18 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015
StoneCrabs: Haunting Julia
A gentle yet disturbingly profound ghost story written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Sigvi Johansen (Sarka Lisova) and with Czech actress Barbora Vacková. Part of Gobstoppers Festival, a week-long festival of scratch theatre perforamances at The Albany, Deptford, which showcases the skills of twelve emerging directors working with published short plays.
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Sigvi was born in Ostrava and has been devoted to theatre production since 2009. She currently lives in London, where she takes part in the StoneCrabs Young Directors Training Programme. In February, she will produce a play by the English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, ‘Haunting Julia’, for the Gobstoppers Festival.
Barbora was born in Moravská Třebová. She studied music and drama at the Brno Conservatory and is currently studying at DAMU (The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), in the department of authorial creation. In 2013, she spent a semester studying dramatic theatre at Regent’s University London.
In London, she collaborates with the Stonecrabs theatre company (for instance, she was the Assistant Stage Manager for the production of Das Ding at the New Diorama Theatre).
Her main concentration is in dramatic theatre, but she also specialises in physical theatre, dance and her own theatrical creations.
StoneCrabs is professional theatre company working with international and diverse practitioners to bring challenging and informative work to the stage. StoneCrabs particularly aims to provide up and coming practitioners the support and space to develop their style and voice while establishing themselves in the British theatre industry.
StoneCrabs Young Directors Programme (SCYD) is a training programme for aspiring theatre directors. Since 2006, programme has run annually. StoneCrabs aim to continue supporting the next generation of diverse and exciting theatre makers with this free and vital vocational training.
Training gives trainees an insigh into international rehearsal methods and also a practical understanding of marketing and fundraising strategy, Arts Council policy, producer-venue-director relationship and so much more.
Activities: weekly sessions on production skills szch as markting, fundraising, theatre administration, producer-director working relationship 8 per week practical sessions on the directors craft. Introduce trainees to international variety of rehearsal methods.
SCYD has trained 72 directors to date. 90% have gone to secure employment with theatres in the UK, 5% webt on to set their won theatre companies and the remainder 5% opted for a different career. 67% of previous participants were from BAME backgrounds.
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
From: 18 Feb 2015
To: 21 Feb 2015