Join the Stove!
Are you a performer with a connection to migration or displacement?
The Stove is a storytelling experience which takes place over dinner, inviting audience members to build community through sharing memories and creating stories together. The current narrative is a journey across Europe, through the eyes of a child refugee around a hundred years ago. He's my great-grandfather.
In late January 2023, The Stove will be undergoing a mini residency at Arts Depot in North London.
For this residency, I'm looking to work with artists - actors, performers, storytellers, makers - who either have personal or familial experience of migration or displacement. We will be working together to develop a version of The Stove that allows for multiple stories and voices, and many more audience members.
This is the first time I'm bringing other artists into The Stove's story, and I hope to do a fully-fledged (and better paid!) R&D later in 2023.
I'd love to work with you if you are (ideally):
- A performer, actor, devisor, or storyteller with some experience of immersive theatre
- Someone who has a connection to migration and displacement
- Someone who is comfortable performing and facilitating in English
- Someone who is comfortable talking about their/their family's experiences of coming to the UK, even if you don't always tell the full story
Residency week: 23-27 January 2023
Minimum commitment: 2.5hour workshops on 23 and 27 January, timings tbc but definitely daytime
Additional commitment: Two performers will be invited to development days to work in more detail on particular narratives on 25/26 January. Let me know if you'd be interested in doing a development day!
Fee: £55 for each workshop; £100 for a development day
To apply: If you're interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a little about yourself, why you would like to get involved in the project, and if you are interested in the development days as well as the workshops.
Deadline: 19th December, with informal interviews over Zoom on 21st/22nd.