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Our New Show Tectonic Plates

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Published: Oct 28th, 2013

A couple of months ago an affable Kurdish chap called Amang Mordaki attended a workshop that Richard was running in conjunction with Community Arts Northwest. In Amang’s back pocket was a letter from the Kurdish Cultural Office inviting a UK based company to bring a new piece of theatre to Kurdistan in northern Iraq.
Isn’t it wonderful how the most exciting opportunities fall into your lap like that?

Very quickly Tectonic Plates was born, a new show written and produced by AlbinoMosquito with technical help from Lawrence Reekie from Contact theatre Manchester.

The actors who have taken on the challenge are Sophie Charleson and Andrew Barrett,
They are both graduates from The Space at Dundee College, (We are chuffed to be continuing our working relationship with Dundee College.)

The plays narrative centres upon a girls bedroom that is floating on the surface of the sea, a  tsunami has knocked a piece of her house away and she and her brother can look down through the gaps in the floor boards to see the town she grew up in at the bottom of the water. Her and her brother struggle to survive on their broken little raft.
At night they dream of wild and wonderful worlds filled with life and romance and by day they struggle to overcome the escalating hunger and boredom.

The play will be a mix of Frantic Assembly style choreography, text, film and animation and will be performed in the city’s of Sulimayah and Erbil at the end of November 2013.
During Xmas when we return we will begin work on making a UK tour so that this wonky and wonderful little project can be shared at home.

If you are an artist who is combining new technology and performance this project is open for you to eaves drop on. Email jonathan@albinomosquito.com if you wish to sit in on a rehearsal and see parts of the AV design process take shape.

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