A new play exploring the relationships between black girls and older black women, made and performed by teenage girls from Company Three with Company Three's resident director Maa-Yarkor Addo.
This fun, brave and loving play is our attempt to unpick what ‘Aunty’ really means. To find her in all her complexities and truths. To have the conversations we never have.
Aunty is being developed through scratch performances to audiences of older black women in Islington and beyond and as part of Camden People's Theatre's The Shape of Things to Come Festival.
Created and performed by Aaliyah Murrian, Cherie Duah, Gracia Kayindo, Kadiesat Turay, Kiki Bowen, Shadanay McKoy, Syntyche Tongomo
Sunday 26 November 2017
Camden People's Theatre
Angie Peña Arenas
Special Thanks to
Joy Addo, Natalie Pryce, Parksinor Addo, Rianna Jade Parker & Xana
The Act (scratch)
The Act (scratch)
The Act is about love between teenagers. It’s about the way things look and the way things feel. And the difference. It is excruciating anticipation. It is awkward, funny, uncertain, experimental, terrifying.
It could be amazing. It might all go wrong.
Created and performed by Bethany Timson, Delilah Sykes, Ellie Benmore, Francisco Rodrigues, Kiki Bowen, Michael Adewale, Pia Richards Glöckner, Syntyche Tongomo & Yaamin Chowdhury
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The Act still dances about my head with crystal clarity. This is a show about sex and teenagers, performed by a young cast, Company Three, who have been working together for many years. There is a rare openness about The Act: by the end of the show it feels like I have crouched down next to these teenagers, searched for their pulse and felt it beat.
Here is a company that has learned how to listen to each other without judgment or fear, and who are not afraid to give themselves over completely to the theatre. We eavesdrop on their funny and honest conversations about sex. We watch them sing and dance, run away and towards each other. The performances feel like the most natural extension of these young actors – as if they have turned themselves inside out just for us. It is a revelation and an honour to watch them perform.