Serious Says in Funny Ways: R&D showing
Date: Sunday 9 September 2018
Location: The Yard Theatre, London
Eight artists draw from their own experience and create a socially engaged piece about a theme of their choice. Their mission is to create a ‘serious comedy’, a performance that is both meaningful and fun.
What happens when a serious say is performed in a funny way? How can artists support each other in doing so? What can you discover about your theatre-making along the way?
Inspired by Aristophanic comedy and Joan Littlewood, Serious Says in Funny Ways is a serious comedy, an innovative experiment that merges performance as activism with an entertaining theatre language.
Screenshots from rehearsals: Ricky Thompson and Claire McKey
Actors/Artists: Milly Bianchini, Dean Elliott, Kira Golightly, Adrian Klein, Sophia Priolo, Laura Rinati, Jack Ryan, Freya Storch
Director/Dramaturg: Evi Stamatiou
Assistant Director: Claire McKey
Videographer: Ricky Thompson
Supported by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Collisions Festival 2018.