Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN
Thursday 17 + Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Our annual sampler of new performance is a double bill of new works in development from Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel.
A girl, a guitar, and a message of hope… Sharing stories of her journey towards positivity and unapologetic defiance, Fat Girl Singing is an anthem of self-acceptance and a call to arms for those who simply don’t fit the model.
The pulsating anxieties that occur within the Asperger’s mind are unraveled… Sometimes I Leave explores the simple action of, but problematic mental preparation for, leaving. It could be leaving something so simple.
To get a feel for it, have a look at Works Ahead 2017’s programme.
Works Ahead is also seed-commissioning Jamal Gerald’s Complexion — exploring the historic experiences of the house and the field slaves; and drawing a parallel with contemporary pop culture and attitudes to race. Being developed in partnership with Transform in Leeds, look out for a low key interaction.
This event takes place at STUN Studio at Z-Arts
Venue + Booking Details
Dates: Thursday 17 + Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Box Office Tel: 0161 232 6089
Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill will last up to 2½ hours, including an interval (running order tbc). Both works largely spoken English; Emma’s work also includes live music. For specific age and access information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 232 6086.
What people have said about Works Ahead
- Brilliant platform for emerging talent.
- Great to see new work by younger artists.
- Brilliant works in progress, varied and interesting.
- I enjoyed both shows even though they were very different. I look forward to seeing how they develop.
Audience feedback from 2017/16/15
Works Ahead 2018 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb, Contact + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Project Mentor: Peader Kirk