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RAIN IN AMERICA!
Sections of AnNua’s first production, ‘Rain’, are to be included in Christorpher Norby’s new work ‘Place’
‘Place’ will shortly be performed in Arizona. We created Rain 2009 and performed it through the Waterside theatre in Derry. We’re thrilled it now has a new lease of life. Hit on the link below to hear the stunning composition created for this work.
“Collaborating with AnNua proved to be a fruitful and enriching experience. Working with a talented group of performers from different disciplines was a joy” Karen Torley, Banyan Puppet Theatre
AnNua Associate Artists is comprised of over forty actors, writers, audio and visual artists, puppeteers, dancers, composers and musicians who live and work in the North West of Ireland. Visit Associates for commentary from artists currently working with AnNua and click on the individual to find out more. If you wish to inquire about becoming an Associate please contact us.
Coming in 2015
‘HOME’ and ‘Civilians’
Created by AnNua
Directed by Paula Simms
Following our Liverpool season audience and critical acclaim has been pouring in.
“‘Home’ is a beautifully written and performed work which has hugely important points to make. I loved how our sympathy shifted between the characters. It shows real compassion for the plight of refugees. It could go on to become a classic”.
Tom Calderbank (The Nerve Review,Liverpool)
See more at: http://www.catalystmedia.org.uk/reviews/home.php
“..a fascinating play…really powerful writing, really powerful images”
Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Ulster
“Strong beautiful words!”
Dr Paul Dwyer, Uni of Sydney
HOME is a fast and furious play through which AnNua examine the plight of refugees, of those forced to leave home and to seek another. We have included commentary and recorded languages gathered from migrants and refugees in Australia, Ireland and England. These roll off the sea as the play unfolds and are mixed with a beautiful composition from Brian Bridges and musicians Gay McIntyre, Lorna McLaughlin (The Henry Girls) Martin Coyle (The Balkan Alien Sound) Cara Park and Paul Harrigan (uillean pipes) together with the Chinese TiMi Ensemble. Home premiered at the Jo Makin Theatre (Liverpool John Moores University) June 18-20 with great audience responses and critical acclaim. Home will now be performed in Derry/Londonderry through the Waterside Theatre. Funny, furious and at times very sad, Home is a journey through time and imagination
‘Home’ is being created by AnNua and is directed by Paula Simms (Zho Image Theatre, Walk the Plank, Hope Street Arts, John Moores University, Liverpool).
‘Collateral damage’, ‘non-combatants’, ‘friendly fire’, ‘acceptable loss’ , in the early 21st century a new and distancing language has been developed to pacify our response to violence against civilians.This ‘State Speak’ has evolved in the Orwellian tradition as we have learned we are being observed on a mass scale. Smart’ weapons are now deployed in a ‘techno war’ in which bodies are not counted. All is justified in terms of the ongoing ‘war on ‘terror’ to which there can be no end. A war in which the line between the civilian and the combatant is becoming increasingly blurred.
‘Civilians will combine acted scenes with metaphor, classical composition, audio design, image and shadow to create a new work with great resonance to the people of the North.
Venues and dates TBA.
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