reflect on the state

Jonathan has recently (01/09/2021) been asked to do online talks and podcasts.

Here is a recent video interview hosted by Connor Hayes from Peace in Kurdistan The Art of Politics and the Politics of Art

Here is a podcast he did for World of Wisdom on ‘Theatre and Transformation

‘Theatre as a Space of Transformation’ is a talk he did for Ecodemia.

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