The Old Vic’s US/UK Exchange Readings
THE OLD VIC'S US/UK EXCHANGE READINGS – Monday 30th April 2007
With The Old Vics transfer of A Moon for the Misbegotten to Broadway, Old Vic New Voices (the Theatre's education department) is showcasing the work and talents of the hottest emerging British and American talent.
The British practitioners are all members of The Old Vic's New Voices Club our professional development programmed aimed at supporting the very best young London-based actors, directors, writers and producers.
Two readings will take place on Monday 30th April at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row at 4pm and 7pm:
4pm Going After Alice by Megan Mostyn-Brown, directed by New Voices Club director Lucy Kerbel After their son is killed by a suicide bomber, the already fractured Robertsons must face their grief and learn how to be a family again. Megans other works include Girl, The Secret Lives of Losers, 4th of July, The Hawk Has No Home, Lizards and The Rest of Your Life.
7pm – Stoopud F*cken Animals by Joel Horwood, directed by Ari Edelson (artistic director, US/UK Exchange)
For brothers Charlie and Dim, life in their rural backwater hasn't changed for years. But when Bruno, a prize bull, loses his libido it sets an old farm cowboy on a collision course with Charlie and Dims home town, and their best-kept secrets.
The first Western to be set in rural England, Stoopud F*ucken Animals is a tragic tale, comically told. The play showcases the talent of New Voices Club actor, Michael Cox and is produced by New Voices Club producer, David Luff.
Both readings will be followed by drinks, with the opportunity to chat to our New Voices Club members (biographies below for your information). We do hope that you can join us.
To confirm your attendance at one or both of the readings at Theatre Row, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating how many tickets you would like (1 or 2).
With best wishes
Ari Edelson (Artistic Director, US/UK Exchange)
Rachael Stevens (Producer, US/UK Exchange)
The US/UK Exchange readings are generously supported by the Bob and Jennifer Diamond Family Foundation and Theatre Row
Biographies of the 2007 US/UK Exchange New Voices company
Michael trained at ALRA. Theatre credits include : St George and The Dragon (Lyric Hammersmith); Becket (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Laters (Tristan Bates); Alls Well That Ends Well (Young Vic Workshop); Pippi Longstocking (Tour). Theatre at ALRA includes: Amadeus; The Mill on the Floss; Romeo & Juliet and The Beau Defeated. TV includes: Adult at Fourteen (Channel Four) and Children of Crime (BBC2).
Joel Horwood (writer)
Joels first play Mikey the Pikey premiered at the Gulbenkian Theatre and won the Cameron Mackintosh Award at the National Student Drama Festival. The production subsequently enjoyed a sell-out run at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and earned Joel a place on the Royal Court and BBC The 50 initiative. His second play Cattleprod Shakedown was produced at The Stephen Joseph Theatre and Food (commissioned by The Imaginary Body) was awarded a Fringe First for its run at The Traverse Theatre during the 2006 Fringe and will shortly be touring the UK.
Lucy Kerbel (director)
Lucy has recently been working as a Staff Director at the National Theatre, assisting Katie Mitchell on Attempts On Her Life. From 2005-6 she was Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. Directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (Ripley Castle); Play (present : tense at Trafalgar Studios); Red, Cinema and Jimmy Cliff (Theatre 503); and Love and Money (Young Vic Shorts). Work as an Assistant Director includes: Waves (National Theatre); Hamlet (English Touring Theatre – New Ambassadors and national tour) and Bone (Royal Court). She was the recipient of the 2005 Cohen Trainee Directors Bursary.
David Luff (producer)
David is a freelance producer of new writing with an MA in Dramaturgy (Goldsmiths University). He has recently produced Dogfight, a new play by Sarah Sigal (Arcola Theatre) and the Shortcuts Festival of New Writing (Union Theatre). He previously worked full-time at the Arcola Theatre, producing Dracula and the Voyage of the Demeter and Shortcuts 2005. In 2005 he co-produced a theatrical expedition to Salzburg in which Tales from Ovid was performed 500 feet up in the Austrian Alps.