Sunday, 1 March 2015

Introducing the actresses who will perform 'About' at our IWD event

Our IWD event on the 8th March at the Fusion Digital Gallery in Norwich is double launch of our anthology Words And Women: Two, published by Unthank Books, and also the texts which we commissioned for ‘About’, our project on women and place supported by Arts Council England.

We have four fabulous actresses performing extracts from the ‘About’ texts, and they have been rehearsing hard with our ‘About’ director and mentor Adina Levay over the past few weeks. They are:

Rosalind Burt who graduated with First Class Honours in Drama And Theatre Studies, specialising in Performance, at Middlesex University. She’s appeared as Joanna in The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd, Beatrice Carbone in A View From The Bridge, ├ůse in Peer Gynt, and The Laundress in Steven Berkoff's The Trial. Rosalind will perform an extract from Tess Little’s script Counting The Pennies which is about a young prostitute incarcerated in Norwich’s lunatic asylum in 1880.

Kate Cox's theatre credits include Chris Bevans in Rumours, Sue Bayliss in All My Sons, Ada in New Electric Ballroom, Maudie Miller in Flare Path, Hecuba in The Trojan Women, and Herr Huld in The Trial. Kate is performing a condensed version of Jenny Ayres’ script Trouble And Strife, which features Station Mistress Appleton and her fight for a company coat during World War Two.

Etta Geras’ roles have included Death in Everyman , Katty in Friel’s London Vertigo, and Alonso in a female version of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. She’s a member of Total Ensemble, an inclusive drama company which devises a play through physical performance. Etta will perform an extract from Thea Smiley’s script Holding Stones which is the narrative of a widow walking The Bungay Straight on a pilgrimage of grief.

Hetty Rance has worked with Chalk Circle Theatre Company, The Hostry Festival and in children's theatre with Belona Greenwood's original plays, most recently The Snow Child . Hetty is performing an extract From Lilie Ferrari’s script Shaddup, which focuses on Jane Sellars who was hung in Norwich for stealing items to the value of twelve shillings in 1631.

More information about this project and the writers can be found on our dedicated blog page ‘About comp’.

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