'NO TABLE' is Theatre Peckham’s newly formed (and first ever) resident company. Made up of five young, multi-talented theatre-makers, it aims to:
• Embolden young creatives with artistic opportunities and knowledge of the industry through workshops and events;
• Engage the local communities surrounding Theatre Peckham and wider London audiences through learning;
• Create risk-taking work that uplifts the voices of the company through a playful and exploratory approach to theatre-making.
JUNE 8 | 7 PM
221 Havil St, London SE5 7SD
In SCRAPS, NO TABLE’s emerging artists share excerpts from five brand-new pieces of writing, each with the prospect of a future life in London and beyond. Raw and visceral, these snippets of theatre, movement and poetry navigate race, family, disability, faith, femininity, and our primal need for human connection.
• Deborah & Dami by Ewa Dina
Deborah & Dami is a love story to mothers and daughters and the root of their often dysfunctional relationships. The play unfolds in the living room of their two-bed council flat – we watch them grow up from Dami’s birth when Deborah is 18 to Dami at 21 when Deborah is 40. Each scene is one year apart. Family is complicated - this play shows you why.
• Sandy by Nora Lempriere
Sandy has been in the background her whole life. Extracts from a one-woman show in progress.
• In the Valley by Britny Virginia
As part of a larger one-woman show exploring disability and faith, this short piece is a physical demonstration of the impact of disability and the power found in one’s faith through movement and sound.
• One Way Out by Montel Douglas
Can we determine our fate, or do we only have one way out? When young men from London are finally introduced to the independent world, what challenges do they face and how do they overcome them? ‘I feel like we live in fear. Fear of being our true selves’. As their lives unravel, we discover how their bond, or lack of it, guides their individual journeys when faced with physical and mental hurdles.
• An Ode to Black by Ewa Dina
An exploration of what happens when you’re pushed to the edge, an ode to black is an acknowledgement of a moment where the burden of black becomes too much.
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