a play by Jonathan Chadwick
Our reading on Thursday 16th April 2020 at 7.30pm was successful with approximately 40 people participating. Here is one review in International Times by Jan Woolf:
“I concentrate instead on live streaming and the feeling of collective consciousness, singling out a play reading ‘Somebody Else’ by Jonathan Chadwick with actors Laura Lake Adebisi and Ruth Lass about the relationship between a refugee and her helper. It had great emotional truth and each actor zoomed in at us, as if we were the other character. The intimacy of that was extraordinarily right for this time of lock down and really made the best of Zoom. Unlike the National Theatre’s live streaming, which I’ve experienced as theatre coming through the wrong medium. Stage theatre, like love, needs pheromones”.
Laura Lake Adebisi
Alice is a refugee. She has been badly brutalised. She and Margarette, who has spent her working life as an actor, are living together as a part of a scheme called ONE TO ONE. The scheme ‘matches’ refugee women with women who have volunteered to take mentoring roles. The apartment they live in is on the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Unable at first to speak and move, Alice eventually proves that she can help Margarette perhaps more than Margarette can help her.
If you want to attend this online reading on Thursday 16th April at 7.30pm please click on the zoom invitation below at that time.
We ask people who attend to have their microphones on mute and their video turned off during the reading. There will be a discussion afterwards.
Jonathan Chadwick is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: SOMEBODY ELSE online reading
Time: Apr 16, 2020 07:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 823 999 7145
This online reading is one of two. We are exploring the use of zoom as a medium for dramatic work. Watch out for the online reading of THE FIELD by Jonathan Chadwick on Thursday 23rd April at 7.30
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