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Philipp Löhle’s Das Ding PDF Print E-mail

StoneCrabs Theatre Company in co-production with Tanja Pagnuco present

UK premiere of DAS DING by Philipp Löhle at New Diorama Theatre

14 October – 1 November 2014    

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StoneCrabs Theatre Company in co-production with Tanja Pagnuco, is 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. Press night is on 17 October 2014 at 7.30pm. 

 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

New Diorama Theatre, 15 - 16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3BF

14 Oct – 1 November (excluding Sunday or Monday);

Captioned performance, Thu 23 Oct 2014

7:30pm (Tues – Sat), 3.30pm (Sat matinees)   -    £14.50 / £12.50

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Young Directors I New Applications PDF Print E-mail

Creative, committed, and enthusiastic about making theatre?

STONECRABS Young Directors Training Programme 2014/2015 – OPEN CALL - deadline 10 September 2014

scyd facebook profile picture 180w 180h v01 StoneCrabs Theatre is now recruiting for The Young Directors Training Programme. Our vocational training for young directors has been now running since 2005 and provides participants with a solid programme in which they can develop their creative potential as makers of theatre.

Not only will you work with leading theatre practitioners – you will deliver and direct a final practical project at The Albany Theatre in South East London.

The programme consists of a series of practical workshops and tutorials towards developing organisational, critical, directorial skills by exploring the nature of a director’s work as well as production, arts management and backstage work. The sessions are led by StoneCrabs Artistic Directors, Franko Figueiredo and Kwong Loke, and various StoneCrabs Theatre Company Associates. Guest theatre practitioners are also brought in to aid the discovery of an international variety of theatre traditions and techniques and to assist you in unlocking your creative potential.

This is a FREE opportunity for aspiring theatre directors and those who are at the very beginning of their career.
So, we want to hear from you if you:

  • are keen to work as a director in a professional theatre environment.
  • can commit to 1½ days a week (Thursday evenings and All day Saturdays from 11 October 2014 till 28 February 2015)
  • can commit to full time rehearsals
  • can commit to the final showcase – full time for 1 week (February/March 2014)
  • are aged 18 and over
What to do now?  Tell us about yourself (No more than 2 pages, using Arial font size 11 including the following information:
  • What you've done, What you're doing, What you'd like to do in the future,
  • What you could bring to the StoneCrabs Directors Training Programme;
  • What you expect to gain from the programme?
  • The title and 100 word summary of the play you would like to direct (it can be any play as long as it is published, runs for no longer than 50 minutes and requires no more than 3 actors) and why did you chose this particular text.
  • Your date of birth and full contact details.
Applications must reach us by 5pm, 10  September 2014
Interviews are from Sept 18th    -   Programme starts on Saturday 11th October 2013.
There are only a few places available, so be persuasive.
Further selection stages will involve an informal interview and help us to get to know you better.    
You can also contact us on 020 8692 0231 x237 or visit www.stonecrabs.co.uk

StoneCrabs Young Directors Training Programme is presented in partnership with the Albany
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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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