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Young Directors 2014 PDF Print E-mail

STONECRABS Young Directors Training Programme 2014

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We are pleased to introduced this year's young directors in training:  Caitlin Heaton, Matthew Iliffe, Sarka Lisova, Laura Remmler, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Sian D'avila, Camila Borges, Hannah Sharkey, Jennifer Tan, Artur Assis, Chloe France and Kwaku Kyei-Manu.

StoneCrabs Young Directors Training Programme is presented in partnership with the Albany
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Philipp Löhle’s Das Ding PDF Print E-mail

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Das Ding was presented in co-production with Tanja Pagnuco. We were thrilled to bring to the UK Philipp Löhle’s dark comedy Das Ding (The Thing) for its first time for a three week run in October 2014.

 In a highly comical, breakneck fashion, Philipp Löhle illuminates the mechanisms of our globalised, technologised, rapidly changing world.  Deutsches Theater, Berlin

When the African Siwa is talked into using sustainable methods of cotton cultivation by a Swiss aid worker, it helps two young Chinese businesspeople to make a success of their first start-up. When their trade in soya beans begins to falter, this has an impact on Romanian pig-breeders, which in turn has direct consequences for the marriage of Europeans Katrin and Thomas. When Katrin dares to embark on exhibitionist escapades on the Internet, she sparks not only a very tangible crisis in their relationship, but also a surprisingly international showdown involving the Chinese entrepreneur and others. Meanwhile, the thing – a cotton boll – is travelling its way round the globe, and looks on amazed at the wheelings and dealings of humanity.

In a world where everything is connected with everything else, characters are driven by their yearning for the inexplicable, the magic moment, the great love – at the same time as they get tangled up in the global network of causal interrelationships.

“Now, with Das Ding, he has written a charming, original, stunningly witty comedy.”  Stephan Keim, Frankfurther Rundschau

Das Ding will be directed by StoneCrabs associate artist Tanja Pagnuco, set & design by Swiss designer Martina Trottmann. Martina is supported by the Swiss Cultural Fund.  Das Ding is translated by Birgit Schreyer Duarte, sponsored by the Goethe Institute. The production is also supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund. 

Highly celebrated in Europe, Philipp Löhle was awarded the Young Dramatists’ prize for his play Gospodin in 2007 (which has just been translated into English by Penny Black).  In 2008, he was nominated for the Mülheimer Dramatists Prize and in 2012; he won the Audience Award for Das Ding at Mülheimer Theatertage

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Brasiliance PDF Print E-mail

Brasiliance is an oral history project focusing on the oral histories of Brazilians living in London, who migrated to live or study or as a result of the military coups, between 1960s and 1980s.

Through real-life stories the project aims to break stereotypes of Brazilian identity (i.e; carnival and football) and will look at their contribution to shaping the social, cultural and religious identities of London today.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, BRASILIANCE will run in partnership with King’s College London, Regent's University and University College London.

Through Brasiliance we have delivered school workshops on cultural identity, community workshops and forum meetings to over 500 participants.  Brasiliance have also produced London Pathways Book and DVD for Year 8/Year9 teachers and students, 10 oral history interviews which are currently being archived and a new play by Gael Le Cornec, which was funded by the Arts Council of England and presented as a scratch performance. The play received great feedback and we aim to bring it as a full production in the autumn of 2015.

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Your Support PDF Print E-mail

StoneCrabs is an Arts Charity, which means that we rely on funding, sponsorship and donations. After almost 10 years of work, we are still not core funded. A lot of the time we are working on a 'shoe-string' basis, thus we don't get paid for the time spent on our creative process or on the time spent on administrating the company. Our artists and collaborators often double up on jobs so that we can maintain ourselves and still create one of the many forms of THEATRE we believe should function in our society.

Money generated from the performances and workshops goes back into the running of the company and the creation of new projects. There are various ways of how you can support our work: The smallest donation can go a long way!

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John Fernald Award 2014 PDF Print E-mail

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The John Fernald Award 2014

StoneCrabs Theatre Company is delighted to announce the winner of The John Fernald Award 2014 is Hattie Coupe

The John Fernald Award was set up in 1988 from the estate of the late John Fernald, Theatre Director and former Principal of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

The aim of the award is to help new Assistant Theatre Directors to gain valuable experience in a professional theatre.

The John Fernald Award is administered by Equity Charitable Trust.


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